I‘ve been wanting to hold a press conference for some time, I just haven’t had a reason. But now I do. I’ve received a batch of questions about the new Star Wars from a friend who wishes to remain Anonymous but once called himself Publius. Here they are:
Do you forgive the film-makers for remaking A New Hope?
I don’t like the choice, but they did a good job with it. Those pictures on the interwebs of Jar Jar Abrams and Harrison Jones and friends sitting around in pre-production with notes in their hands, looking like they were coming up with good ideas… Not to say they didn’t, but I was, well, I was expecting something more original, I guess. But yes, I forgive them. Let us not go so far as to call it a re-boot, though. Some have, you know. To borrow a phrase from another popular trilogy, one does not simply reboot Star Wars. And there’s lots of great new twists in this one.
Follow up question: Does wiping away the stain of the ridiculous prequels make the choice to re-make okay?
They did do that, didn’t they? Wipe away the stain? That does go a long way. I’m thankful for that.
Walt, is Rey the daughter of Han & Leia or Luke?
Are those my only choices? Then I say Luke. Although it could be the other. I don’t see evidence to support either, really. But it will be one of the two, won’t it? It could be a third, though. There is always another. Is there anyone in charge of this new series? Someone else is writing and directing 2, you know. I mean 8. These numbers confuse me. I think of 4 as 1.
Will or will not –
– I had a metal lunch box as a kid – sorry to interrupt – but I had a metal lunch box that I should never have thrown away. Most of us didn’t know what to do with our Star Wars stuff between ’85 and ’95, when it lost its cool for a while. We got rid of some things, put others in the closet/attic/basement. We had to make choices, too. We were growing up. And our choices made sense at the time. What was the question?
Will or will not Lena Dunham as a nascent representation of his mother rescue Kylo Ren from the dark side?
I’m sorry to say I don’t understand that question.
Adam Driver plays Lena Dunham’s boyfriend on the HBO show Girls. You used to know these things. Would you say the original 3 will never be equaled?
The original three movies or the original three characters? Or the original three actors playing the original three characters? The first two movies will never be equalled. Episodes 4 & 5, that is. But this new one is better than Jedi. No muppets, for one thing. As for characters, Han and Luke won’t be topped, but Rey and KRen are so very good. As for actors, we might be talking a new Star Wars best with young Miss Daisy driving things.
Thus concludes my answers to the questions of Publius. But I’m here at the podium for a while longer. I’ll answer any questions posted to the comments below. I’m in the mood to talk Star Wars, if you are.