Star Wars Episode VII Discussion

Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian ScoundrelIndianapolis, IN
edited November 2013 in The Pub
Star Wars Episode 7 to feature Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron, NO NO NO KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!

Yes you heard it right J.J. "Story murderer" Abrams is casting Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron.....In Star Wars!
Zac Efron as Jacen Solo (Han's son) and
Ryan Gosling as Ben Skywalker (Luke's son)
The question is, why? Is it Disney being well.....Disney, or is it the fact Abrams just can't direct Sci-Fi and make something that the diehard fans will like. Or possibly does Disney just not care about anything other than money. The point is, and I hate to say this but Lucas could have done better, hell two hours of a movie about a lobotomized Jar Jar Binks would be better, yes you read that right two hours of the dumbest character in the history of the franchise made dumber by a frontal lobotomy, would be better than this!
Cliff_Forster
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  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    Simple solution: don't go see it.
    ChoochJBoogalooTeramonamidga
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    Detroit's kinda got a crush on Ryan Gosling right now for being awesome (he's like our own personal cheerleader), so you'll get no complaints from me about him.

    Efron's primary sin seems to be becoming famous as a Disney teen idol and his "chick flick" resume. My only exposure to him was Hairspray, and I didn't come away with a negative opinion of him.

    Let me remind you that the choice of casting the lead children for E1-3 was possibly the worst acting choices in the history of acting choices, so I'm really unconcerned about Disney doing any worse.
    GnomeQueenJBoogaloo
  • I don't care if they cast Justin Bieber and Whoopi Goldberg, I'm still going to go see it because it's Star Wars. I don't know who Efron is short of what Lincoln just said, but if I'm picturing the right person for Ryan Gosling then he is a very smashing young lad and eye candy can't hurt. Zomgz star wars, boner.
    JBoogalooRyanFoddermidgaGarg
  • I don't think you got this information from a reputable source.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/25/ryan-gosling-star-wars_n_3651470.html
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI
    wait, are they not casting for Jaina Solo??
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related
    But who will play Jabba the Hutts' son? I nominate Will Smith.
    Creeperbane2
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA
    edited July 2013
    I can dig the Ryan Gosling and Zack Efron thing. They're both very good actors and I'm willing to give them a chance with these films.
    Why the rage? Yes, at first glance I'll admit I was a bit, "huh?", too. But, this is my own prejudice and disdain for many (not all) of the movies they've both been involved in. Are they big time action stars? Not really, I don't personally think so. Do they seem "too pretty" to do a sci-fi film? In my opinion, yeah kinda. Do I think that they could meet my expectations of what Star Wars was when I was a child? Hell no.
    But, my immediate opinion was complete nonsense. I had already written them off before giving them a chance. The truth is they're actors, and pretty damn decent ones. The only reason I didn't initally want to see them in these roles is because I've never seen them in this type of role before. I say, "ef it, let's give them a shot!" They did past movies that best suited them at the time they were presented. Now's a chance to be part of a legacy that spans multiple generations of fans (both new and old). They're aware of the expectation laid upon them and I highly doubt that they're going to ignore it and just "willy nilly" their way through it, same with J.J.A.

    Let's give it a chance to succeed before crying fail immediately.

    Edit: Apparently I missed seeing Signal's reply with link ;)
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    I think they're both decent actors... Also, yeah. Star Wars. I've kind of had a Star Wars obsession since I was a teenager, so adding good looking guys in to the equation isn't going to take any points away for me.
    GnomeQueenKoreish
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth
    I think they're both decent actors... Also, yeah. Star Wars. I've kind of had a Star Wars obsession since I was a teenager, so adding good looking guys in to the equation isn't going to take any points away for me.
    QFT
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    I think the lady appeal is definitely an element here.
    JBoogalooGnomeQueen
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    Can't be worse than Episodes I-III, or any recent decision made by Lucas.
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    Whats wrong with Ryan Gosling? Have you seen Drive or The Ides of March? Awesome movies. Take your speculation hats off.
    GnomeQueen
  • Can't be worse than Episodes I-III, or any recent decision made by Lucas.
    So the bar is set at sucking less?
    Creeperbane2
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    Until I have sufficient cause to raise my expectations.
    Cliff_ForsterGnomeQueen
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff
    Episode III was good. Episode I was nothing more than a way to set up merchandising. Episode II had its moments, as long as you take out the shitty "chemistry" between Hayden and Natalie. I've seen more convincing chemistry in porn movies.
    JBoogaloo
  • edited July 2013
    Honestly, I'm not opposed to either actor, and I don't think either is officially confirmed yet though.

    What I'll say, both young good looking fit guys. One can sing and dance pretty good. I mean Ray Park was a ballet dancer and it worked into the best choreographed saber fight in the entire series.

    My fear is this.... You will miss Lucas when his influence is gone. Don't give a shit what anyone says here, the man is a visionary, a complete genius. Star Wars is a little hokey on purpose. It's part of what it is, embrace it. Making a more hip, modern version of Star Wars, while it may be entertaining in spots it will no longer be Star Wars.....
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA
    I'm not sure and (to admit) I haven't read anywhere saying they're going for a more hip/modern version. :)

    I get your Lucas sentiment though and good ref on the ballet dancer/saber fight choreography.
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN
    Cliff_Forster
  • hell two hours of a movie about a lobotomized Jar Jar Binks would be better
    Isa say thisa gaves mesa the lulzas

    JBoogalooCreeperbane2
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited July 2013
    I'm so happy I can watch I-III without letting good/bad acting get in the way. I just don't care enough. The "bad acting" as some of you have described (I disagree but that is a whole other thread) doesn't make a movie bad just as bad graphics don't make a game bad.

    I am open to whatever they do to produce new star wars films because they are producing more star wars films.

    -Digi
    PirateNinja
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited July 2013
    I can watch I-III without letting good/bad acting get in the way. I just don't care enough.
    It seems this is like a paraplegic saying how happy they are they can stab themselves in the leg without feeling it. :wtf:
    AlexDeGruvenChooch
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)>
    I honestly don't know which to consider a more reputable source...Creeperbane or HuffPo. =/
    RyanFodder
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    I watch Star Wars for the plot.

    -Digi
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    I watch porn for the plot.
    JBoogalooUPSHitman
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego
    edited July 2013
    Don't know enough about Efron, but you guys hate Gosling because he's good looking? What?

    I'm with @Magic, he puts out good stuff.
    GnomeQueen
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA
    I don't know about Efron, but seriously Gosling rules. If you haven't seen drive, cancel your evening plans and go watch it now.
    GnomeQueen
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    Also: J.J. Abrams is a pretty good story-teller.
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