J.J. Abrams has announced his cast for Star Wars: Episode VII and now the filmmaking process gets started for one of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory.
Very little is known about the story itself, except now with that casting news, we know that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are back as Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skyawlker.
We have certain expectations for the Abrams film. As huge fans of the franchise, perhaps we can offer a few suggestions as to what we would like to see in the film landing December 18, 2015.
Click through and discover our 9 things that must be in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Han Solo Must Have a Huge Part
We've heard that Harrison Ford's Han Solo has an enormous part in the seventh Star Wars movie. Ford would not have signed on to J.J. Abrams' film if that was not the case.
More Women Will Be Cast
Some had a problem with Abrams' casting in that there was a lack of female roles beyond Carrie Fisher and newcomer Daisy Ridley. Do not forget that this is just the main cast. This story is not going to solely be focused on Leia, Han, Luke AND Ridley's character. There is an opportunity to have a much vaster cast as this thing fills out. With heroes such as Ripley, Sarah Connor and others serving as strong female sci-fi idols since the original trilogy arrived, there HAS to be more Force-inhabiting female characters coming.
Now Han Solo Is In -- Kill Him Off!
Let Ford do his hero thing for 80 minutes. Then, simultaneously give fans and the legacy of Han Solo a righteous salute and knock him off at the end of Star Wars: Episode VII. That catapults his children (of which we believe Ridley is one) to seek Jedi (with Leia as mom and Luke as uncle, tell me The Force is not strong with them) justice in Episode VIII and Episode IX.
Need Villain Who Rivals Vader -- Won’t Be Easy
Adam Driver has a lot of people wondering how deeply he could channel evil as the villain of Episode VII. He's no Darth Vader. Audiences will know that going in. But that said, he has generated such hate from viewers of Girls that expanding that exponentially in Abrams' film will not be a problem. At. All.
Score Must Embrace the Old While Giving Us The New
Composer John Williams achieved music score icon status with his Star Wars score -- whether the theme song or the Darth Vader theme, it doesn't matter. You know each song by its first notes. And Williams achieved that with the operatic theme of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We believe he can do it again, inspired by a new generation of Star Wars warriors.
Han & Leia's Kids Be Chip Off Old Blocks
The potential is huge. Imagine a male and female fraternal twin situation where both were part Han and part Leia? That's exactly what we expect,
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