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Whedon against Big Three return to Star Wars

March 11th, 2013 by bash 2 Comments

One man who many thought of as the dream director of the new Star Wars movies has come out and said he doesn’t think Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker should be the main focus of the new films.

Joss Whedon was asked by Digital Spy during promotion of his latest movie Much Ado About Nothing what he thought about the return of the Big Three to a galaxy far, far away.

He replied: “You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did.”

So there you go. Is he right? Should the new movies focus on a new group entirely? As ever let us know your thoughts.

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  • Oillie132

    Ok i have seen the star wars films and i see your point on not making han, luke and leia the main roles, but at least put them in as charaters who give support advise and leadership skill to the new group that explore the galaxy, like luke and han childeren (if they have any) be the main roles, that they look up to them 3 as heros, and in there jorney that they need that support. There is not point of having a film knowing that them 3 are still out but not in it,

  • jigen08

    My new hope is that they keep Joss Whedon far, far away from Star Wars. He’s not a good director, rather he appears over-rated, over-hyped, and nowhere near as good as the much maligned creator of Star Wars.

    Of course, I haven’t seen everything Mr. Whedon has directed. In fact, I’ve seen only one: The Avengers. I found it entirely lacking in warmth. The Earth (my planet) was being attacked by over-designed villains and I just couldn’t bring myself to care because it was treated as a plot device rather than a catastrophic threat to my species. I cared more about the plight of Alderaan in those few seconds of episode IV than I did about anything during the Avengers. There were lots of whizz-bang special effects, but the characters appeared flatter than their early comic-book versions, and the action scenes began to grate quickly without the substance holding the alleged plot together. Perhaps I’m being unfair and I should check out some of his other work but I’ve no desire to, knowing this was one of his best efforts.

    I can agree with some of his points here, but let’s hope they keep him away from Star Wars. Critics who won’t invest the time in Star Wars often assume it’s two-dimensional. Having Joss Whedon’s involvement would more or less assure its future as two-dimensional.

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