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Familiar Faces Offer Suggestions To J.J. Abrams For 'Star Wars'

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05/17/2013 5:17 pm


Clare Sidoti
Staff Writer

Every Star Wars fan has an idea of what and who they’d like to see appear in the new trilogy, but it’s not every day that you’re given the opportunity to pitch those ideas to someone who may have some say in it. 

That’s the opportunity a number of ‘fans’ were presented with when Episode VII director JJ Abrams popped by Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. ‘Fans’ dressed up in iconic garb from the series, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s jedi robes and Princess Leia’s golden bikini, gave Abrams some suggestions for the upcoming storylines. While some of the suggestions might not quite make the final shooting script, such as Princess Leia and Chewbacca getting it on, Kimmel told Abrams that it is “important to listen to the hard core fans” at which point two famous faces made an appearance. 

Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) popped up with the idea that “the next Star Wars be nothing but Lando”. He feels the movie would be a hit if was “two hours of Lando and beautiful ladies… making sweet love”. In answering Abrams question if that was it, Williams came back with “Of course, what else do you need?”. Personally, it would be some Han Solo.

Williams was followed by William Shatner (Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) who suggested that Han and Lando be replaced by Captain Kirk taking “the road trip of a lifetime”. Shatner agreed with Abrams that this would be a great idea, mainly because he wrote it. He also pushed for Abrams to follow through with the ‘fans’ Leia/Chewie ideas and showed off a sketch of how he sees it playing out.

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Let us at Popwrapped know what you’d like to see in the new films.


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