Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that Disney has essentially bought the Star Wars franchise, and will be making more movies—possibly the missing episodes 7, 8, and 9 that George Lucas had originally planned. So the hot topic in Hollywood is: Who should star as the familiar characters?
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Some say Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, Inception) should play Luke Skywalker. I have to admit, there are some possibilities there.
My favorite for Princess Leia would be Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World).
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She has that indefinable something that can really bring a spark to a film. I think she can alternate between being a royal princess and someone who can wield a weapon.
Now for someone who looks a little older and can assume a commanding demeanor. I could see Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern, Blade III) as the new Han Solo.
My favorite character was Wedge. “Who’s Wedge?” you ask? He was in all three of the original movies (4,5, and 6) and was as good a pilot as Skywalker, but never used the Force. For that role, I would say Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice).
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And of course, we need someone for Chewbacca
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Fortunately, Sigourney Weaver is too far away to punch my lights out.