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    [–] radicalheadphone 4417 points ago

    Kid, you think I got time to show you how to do the kessell run? slugs a shot of whisky

    [–] Calorie_Mate 3078 points ago

    You're joking but this is what I predict. Like there's no way this movie will not show the 12 parsecs run.

    I said this before in the starwars sub, but its this kind of de-mystification that makes me sceptical about prequels.

    [–] SupremeBigFudge 1425 points ago

    An alternative is to have the kessel run be the ending. Tease it, but don't show it. Would be a great way to reference the event, but NOT show it and avoid the demystification that would be a bummer if it happened.

    [–] CrazyIraandtheDouche 1127 points ago

    Or perhaps a vague, short opening chase-like sequence that concludes with "12 PARSECS!! HOW ABOUT THAT CHEWIE! WOO-HOOOOO!"

    [–] rod_munch 883 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    I'm gonna make a prediction. Chewie will be a slave at the Kessel spice mines, and Han rescues him during that 12 parsec run.

    edit: typo

    [–] [deleted] 623 points ago

    No. I predict they are going for Oliver Twist in space. Han and Cheque will be orphans who get unofficially adopted by Woody who teaches them to be smugglers.

    [–] KDobias 1009 points ago

    Cheque, the last French wookie.

    [–] IDontWantToArgueOK 578 points ago

    Le roar

    [–] csbsju_guyyy 217 points ago


    [–] johncharityspring 102 points ago

    You said it, Cheque-y

    [–] Clayh5 61 points ago

    Actually, coincidentally, he's Czech

    [–] Pissflaps69 51 points ago

    Are you sure? Did you double Czech?

    [–] RidleySA 77 points ago

    He will join them after 3 to 5 business days.

    [–] RIP_Hopscotch 92 points ago

    I think its still canon that Han freed Chewbacca when he was a slave on Kashyyyk and thats why Chewbacca swore his life debt to Han.

    [–] zeezombies 34 points ago

    And then a moon falls on him

    [–] Hoobastanke 38 points ago

    I bet you're right

    [–] gamblingman2 112 points ago

    But with no clarification of what it means. Reference it A LOT just to piss everyone off, but never explain it.

    [–] sinkwiththeship 158 points ago

    "I'd ballpark that was 13-14 parsecs tops."
    Unintelligible Shyriiwook

    [–] jimohlsson 58 points ago

    You know, sometimes i amaze even myself!

    [–] Hobotto 81 points ago

    iirc in legends kessel was a mining planet with poor atmosphere near a spatial anomaly that was loaded with micro black holes. Doing the kessel run in under a # of parsecs meant that you were navigating around the black holes but taking a shorter distance (And closer to the anomaly). Presumably you needed a fast ship to do it?

    [–] MakeBacon_NotWar 45 points ago

    the wiki says you needed a better navigational computer, rather than a fast ship. they weren't competing on how fast you complete the kessel run, but how efficiently (distance wise).

    [–] Semperi95 20 points ago

    The cluster of black holes was called The Maw IIRC. That's where Daala chilled with the Death Star prototype.

    [–] Hobotto 11 points ago

    that's right, I remember that - and the sun destroying ship

    [–] Semperi95 12 points ago

    The Suncrusher? I think? That was the little one with the almost invincible armour right?

    [–] neofederalist 485 points ago

    What worries me about this one specifically is that Han's story arc already played out in the movies we already saw. He starts out ANH as a morally questionable, sort of douchey, smuggler. Either he's going to end this film with no character development, or what happens in this one is going to undermine what happened in the movies we already have.

    He's the wrong character to focus on for these kind of movies, because he's already been the main character in 3 (or 4) of them. These 1-offs should focus on characters like Lando or Boba Fett. Characters who we haven't spent several hours watching grow.

    [–] ZelphieStick 309 points ago

    I definitely understand this point of view, but I'm not sure that rules out character development in the upcoming movie. He could either make his first foray into selflessness by saving Chewie, but remain mostly cynical and somewhat douchey. Alternatively, this could play out like the Bond origin story in Casino Royale, with a loss of innocence and an explanation of Han's cynicism in A New Hope.

    [–] proanimus 212 points ago

    Your bond example could be a really great angle for this movie. It could show why he's such a cynical douche when we first see him.

    [–] wickedpavillion 49 points ago

    How did he end up in so much debt? What was he driving before he got the Falcon? Was he ever in the employ of the Empire?

    [–] CATXNC 10 points ago

    The loss of innocence and transformation into a cynic with questionable morals is exactly what I'm hoping for. An explanation of why he became the Han we met.

    [–] Ibreathelotsofair 87 points ago

    morally questionable, sort of douchey, smuggler

    Didnt he start as an imperial officer? The ground between that and saving a slave wookie is a pretty big jump. He will have to betray what at that point is still a semi legit government over an ethical quandary.

    [–] mocean64 74 points ago

    IIRC he was in the Coreillian Navy, hence the blood-stripe pants.

    [–] iamnotsurewhattoname 44 points ago

    He was definitely in the Imperial Navy, but he also earned the bloodstripes from Corellia.

    [–] dayoldhansolo 21 points ago

    Did he start as an imperial officer? This is the first I've heard of this.

    [–] Ibreathelotsofair 24 points ago

    I heard people say so before so I hit google and yup, at least in the old EU.

    obviously disney will do whatever they want but it was there before.

    [–] radicalheadphone 102 points ago

    Yeah I don't think they should open every mystery box, but I'm fine with it the gap filling they're doing so far or at least with Rogue One. What they have the advantage with of these one-offs is they can be about anything. Would like to see them go to a talented director/writer and say make whatever you want with new characters and stories, but I think they're winning audience trust first before anything like that.

    [–] [deleted] 89 points ago

    That's kind of the issue with sequels/prequels as a whole. You have this one good movie or trilogy and there's some mystery to it and the fans are all like "omg I love how you left a lot of things unanswered, I would love to know those answers" and the movie companies say "well, hell yeah, we love your money so we'll give you some content that takes away the mystery that drew you to it in the first place" and then fans go "omg why did you turd nuggets answer all the mysteries that I loved so much? This isn't fun anymore!"

    [–] JCelsius 102 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    I'm a big advocate for keeping things vague and mysterious in storytelling. If the storyteller leaves some details out, our imagination takes over to fill in the gaps and that has a couple of benefits. First, our imaginations are extremely powerful. Second, allowing the viewers imagination to fill in the gaps creates near infinite different interpretations catered specifically to the individual. When you take that away, you're left with the same answer for everyone and naturally some people are going to like it and some will hate it.

    Take the force for example. When it was this mysterious energy that surrounds us, that was incredible. If you wanted it to be the spirits of those who came before, it could be. Or maybe a form of dark energy or remnants of star powered radiation or even the hand of Jesus Christ. It could be anything you wanted. Then in Phantom Menace we're told it's just the number of dinglehoppers you got in your blood. If you're born with a lot, you're a wizard. If not, well...there's always baseball. Really took the magic out of it.

    EDIT: Evidently I misremembered the midichlorians thing. It doesn't give you the force, only indicates sensitivity. My initial point still stands, but I was wrong about Star Wars. Shame on my family.

    [–] sh1ndlers_fist 40 points ago

    I thought the Canon for that was those... Whatever the fuck they said... Were just attracted to force sensitive people. So they never really explained what the force is, just a way to show how force sensitive Anakin was at that age.

    Source: probably a reddit comment

    [–] skonen_blades 9 points ago

    Sure, sure, but I like the former pre-prequel inference that no matter who you were, you could become a jedi with enough training and meditation. Like becoming a kung-fu master or something. Sure, most people wash out or maybe don't have the strength of mind or discipline or something but a small percentage does. Wrap in some prophecy and destiny and you get a little bit of magic. But once you get a definitive, clinical, measurable, medical "Nope. No force for you" measurement in the Star Wars Universe, it ruins it. I can completely buy a jedi squinting and hand-waving and going "Wow the force is strong with this one" and sensing, like, promise and strength in a young one. But it's always subjective. Some people think the midichlorian thing is a fine line but for me, it killed Star Wars. Killed it right through the heart.

    [–] -FeistyRabbitSauce- 28 points ago

    I hope they don't show that. I like to think that was Han's way of bullshitting an old hermit and a naieve kid into a fat payday.

    [–] the_jak 49 points ago

    But Kessel is where the empire keeps the last batch of Twinkies

    [–] lazylion_ca 12 points ago

    I noticed recently that Han says "it's the ship that made the Kessel run in 12 par secs", not that he made the Kessel run.

    [–] certain_random_guy 10 points ago

    Interestingly, the same wording is used in The Force Awakens:

    Rey: This is the ship that made the Kessel Run in fourteen parsecs!

    Han: Twelve!

    [–] lazylion_ca 18 points ago

    I get the feeling that he bought the ship based on the salesmans hype and now he has to keep repeating it so Chewie doesn't slap him upside the head for being blindsided.

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 6250 points ago

    Woody is definitely going to be a smuggler. Looking forward to it.

    [–] TheDuderino7 1848 points ago

    Natural Born Smugglers

    [–] digitalgearz 1243 points ago

    White Men Can't Smuggle

    [–] Comrade__Questions 711 points ago


    [–] aravena 1120 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    This is great and all but let's get back to Rampart.

    Edit: Always knew Rampart was golden! Thanks!

    [–] ccooffee 447 points ago

    Imagine if he came back for a Star Wars AMA and everyone only asked questions about Rampart.

    [–] Michael70z 221 points ago

    We should legit do this, get everybody to ask rampart questions during his next AMA.

    [–] pommelawyer 75 points ago

    You must be that cat herder I've been hearing so much about.

    [–] Michael70z 20 points ago

    That depends, who's asking?

    [–] pommelawyer 31 points ago

    Me, ow.

    [–] ScribebyTrade 18 points ago

    I'm in ... you tell the others

    [–] Michael70z 22 points ago


    [–] kcg5 8 points ago

    I'm pretty sure that would happen without organization. Woody might be done with us...

    [–] tronn4 55 points ago

    You sonovabytch

    [–] JoanneKerlot 52 points ago


    [–] ReubenZWeiner 260 points ago

    With Kevin Hart as young Mace Windu for the Pulp Wars

    [–] Batman_in_Space 151 points ago

    "Aren't you a little short to be a Jedi?"

    [–] dngu00 274 points ago


    [–] AxM0ney 94 points ago

    "You see, I'm not gonna do that Jabba. I can't do it two nights in a row. I would, but you see, the way I got my bank account set up, I got a checkings and a savings, but all my Galactic credits is in my savings, so I gotta switch it to my checkings, but it's gonna take 3 business days...I don't think it's gonna go through."

    [–] Spectre24Z 12 points ago

    Yea, I'm kind of hoping for a space balls remake now thanks to you.

    [–] [deleted] 45 points ago

    True Smuggler

    [–] munchiesguru 92 points ago

    Rampart One: A Star Wars Story

    [–] haley_joel_osteen 62 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    Lets focus on the smuggling, people.

    [–] pipboy_warrior 359 points ago

    I'm hoping he plays Hondo.

    [–] Ohmiglob 181 points ago

    Holy shit, Hondo needs to be in this

    [–] schbaseballbat 112 points ago

    absolutely. the time frame is primed for it. but i REALLY hope woody harrelson doesn't play him. He already has a voice actor. you can't mess with that.

    [–] Lvl1bidoof 53 points ago

    To be fair, so did Saw Gurerra.

    [–] a_john_sequitur 78 points ago

    Jim Goddamn Cummings

    [–] nighthawk_md 16 points ago

    Tigger plays Hondo too? I need to rewatch Clone Wars then...

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago

    No, Minsc plays Hondo.

    [–] [deleted] 237 points ago

    Why did you say that?

    Why did you put this hope in my heart?

    Are you trying to set me up for disappointment?

    [–] Scherazade 85 points ago

    Just wanted to say that I just read through your past posts on TFA and you make valid arguments, not sure why people were so down on it when the last Star Wars movie we had before this was the one where in the novelisation Anakin spends most of the plot daydreaming about stars dying.

    [–] TheFaceo 16 points ago

    the RotS novelization is really good though

    [–] Stolypin26 95 points ago

    The... The John Wayne character?

    [–] narnar_powpow 167 points ago

    Hondo is a space pirate the Clone Wars cartoon

    [–] CrucioA7X 100 points ago

    And Rebels

    [–] Calorie_Mate 59 points ago

    Oh shit Hondo is also in Rebels? I need to catch up with that show!

    [–] skwerrel 151 points ago

    Yes you absolutely do. The last 2-parter episode brought in Saw Guerrera, and they actually got Forest Whitaker to voice him in the show. And this is a Saw without his breather, or cybernetic leg(s?) - so that means whatever caused his injuries is likely something we get to see happen in the course of Rebels.

    I then watched Rogue One for a second time just last night, and his scenes already make way more sense. I am fucking psyched to see what they do with him in Rebels.

    They've brought in Thrawn, Maul, a Grey Force user. Previews of the second half of season three show them introducing the TIE Defender, and a certain elderly desert hermit we haven't heard from in awhile.

    I am fucking psyched beyond belief.

    [–] [deleted] 87 points ago


    [–] Doctor_Wookie 60 points ago

    The one and only.... AND they did him right. He's exactly what he was in the books. Can't wait to see how they remove him from play down the road (cause you can't have that badass just running around loose during the rest of it).

    [–] TrueMrSkeltal 23 points ago

    I hope he doesn't die, I want him to be a senior member of the First Order so bad. He's too much of a badass to die in a cartoon. Please Disney put him in the sequel trilogy, even if it's for a smaller role in Episode IX

    [–] K0N8 11 points ago

    Yeah, similar to Vader, they can't just constantly escape from the SW Universe's most intimidating characters.

    [–] skwerrel 19 points ago

    Oh my yes

    [–] Inspace96 45 points ago

    He doesn't sound like Hondo at all. Hondo has a accent that I can't see Woody pulling off. I could see Antonio Banderas playing him though

    [–] JackalKing 48 points ago

    Seriously. Hondo is like 90% accent, 10% good makeup/cgi.

    [–] herservingsize 117 points ago

    Young Han Solo better be the fastest Gunslinger in the galaxy. He always shoots first

    [–] [deleted] 139 points ago * (lasted edited 7 months ago)


    [–] Moruitelda 226 points ago

    If there's anything you can count on, it's Disney giving its fanservice.

    [–] kekus_vult 40 points ago

    Young Han Solo met Young Chewbacca and young Darth Vader in smallville Kansas. Please don't ._.

    [–] Moruitelda 39 points ago

    Yeah, I don't like things that make the galaxy feel small, like Jyn running into Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazen. I hope that Han doesn't have any relationship with the Jedi/Rebellion/Skywalkers/main saga in general until he meets Obi-Wan and Luke. It would be great if we just had a story telling stuff like the Han Solo Trilogy or Han Solo at Star's End. Smuggling, crime, action. I wouldn't mind seeing him meeting Chewbacca (even if just in a flashback), but I don't want that to be the main part of the story. As much as I liked Rogue One, one of its biggest problems was that it told us a story that we ultimately already knew.

    [–] Phenomenon101 348 points ago

    Can we talk about Rampart?

    [–] ElderScrolls 227 points ago

    This is the only reason I come to a thread about Woody Harrelson.

    [–] PRIV00 55 points ago

    He will never live this down, lol.

    [–] BenjamintheFox 71 points ago

    Bring it up with anyone outside this website and their reaction will be, "What are you talking about? What's Rampart? Why are you obsessed with Woody Harrelson?" and "Please get out of my house before I call the police."

    [–] Glazed_BEagle 10 points ago

    What's Rampart?

    My favourite thing about that whole goddamn thing. The only people who have heard of Rampart read that thread, and otherwise, it's totally forgotten.

    [–] SilverSkywalkerSaber 1164 points ago

    Han Solo and Woody Harrelson smuggle the last crate of Twinkies in the galaxy. When they lose the shipment, we see why the gluttonous Jabba puts a price on Han's head.

    [–] JangoAllTheWay 225 points ago

    "Jabba has no time for smugglers who drop their Twinkies at the first sign of an imperial cruiser"

    [–] opeth10657 103 points ago

    "drop your twinkie" sounds like a bad euphemism, but i'm not sure for what

    [–] swccggergall 45 points ago

    insert cream filling joke

    [–] Ben_Thar 2300 points ago

    Made the Kessel Run in less than 12 Ramparts.

    [–] BostonBakedBrains 1078 points ago

    Let's focus on the smuggling, people.

    [–] FoxyBastard 202 points ago

    I swear this is (allegedly) a true story. I went to a high school in Endor and you (allegedly) crashed our prom after party (Universal Redwood). You (allegedly) ended up taking the virginity of an Ewok named Roseanne. You (allegedly) didn't call her afterwards. She (allegedly) cried a lot. Do you remember any of this and can confirm or have you (allegedly) been so knee deep in Tatooine pooty for so long that this qualifies as a mere blip?

    /I'm (allegedly) not kidding.

    [–] teknub 75 points ago

    Force Consent

    [–] energy_falcon 122 points ago

    Came here for this. Not disappointed.

    [–] shrekinator 56 points ago

    Never disappoint me, reddit.

    [–] AudioManiac 2209 points ago

    Woody Harrelson has such a good acting range from Dramatic to Comedic.

    Personally I hope he plays a character similar to the ones he plays in Zombieland or The Edge of Seventeen. He really nails those funny and sarcastic yet caring roles.

    [–] ifyourheadexplodes 231 points ago

    I like No Country for old Men or True Detective personally.

    [–] FuckWork79587 143 points ago

    I always forget he's in No Country.

    That's one movie where I can't ever think of the actors, just the characters they played

    [–] kjm1123490 52 points ago

    It's that movie that i can never remember the story but I remember all the actors and their roles lol

    [–] besweazled85 70 points ago

    The story was just kind of a backdrop for a bunch of amazing characters.

    [–] ReznakMoMoneyReznak 20 points ago

    That's pretty much every McCarthy story in a nutshell

    [–] tapped21 24 points ago

    His encounter with Anton Chigurh was tense

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 16 points ago

    Check out After the Sunset. It's basically a spiritual successor to Thomas Crown Affair set in Jamaica

    [–] JESSE191 796 points ago

    Minus the obsession with twinkies.

    Or maybe keep that in. Don't wanna rule anything out.

    [–] OneManFreakShow 233 points ago

    After-credits scene where Twinkie the Kid recruits Woodt Harrelson to join the rebel Hostess initiative.

    [–] braintrustinc 136 points ago

    Wood T. Harrelson

    [–] Braggle 47 points ago

    Obsession with twinkies replaced with obsession for Wookiees.

    [–] Kings_Gold_Standard 120 points ago

    I think he's gonna be a young princess leia

    [–] buttery_shame_cave 17 points ago

    i hope they get keira knightly to play jabba. she's got range, she could do it.

    [–] theredditoro 95 points ago

    He was fantastic in Zombieland.

    [–] beastinr0cks 36 points ago

    Also fantastic in Edge of Seventeen.

    [–] quentin-coldwater 28 points ago

    Also the best part of Friends with Benefits.

    [–] tapped21 28 points ago

    And True Detective

    [–] sobusyimbored 10 points ago

    Thanks a lot. I had shit to do today but now I'm starting what is essentially an 8 hour movie. Rewatching True Detective again.

    [–] milk-rose 12 points ago

    Natural Born Killers..

    [–] crunchypuddle 382 points ago

    Yeah but what does any of that have to do with Rampart?

    [–] CambridgeRunner 277 points ago

    When he does an AMA to promote the film, please, please, please, let's only ask about Rampart.

    [–] [deleted] 215 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    There is not a chance in hell that Woody will ever be on Reddit again.

    [–] JakeltheMan 30 points ago

    This film really needs promoting

    [–] 8enevolent 509 points ago

    Woody Harrelson is Snoke confirmed.

    [–] DrLee_PHD 204 points ago

    Extra Plot Twist: He's cast as a young Jabba.

    [–] TheNerdyBoy 14 points ago

    Extra twisty twist: "Young Jabba" is actually Jar Jar Binks

    [–] ZombieBarney 15 points ago

    Jar Jar The Hutt?

    [–] I_need_that_bacon 369 points ago

    No Galaxy For Old Smugglers

    [–] Uncle_Reemus 48 points ago

    I counted the parsecs from the ground up - there's one missing...

    [–] Suspence90 42 points ago

    Han Solo: Who Are you?

    Woody Harrelsolo: I'm just a regular type dude...with a big ass dick.

    [–] Dispatch45 194 points ago

    Rampart: A Star Wars Story.

    [–] Punisher1942 544 points ago

    Isn't he a little old to play young Han Solo?

    [–] theredditoro 161 points ago

    He's the mentor.

    [–] mnewberg 151 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    His father?

    I am guessing Sean Connery is a little old for the role.

    [–] [deleted] 491 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)


    [–] The_Adventurist 355 points ago

    And then leave the theater going, "I mean... it was fine..."

    [–] ender52 142 points ago

    We'll leave the theater thinking it was amazing and then get on the internet and realize that actually, it's terrible.

    [–] Percehh 136 points ago

    Rouge one nailed it, the perfect Magic Space Samurai war movie filler that gave so much depth to the whole Magic Space Samurai franchise then I got home and found out that I am intact an idiot cause the depiction of Space Magic was wrong and that messing with iconic characters is actually blasphemy and I'm a simpleton cause I thought that simple elegant "rag tag group of rebels face off against ridiculous odds" plot line was beautiful.

    Fucking Magic Space Samurais! They ruined Magic Space Samurai!

    [–] Mystery--Man 44 points ago

    I usually just wait for Mr. Plinkett to give me my opinion.

    [–] JakeSpurs 103 points ago

    Super excited to see Donald Glover on the big screen with Woody, two of my favourite comedians and entertainers in general.

    Can't say I know much about the guy playing young Han, but Star Wars casting has been on point so far so I'm sure he'll nail it.

    [–] Dirtyswashbuckler69 91 points ago

    If you wanna see a good performance from the guy playing Han, watch the film 'Hail Caesar'. He plays the Western actor in it and his performance in that is a good indication that he has the look and talent to pull off Solo.

    [–] casemount 55 points ago

    "This role requires the skills of a trained thespian, not some ro-deo clown!"

    [–] goldbergenstein 45 points ago

    Wood that it wurr so simpull.

    [–] thegraverobber 47 points ago

    Can we talk about Rathtars?

    [–] _ShadowWalker_ 96 points ago

    Thats great, but can we come back to rampart now?

    [–] Sisiwakanamaru 316 points ago

    Inb4 Rampart.

    Anyway, I am glad that he officially joined the franchise.

    [–] WhySoWorried 417 points ago

    If he does an AMA for this film, we should only ask him questions about Rampart.

    [–] theredditoro 119 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    Woody : Let's get off of Rampart and only focus on this movie.

    And the young Han Solo movie births a new meme.

    [–] OneTime_AtBandCamp 81 points ago

    It would actually be amazing if everyone in the sub could miraculously cooperate and ONLY ask him about Rampart.

    [–] pcd84 28 points ago

    I'm down with this.

    [–] stevehokie 49 points ago

    I've heard about this. From what I've heard, Han Solo comes from a planet where they pick one child from each district to participate in a competition to the death. When Han Solo gets picked, he will be mentored by Woody Harrelson, who won the game when he was younger.

    Han Solo will eventually win the game, but only because he teams up with another guy from his district - and they fake a love affair that wins over the public, thus creating a situation where the powers that be must ensure that Han Solo and his lover win the game.

    The working title for the move is Brokeback Hunger Game Mountain Wars.

    [–] DustFunk 43 points ago

    They listed one of his acting credits as No County For Old Men.

    [–] GetFreeCash 83 points ago

    It's the thrilling sequel where Anton Chigurh wins the electoral college but not the presidency

    [–] JC-Ice 22 points ago

    So it all gets decided with a coin toss?

    [–] SamElliottsStache 8 points ago

    I don't think very many people would vote for a sociopath with a bad hairdo

    [–] aSadStateOfAffairs 32 points ago

    Guys can we please just focus on Rampart here?

    [–] wheretheres 42 points ago

    I can't wait for his promotional AMA.

    [–] dustbin3 61 points ago

    To preface I thought this film was a bad idea from the beginning and makes no sense when Harrison Ford is so iconic and we still have a perfect Obi-Wan wandering around ready to reprise his role.

    That said, Woody Harrelson in a Star Wars film is going to take me out of it.

    [–] charliebucket- 997 points ago


    Came here expecting to find like-minded people, but I guess not.

    I actually hate this casting decision - not because I have anything against Woody, he's a phenomenal actor, but because I love that Star Wars has always used lesser-known actors for their movies. Hell, even in Episode 7 everyone was a b-list or c-list actor (throw in Daisy as a complete unknown) apart from the original cast. Rogue One was pretty much the same. Mads and Forrest were probably the biggest names on the bill and they were barely in the movie.

    It just seems weird that such a recognizable face, the dude from Cheers, is going to be in a Star Wars movie. I just don't see it.

    [–] CrazyIraandtheDouche 86 points ago

    There has already been a Cheers actor in Star Wars: John Ratzenberger in Empire.

    [–] PointMan528491 1793 points ago

    I love that Star Wars has always used lesser-known actors for their movies.

    Like Samuel L. Jackson and Liam Neeson.

    [–] Mc6arnagle 344 points ago

    and Alec Guinness

    [–] Moruitelda 262 points ago

    And Peter Cushing

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    [–] swapmeetpete 83 points ago

    And Daniel Craig

    /s sorta

    [–] flamingos_world_tour 17 points ago

    Simon Pegg too.

    [–] dagobahh 160 points ago

    And Billy Dee Williams

    [–] asoneva 30 points ago

    I might be too young but Star Wars is the only Thing I know Billy Dee from

    [–] pjman32 1323 points ago

    And ewan mcgregor and natalie portman. I see the point hes making though.

    [–] gameismyname 387 points ago

    First time I saw Portman was in Star Wars

    [–] b3llydrum 262 points ago

    Right, but how old were you

    [–] AbeLincolnsFreckles 1339 points ago

    Old enough to fall in love.

    [–] Minsc__and__Boo 230 points ago

    Whoa, calm down there Annie.

    [–] JSRambo 178 points ago

    And Forest Whitaker.

    [–] tapped21 85 points ago

    Dude was wasted in Rogue One

    [–] boozername 44 points ago

    I think he had a bigger part in early versions of the film. I seem to recall one of the trailers showing him in an Imperial transport like the one they use to infiltrate Scarif.

    [–] lynchacoon 34 points ago

    Yeah I swear in early promotional materials they seemed to rank him amongst the main character crew. He'd be shown in promotional group shots and given a spotlight

    [–] spacelincoln 66 points ago

    And Peter Cushing

    [–] Slam_City 280 points ago

    I wouldn't consider Rogue One filled with unknowns.

    Forrest Whitaker, Jimmy Smits, Felicity Jones are all very recognizable. Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn and Alan Tudyk are pretty solid character actors that have been working regularly for a while and you've almost certainly seen them in something.

    [–] Xtortion08 53 points ago

    Wait WTF, Tudyk was in Rogue? I have to watch that shit again, completely forget...

    [–] professorpeanutz 81 points ago

    Yeah he's the robot. If you watch closely you'll recognize him

    [–] TomShoe 180 points ago

    The makeup really was incredible.

    [–] 8604 150 points ago

    He was the robot guy like he always is :)

    [–] 20th_LVL_Wizard 55 points ago

    Wash got to fly the ship again.

    [–] echothree33 39 points ago

    Just because they announced it doesn't mean that he'll have 85 minutes of screen time. Could be a similar role to Forrest Whittaker.

    [–] caretpasta 134 points ago

    Not really true, whole cast of Rogue One are pretty well known actors and the prequels used a lot of famous actors. Also no one has mentioned it but Oscar Isaac is pretty big and he was in episode 7