Guest Column by Eric WickhamJar Jar Binks yet to confirm
Hey guys, remember Star Wars? That film trilogy that filled us with a sense of adventure, nostalgia and wonderment a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Well, it’s coming back.
According to Business Insider, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford are set to reprise their roles from the original Star Wars trilogy. That means Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker will all make appearances at some point the new film trilogy. Their significance and their roles in the plot have not yet been disclosed.
Alongside the triumphant return of these beloved characters, the franchise is looking to return to the thematic roots of original trilogy. With J.J. Abrams at the helm, it is with great hope that Star Wars can recapture the quality that made it one of the most celebrated cinematic experiences of all time.
Star Wars VII is set for release on December 18, 2015, and even though we`ve all lived through the crushing disappointment of the prequel trilogy, it’s hard not to get excited about this movie.
That being said, the prequels truly sucked. Its love story was written so poorly it made the scene in A New Hope where Luke Skywalker kissed his sister look less awkward in comparison.
It’s difficult to put into words how stupid the romance subplot in the prequel trilogy was, so I’ll let a montage set to Evanescence refresh your memory.
God help us all.
On the bright side, our collective expectations have been permanently lowered by the prequels. Star Wars VII doesn’t have to do much to improve on Lucasfilm’s last efforts, so I’m sure we’ll all love it.
If you’re not convinced about the prequels being awful and you have a few hours to kill (NOT AT WORK), watch the Mr. Plinkett Reviews on RedLetterMedia.com. He’ll set you straight.
With files from Business InsiderEric Wickham is a Guest Columnist at Stardust Drive Productions. When he’s not busy sitting in coffee shops trying to look cool or cruising for chicks you can find him spewing pretentious nonsense on his audio blog Music Digs.