Today is unofficially known as Star Wars Day all across the globe, as fans of the movies flock to unofficial conventions and events all over the world. The term “May the Force be with you” has been geekified and is now used as a pop culture reference for “May the Fourth be with you.” Just one day before Cinco de Mayo, this holiday allows many fans to share in the wonder of imagination that is ‘Star Wars’. Since Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars license from George Lucas last year, there have been a lot of rumors lately about an upcoming movie. Disney confirmed a while back that there would be one more trilogy made, as well as subsequent stand alone films based on the background fluff of the Star Wars Universe.
Star Wars Episode VII Hype Abound On May The 4th
Just days ago a photograph was leaked showing many of the original cast members of original Star Wars Trilogy. Rather than make a series of films based entirely off of new characters, director J.J. Abrams opted to hire the original cast to reprise their previous roles as older versions of themselves. The genius idea may be more than 30 years in the making, but the use of the original cast could finally deliver the quality of film that loyal fans have been waiting for for over a generation.
While the plot of Star Wars Episode VII has not been revealed, one can only dream of the story to be told about how the original character’s lives play out in the future (although a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away). Some people have been speculating that the film will tell a story about the fall of the Empire, though the general age of the characters and actors would be more appropriate for something long after that event would have taken place.
Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO and many others will most likely be a part of the cast. Sadly, some of the original cast members have died, both on and off the screen. Kenny Baker, who played R2-D2, and some others have sadly passed though their roles could still be filled. Since R2-D2 was a robot it may be easy to replace him with an automated machine, rather than an actor in a suit. There was no mention yet about whether Frank Oz was coming back to play Yoda, or whether his character would even play a part in the coming films.
Star Wars Episode VII Hype Abound On May The 4th.