kgbelliveau wrote:There is a long standing story that Harrison Ford asked for Solo to die in Return of the Jedi and was refused by Lucas. Perhaps he only agreed to return if they killed him.
interesting. Any facts to that?
Concerning Leia, I differ. Seeing unseen footage feels like making her come back alive for a moment. To me this is magic.
I prefer real live appearances to jedi ghost appearances. Given that Luke is dead, I'd say it's better than nothing to have him come back that way, but I would obviously prefer to see all of them alive (Han, Luke, Leia).
It would have been so wonderful to have all 3 of them in movies side-by-side with new faces and have good interaction between them. They had this unique chance and squandered it. It's incredibly disappointing.
Harpy Gee wrote:All of them have been overly safe garbage with zero charm or charisma. At least the prequel movies tried to be something new and for what it's worth it actually did create some neat concepts that'd be utilized by EU content. The new films; however, don't even generate that.
I'm with you.
ribcage wrote:If there was a good story that needed Organa and existing footage could make it work I'm all for that. I would even prefer this to handwaving Organa's absence in dialogue, which no matter the story you tell (with or without unused footage) explaining her diminished or non-existent role in the narrative would be a necessity. You can't just let the leader of the protaganists forces just disappear.
ribcage wrote:As for Skywalker, I'm surprised to hear Hamil is coming back. I felt his death stank of an actor not sure if he wanted to return or not and less of a set decision in the story they wanted to tell. But I'll be glad to see him again.
Interesting thought. I had never seen it from that perspective. Did Hamill say something to that effect ?