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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Remaking Star Wars

We've been watching, or I guess I should say re-watching, all the Star Wars films in order.  It all started when we inexplicably sat one Saturday and watched all four Die Hard films, back to back. I don't remember why or what the reasoning was, but we did it. So then we started to think about what other series we could stand to watch that way. 

With all the Star Wars talk, it seemed like a good place to start. But since we didn't have another day to do it in, we've just been watching about one a week.  It's been harder than I thought. Mostly cause we had to start with Episode I, which is, unarguably (so don't even try to argue with me), the worst of the six movies. So since we started there, it was almost difficult to make ourselves watch the second one. But we did it. Fortunately, we eventually got to Episode IV and it got better. Mostly because we've also been watching the corresponding Family Guy ep (we only have Episode VI and It's a Trap left to watch). 

Anyway, I've been thinking about the new Star Wars films. I'm still slightly bummed that it's JJ Abrams and not Joss Whedon at the helm, but really mostly cause I'm still sore about Lost (and will be forever more). But the good news is that I heard Mark Hamill is in talks to return as Luke Skywalker and he basically said he didn't want to do it unless everyone else came back, too. That would be awesome. One assumes that they will be older versions of themselves, with their children or whatever in main roles. But honestly I'd like it just as well if it was just Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in the leads. I don't subscribe to the theory that you have inordinately pretty twenty-somethings in the lead roles to sell tickets. 

In any case, all this talk made me think about who could play their children or maybe even them in flashbacks and I remembered a picture I put together once of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones matched up to Matt Davis ("The Vampire Diaries," "Cult") and I went out and found another one of Han Solo and Matt.  

I think he's a pretty good match. I mean, they're even dressed alike! (Which seriously makes me wonder if Matt actually realizes he looks like Harrison Ford and has been trying to make it even more obvious, but...no, that's probably not what's happening. I'm sure it's just a coincidence.)

What do you think?  

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