Star Wars fanatics begged for the return of Lando Calrissian played by Billy Dee Williams for the “Force Awakens” live action movie directed by JJ Abrams but fans were disappointed that they learned that Disney neglected Billy Dee. So far, there was no explanation from Disney/JJ camp as to why Billy Dee wasn’t brought back to play Lando for “The Force Awakens” film. Even Billy Dee himself didn’t explain.
Turns out that Billy Dee have agreed to return to his iconic role as Lando for the “Rebels” animated TV series instead.
A lot of fans are questioning this move.
I think I know why this is ’cause after doing a little google search, I learned that Billy Dee pulled out of “Dancing With the Stars” ’cause he had major back problems.
So I thought to myself…. maybe that’s why. It’s looking like Billy Dee can’t do live action movies anymore ’cause of his bad back so that’s why he agreed to do the animated version of Lando instead. This was just Disney/Lucasfilm’s way of letting fans know that Lando isn’t being ignored as a way to keep them happy.
Hell, maybe Billy Dee not being in the “Force Awakens” had nothing to do with his bad back? Maybe JJ just didn’t have a storyline for Lando so he wasn’t written in the script at all. Maybe Lando wasn’t needed?
I’m sure we’ll get an answer soon on the real reason why Lando is not in “The Force Awakens” once these guys start doing interviews for the press to help promote the movie and the “Rebels” TV series.
Sorry but I’m with everyone that a live action Star Wars movie without Lando, there’s something wrong there. Maybe Lando still has a surprise cameo in “The Force Awakens”, who knows??? JJ is always up for surprises.
I’ll admit that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is one of those films that I most look forward to in 2015. Sucks we have to wait until all the way ’til next Dec. to see it, though. I really hope JJ doesn’t let us down and hopes he gives us a good Star Wars movie.
As for all the other films, honestly, I’m actually looking forward to “Fifty Shades of Grey” too. The more I see the trailer, the more it looks interesting to me so I’m probably gonna see that one. I’m probably gonna go see “Jurassic World”, “Mockingjay 2”, “Fast and Furious 7”, “MI: 5”, “Avengers 2”, “Spectre”, etc.
I’m surprised “Terminator 5” isn’t listed anywhere. Not sure if I’m gonna go see the new “Terminator” film or not. Thinking about it.
Yep, 2015 looks to be a pretty huge year for movies.
Hopefully Star Wars 7 will be worth the wait.
JJ has been doing a lot of charity work for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and he just released a new video, thanking fans for taking part in Unicef. Here is the cast and crew saying “thank you”.
Chewbacca is revealed with Peter Mayhew in costume and all. Even if Episode 7 is taken place 35 years after Jedi, Chewie still looks the same, he hasn’t aged a bit. Chewie still looks good, though.
Still though, JJ won’t show Harrison, Mark and Carrie… I don’t see any of them in this video, do you??? Why is JJ being secretive on the original trio? He probably doesn’t wanna give away too much this soon.
One thing that impressed me with the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer is that it didn’t have any lens flares effects. A lot of us expected that the film will be full of lens flares since JJ is so obsessed with that camera effect but look like we aren’t gonna see any in Star Wars 7. Why did JJ decided to ditch the lens flares for Star Wars 7???
I would think that in order to keep the film, George Lucas styled… and for the film to be more like the original trilogy, he would have to get rid of the lens flares. He didn’t want to ruin the magic of what a true Star Wars film would be. He wanted to keep the fans happy and give them what they want so he ditched the lens flares.
There’s gonna be less CGI and less green screen in this film ’cause most of it was filmed for real… kind of like how George Lucas filmed them, ya know?
Seeing no lens flares was awesome. Hopefully there won’t be any of that at all in the film ’cause honestly, I’m with everyone else that JJ’s lens flare effects is pretty lame and silly. It’ll be nice if we didn’t see any of that in the new Star Wars movie.
Like usual when it comes to JJ Abrams directing, there’s gonna be a lot of negative and hateful critics shitting on the trailer. A lot of fans are saying, “that’s it”? Well, for one, that’s what a teaser is supposed to do. A teaser is not supposed to show a lot but I’m sure we will see a lot more in the upcoming trailers. Reveal a little bit at a time.
I’m also seeing a lot of nasty criticism toward the lightsaber at the end, the mysterious black robed and hooded character at the end. Is that Adam Driver’s villain character or Luke Skywalker himself? We would never know. Like I said JJ is full of secrecy and there’s tons of it in this new trailer. As for the new lightstaber design, that’s just either for Luke or Adam Driver’s character. I’m sure not all lighstabers in the film are like that. This film is set 35 years after “Return of the Jedi” so obviously the lighsabers are gonna get a new design.
Why do we see John Boyega in a Stormtrooper suit and with no Stormtrooper helmet on? That’s another question that needs to be answered and I’m sure we will soon find out. Is Boyega’s character a Stormtrooper member and he escapes from them? That’s kind of what it’s looking like in that trailer to me.
Who’s the voice over??? I immediately assumed that the voice over was Luke Skywalker but if you think about it and listen to what the voice over is saying, it’s sounding like it’s coming from an evil character. I don’t think Luke would say something like, “the dark and the light”. It is probably Adam Driver, the voice over. It doesn’t sound like Mark Hamill.
This is just a teaser… I repeat, A TEASER!!! We will see a lot more in the next one, for sure. I’ve watched the trailer like 10 times straight.
I was pretty impressed with the teaser and can’t wait to see more. I’m noticing the Stormtrooper’s are looking a little different too.
Maybe JJ Abrams won’t let us down after all. I’m fuckin’ impressed with the trailer. It gave me goosebumps and now I’m fuckin’ psyched for Episode 7 now. The trailer has everything Star Wars fanatics would want out of a Star Wars movie: Stormtroopers, X-Wing fighters, lightsabers, tie fighters and the Millennium Falcon!!!
The trailer showed more than I expected but still there is a lot of secrecy and mystery to it. Who’s the character with the black robe and hood with the weird looking lightsaber toward the end? Is that Adam Driver’s villain character? There is also an appearance by John Boyega in a Stormtrooper suit and Daisy Ridley is seen riding some weird looking vehicle on Abu Dhabi.
No appearances by Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca and the Droids yet but I’m sure they will appear in the upcoming trailers. The trailers will reveal a little bit at a time.
This will definitely be the biggest movie of 2015, though and I will definitely be there in the theater for this one, for sure.
Are you dying to see that 88 second, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer but there’s no theater in your hometown that has it? Not too worries!!! The 88 second teaser will be exclusively released to “Itunes Trailers” on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
There’s a lot of claims that the trailer has been leaked online but I’m sure those leaks aren’t legitimate so I’ll wait to see the official one.
And remember, y’all… don’t expect to see so much on the trailer. You’re only gonna see very little as I said before. JJ loves his secrecy, he’s obsessed with it. I’m sure it’ll be a sick teaser and sure it will get everyone talking and debating about it.
On Friday, I’ll go to Itunes and check it out.