What if Lando was in Ep. 7?

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OK so its been a month now since Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in theaters here in the US. Everyone by now has given their two-cents about what they thought of the film and some rumors for the next films.

One thing that really bothered me though was how the film had characters that served no purpose. Captain Phasma is one of the biggest ones, but her character can grow as the films go on. Max Von Sydow’s character Lor San Tekka however was a huge wast of a actor and actor. SPOILER: He dies about 5 minutes into film. With the lines given to him it make it sound like he had some important backstory to the Leia and the Rebellion. Also Kylo addresses him as like him and Tekka had a past. They may bring this up in the comics, but if you never read them, his character served no purpose!

This is why I think they should have replaced his character with, Lando Calrissian.

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Go with me…

You can take some of the same dialogue, and it would make sense.

“This will begin to make things right”, this could mean that Lando is still trying to make up for the events during Cloud City.

Lando would also know about the Jedi and the Dark Side so the dialogue about that would work as well.

“General? To me she’s Royalty.” That line is MADE for Lando’s silk Colt 45 voice!

The most important lines are when Kylo looks at Tekka and says, “Look how old you’ve become.” That would make sense with Lando, since Kylo is Han’s son and he would know Lando from childhood. Also the line, “I know where you come from. Before you called yourself “Kylo Ren”, is more relevant with Lando. That and the line about his family.

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Now we get to the part where the film could have given us our first gut-punch!

When Kylo strikes down Tekka killing him really does nothing to the story, and since we’ve never seen this character before gives us no emotional connection.

Now think if that character was replaced with Lando. BOOM!

Killing Lando in the beginning would show us the audience and fans that this film is not playing around. Also, when else can you put Billy Dee in the series really? Kylo would have not only killed his dad, but his “uncle” as well.

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Unfortunately we will never see this happen, but a fanboy can dream!

 

 

“STAR WARS EP. 7” Will it be good?

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Principle photography for STAR WARS Ep. 7 has rapped up and now its all in the hands of the editors and visual effect artists and JJ Abrams to bring this film together.

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This has a lot riding on it, lets be honest the prequels really didn’t feel like STAR WARS movies, the animated CLONE WARS in my mind redeemed the films. Also JJ did a fantastic job bringing back STAR TREK, the sequel INTO DARKNESS was one of my favorite films of last year.

However the big question is, will the force be strong with this movie?

I think that this film has a chance to bring back this movie franchise and here are my reasons:

JJ Abrams directing.

George Lucas not involved with the production or preproduction.

Lawrence Kasdan, the original writer of Empire, Jedi, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The band id back together, Luke. Leia and Han. With Chewbacca, 3-CPO, R2-D2 and Warwick Davis.

New cast members who have a very talented filmography, and we don’t know who they all will play.

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I’m excited to see what they are going to show us in the first trailer, with the Age of Ultron trailer STAR WARS has to step up their game. They did “I’ve got no strings” in the trailer, STAR WARS…”When you wish upon a star…WAAAARSSSS!”