Tag: Princess Leia

NOT SURE…..

Since Star Wars The Last Jedi landed in December and divided the Star Wars community, the question left for many fans was, after the death of the people’s princess, Carrie Fisher, just how are they going to finish the current trilogy?

Disney have stated from day one that they will NOT use CGI to re-create Leia.

So fans have been left to wonder just how she will be included in episode 9 and will Kylo get the conclusion he desperately needs.
Have they been lucky enough to have masses of existing footage they can cut into the story line or will they need to re-cast?

There is now talk about re-casting Princess Leia.

SERIOUSLY?!!

If they did, it’s a risky step.
They are going to have to get the casting spot on or fans will NEVER forgive them.

In a recent article on movieweb.com, 5 actresses have been theorised.

Only one, in my opinion, could seamlessly slot into Leia’s place

The articles states that a petition is calling for Meryl Streep to finish the role.
Again…. SERIOUSLY?!!!

This would be a HUGE mistake. She is totally wrong, as is Olivia Coleman and Sally Hawkins who are both too young. Robin Wright and Laura Linney are both too….glamourous and again, a little too young looking.

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No, in my opinion, the only actress who could justify replacing Carrie Fisher is Joely Fisher!!

Joely Fisher

Carrie’s half sister and Auntie to Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter who also has a small recurring part in the current trilogy.
In my opinion, she has similar looks and build to Carrie and it would be keeping it in the family for what would have to be Leia’s last outing in a Star Wars movie.
OK, there’s 11 years between Carrie and Joely but physically Joely is perfect and a good makeup artist could complete the look.

There is a script in place and filming starts at the end of July, so speculation starts right now!!
The last two films have confirmed how little we will know until we go and see the film in December 2019.
With that said, here is where the fun begins.

Every snippet of info a clue to what we can expect and with JJ Abrams back in charge, it’s going to be one hell of a ride and I just can’t wait!

 

 

STAR WARS MUSINGS #7

I really must stop torturing myself.

I have 2 painfully slow counters on my blog that keep reminding me we still have 18 months until Ep VIII and 6 months until Rogue One.

I’m looking forward to both for different reasons.

Rogue one just looks like it’s going to be stunning.

Just look at that shot of the Star Destroyer as that shadow moves across the Death Star.

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That scene with the AT-AT’s on the beach!! OMG!!

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This trailer throws up so many questions that I want answered NOW!!
Is the guy in white a Grand Admiral? And is he going to be seriously badass?

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Who is in that Bacta tank? He’s certainly important enough to be protected by imperial guards seen flanking the tank and who is kneeling before the Bacta tank?

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Who is Jyn Erso and where does she come from?
Is Jyn Erso her real name?
Look at the insignia on her arm in that last shot…. It’s Imperial!

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And who is this guy?

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We know that none of these characters appear in IV, V or VI so do they all die in this film?!

Anyway, onto Episode VIII

Where do I start?
So many questions left to answer.
Who is Rey?
Who are Rey’s parents and how/why did she get left behind on Jakku?
Who is Snoke?
Kylo did not get the release he was looking for after killing Han, does he regret his actions?
Will Kylo start a long hard faught for redemption?
Will Kylo still wear a mask or will he show off his new battle scar?
Will Leia ever get to confront her son again?

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Who are the Knights of Ren?

Knights of Ren

Will Hux become something more? He certainly has balls. After all, he’s certainly not afraid of Kylo Ren and with just one shot in EpVII he became the most prolific killer in Star Wars history when he took out the Hosnian System!! Could he have his eye on the Throne?…..I BLOODY HOPE SO!!!

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Original image source unlikelymilliner.tumblr.com

Is Luke teaching Rey? Some recent reports from filming suggests that there may be trouble brewing on Ach-to after a visit from Kylo!
How extensive is the First Order? Starkiller Base exploded with a good chunk of personel on board. What kind of an impact does that have?
Come to think of it…did Lieutenant Mitaka make it off the planet? Little nervous cutie that he is.

In my mind I have a scenario I would love to see.
Kylo redeemed (although he has to go through hell to get it). If he ever gets to hug his Mum as she forgives him I think I will just melt into a puddle and be done with life!
Hux on the throne but peace in the Galaxy as the rise of the Grey Jedi brings balance to EVERYTHING!
Kylo and Rey are the start of the Grey Jedi. They need each other to bring that balance to everything.

It’s all pie in the sky.
It’s never going to happen that way but it’s so exciting thinking about it.

I love reading all the theories people are having.
All the reports from the sets with snatched photos giving hints but nothing rock solid.
At this rate I’m going to give myself a stroke just thinking about it all which will be no good as I actually want to make it to Ep VIII!!!

DISHETTE OF THE WEEK #4 – CARRIE FISHER

After posting Daisy Ridley as Dishette of the week number 3, there could only be one choice for Dishette number 4. Carrie Fisher.

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What an amazing woman.

Born in 1956 and the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
She hasn’t had an easy life and has really struggled with her fame.

Eddie Fisher left Debbie when Carrie was just 3 years old and married Debbie’s best friend Elizabeth Taylor.

She has been quoted as saying ‘she would have turned down the role of Princess Leia had she realized it would give her the celebrity status that made her parents’ lives difficult’

Her Mother’s acting career interfered with Carrie’s education so much that she never graduated.
That said, Carrie has gone on to become a prolific writer of original work.
She writes screenplays, most noteably the semi autobiographical ‘Postcards from the Edge’ for which she wrote the book and the screenplay for the film of the same title in 1990 which was nominated for 2 Academy Awards.

Carrie has been very upfront about her problems with drugs and her struggle with bipolar disorder.
She has also struggled with her weight and let’s face it, who hasn’t!!

She is now what I would class as ‘a bit of an eccentric.
She now appears comfortable in her own skin, says what she thinks ‘regardless’ and takes her little dog ‘Gary’ everywhere. And I do mean everywhere!

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Poor Adam!! Looking a bit out of place holding Gary!!

Anyway, whether she likes it or not, she will always be know to us as Princess Leia.

A New Hope.

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Empire Strikes Back.

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Return of the Jedi.

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And now, 30 years later, The Force Awakens.

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Only now she is not a princess, she’s a General.
And as Lor San Tekka said, ‘to me, she is Royalty’