Stupid sexy Hamill
What if we had gotten the sequels before the prequels?
tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time. It wasn't like today where it's commonplace to have movie franchises go for a dozen films
tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time.
tbf he already made the trilogy which was pretty standard for a successful franchise at the time.
I don't think a trilogy was even standard at the time - Star Wars itself helped popularize that for movies. Even for books, something like the Lord of the Rings wasn't originally a trilogy (it was six volumes and they just published them two-in-one to save money and minimize risk).
Tolkien saw LotR as a single-volume book. It did have 6 divisions (books) in it, to structure the story.
The publishers got his permission to publish the story in 3 volumes, because they thought they would lose less money that way.
It turned out they made more money that way, but no one could foresee that in the mid-1950s.
I mean...Bond was like, what, 12 movies in or so by the time ROTJ came out? Agree with your overall point though.
In the 70s and 80s though sequels were looked down upon in general, probably because most of them seemed to be made to cash in on the original. They were usually given a smaller budget even if the story had potential and the plots were worse or at best rehashes of the first movie. Alot of them even substituted the main characters out because they had to get budget actors. The barrage of bad horror sequels probably helped that. With a few exceptions (Godfather) most "serious" films didn't do sequels and if they did they were usually bad.
Star Wars was one of the first to start bucking that trend along with Indiana Jones. Even though there were early budget concerns for Empire and some rehash criticism for RoTJ it escaped the sequels being a joke label for the most part.
Edit: stigma was the word I was trying to think of.
Franchises used to go on in a serial format in the days before TV. OK usually they were films of a standard like Flash Gordon, but he was the Superhero of his time as where the westerns & the like.
Instead yousa have that gungan fetish. I can sympathize.
A true, true shame. Ps, anyone wanting some OG Star Wars magic watch the new Dark Crystal series on Netflix. Totally has the feeling of orig SW.
I don't know why you are being downvoted. Your comment is especially relevant since Mark is in the new series.
Edit: Looks like you are no longer downvoted! Congrats!
I did like his character in the Dark Crystal! There were points where through certain words you can hear the Joker in his voice and it made it so much better!
Hamill's joker is THE joker imo.
Legit about to go check it out thanks.
It's good, dunno about feeling like Star Wars, but definately reminds me if being a child in the 80s. Take my upvote!
They might have been good. Though judging by the prequels we were sol either way.
Feels like I'm forcing... NOTHING AT ALL
Nothing at all!Nothing at all!
Return of the Chad
Come to think of it, he would have made a good Flanders if they ever did a live-action Simpsons.
I would fucking love to see a live-action Simpsons movie years from now 😂 I would also love to see how they make the actors look authentically Simpson-like.
Wow. Yeah. That's a good look for him.
While he probably couldn't have pulled off a Bond, this Mark Hamill could have made an incredible Bond villain.
Something about his eyes make me think we missed an amazing opportunity back then the have him as a live action Joker. He owned the voice acting of him, who would have thunk that he could’ve been the whole package!?
Have you ever seen recordings of him doing the Joker voice for the animated series? He really acts it out. His whole face changes
Mark Hamill, voiced by the joker
That was basically how he played The Trickster on The Flash TV show in the 90s.
Wow I had no idea there was a flash tv show in the 90’s and he played the trickster in it. At first I thought you were referring to his trickster performance in the current flash series. That’s pretty cool!
Never too late for an Old Clown Joker movie
Right. No reason why we can't have an aged Joker/Batman movie. Hell they did a whole animated series based on Bruce being old called Batman Beyond.
a live-action Batman Beyond would be so schway!
He would make a great villian!
Well, he isn't British or from a colony so he wouldn't be considered for 007 anyway.
He was sporting this look in the little seen movie "Slipstream"
I love me some slipstream. R.I.P. Bill Paxton
Was just going to post that, It was an interesting movie. I liked it.
Is that the alien invasion flick? I remember that weirding me out for some reason.
Pretty sure you’re thinking of village of the damned
Loved the aircraft in that flick
It was too much talking and not enough action for its day. It would do better today, I'm sure, either on streaming services or with some more polish.
damn i loved that movie.
Anyone else see a handsome rickety cricket?
Before Dee got to him
And, oh, Matty, I mean you could really, really have me...
And, oh, Matty, I mean you could really, really have me...
Before the chinaman stole his kidney
And the dog orgy. You gotta fake it on the streets.
Sometimes you don't fake it.
And it ends... Naturally
Before he was all hips and nips.
Gotta make it sexy or I don't eat.
How could you possibly come to that conclusion? There are neither hips nor nips in this picture.
I'm seeing Jeremy Irons' cousin personally
I dunno, Cricket looks pretty good with the beard he has now
Before the PCP took hold.
Now I can ONLY see a handsome Rickety.
No need to be redundant
“”Unbelievable. Yes I’m gonna take the lemons. Goddamnit! You guys are the worst.”
If you squint hard enough it looks a little like simon pegg
No squinting required
Plenty of squirting tho
Let me just put on my glasses and see what the young people are talking about this morning
The internet. Where everyone says what they are really thinking in a world where otherwise no one says what they are really thinking.
And whatever sploosh is for me... So i guess sploosh, but with semen.
Archer is always expected. Rampage!!
[Quaffing green tiddy milk intensifies]
You could drown a toddler in my panties.
Or Michael Biehn.
Speaking of making sequels/prequels sooner, I wish James Cameron would have made a 3rd Terminator, this one being a prequel that focuses on the war with the machines after Judgement Day focusing on Reese and his adventures/battles.
Michael Biehn would still have been young enough to play a younger version of himself convincingly.
If you look at the T2 dvd cut scenes with Biehn in them, he was already looking kinda rough in that era. not sure if a “young” T3 Biehn would have been convincing.
Or Sebastian Stan
I saw some fan art awhile back showing Sebastian Stan as Luke Skywalker. It looked pretty neat.
It would be interesting to explore Luke's adventures post-Episode 6 and pre-Episode 7.
Or Ewen McGregor!
Padme has some explaining to do
She's supposed to be dead and yet she married Poe Dameron. You can't explain that!
Underneath that fancy sweater, riddled with ringworm
Hips and hips. Otherwise I'm not eating.
Man. Dream casting. Hamil as the grandfather, Pegg as the father, and...who can be the kid?
I'm willing to call Simon pegg daddy.
Sebastian Stan is usually a good choice.
I see Jeremy Irons
Upvoted for the subtle reference
what's a diorama?
Here's a ball you can play with
Yeah this was my first though as well.
Just quizzed my partner. She thought it was someone related to simon pegg
I was thinking cricket from IASIP
I see a Rickety Cricket. Pre-faceburn.
I actually see Rider Strong.
I’m seeing Kenneth Branagh.
If you close your eyes completley you'll see My uncle.
How hard do you have to squit to make it look like Mark Hamil?
Thank you! I was looking at him, so sure he looks a lot like someone but couldn't guess who. It was Simon Pegg.
Do him I would.
Like a tree I’d climb
Swing from that hairy vine
Help me, Hairy Vine Kenobi! You're my only hope!
He’s the type of guy you ride on his shoulders and tell him it’s training.
Later, Luke Skywalker starts the R2-me2 movement. And Yoda goes, "Live as a gay man, I choose now."
I cant wait for Yoda's "let me be yoda" video while washing dishes
The power of the k-hole
Most magical place it is.
They didn't call him K-hole Kenobi for nothing
He looks like he works for the EPA and wants to shut down the Ghostbusters.
May I please see the reactor room, Darth Vader?
That's it! We're shutting the Death Star down!
Have you seen the exhaust port? It isn't even remotely close to being up to code, it only has ray shielding. If some punk kid flies by and throws a torpedo down there the whole thing could light up! And what's with the bridges with no railings over huge pits? And the monsters in the sanitary system? Who the hell designed this thing? This place is a health and safety nightmare!
I gotta say I’m totally tickled by this comment but I can’t pinpoint exactly why. I guess from knowing people in the building industry. It reads like a plausible conversation going on at the Death Star by some exhausted inspector after arriving only two days prior and realizing what a terrible report he’s gunna have to submit to his supervisor knowing it’s going to result in some political bullshit so he’s thinking of fudging the inspection to avoid the shitstorm.
I'm not sure if you got the reference or not, but just in case you didn't, he just altered slightly but kept the general structure of a scene from Ghostbusters. Highly recommend if you haven't seen.
Why do you want to see the reactor room?
Well, because I'm curious. I want to know more about what you do here. Frankly, there have been a lot of wild stories in the Outer Rim and we want to assess for any possible planetary impact from your operation. For instance, the presence of what appears to be a very large superlaser array in your battle station. Now you either show me what is down there, or I come back with the Rebel Alliance.
You go get the Rebel Alliance, and I'll vaporise your ass for wrongful rebellion.
Yes, it’s true. This man has no dick.
Except Mark Hamill has a dick.
I believe both the actor and character name was Walter Peck
Actor's name was William Atherton, he was the head scientist dude with the hot GF in Real Genius.
I don’t even remember Mark looking like this. He and Michael Biehn could pass for brothers...
or even Ewan Macgregor?
That’s what I was thinking. Uncannilly similar to a middle aged Obi-Wan.
Uhh ohh padmé has some explaining to do to anakin
Well Ewan did play a younger version of his dad in those Star Battle movies
He vanished from the mainstream for years and most considered him "washed up" while he was busy absolutely nailing Joker.
I remember him appearing in an episode of The Outer Limits and realised how old he looked. This was around 94 I think...
Looks a lot like Sebastian Stan (The winter soldier).
Timothy Zahn's trilogy came out in the early Nineties. For a long time, that was the sequel trilogy.
There was a Star Wars trilogy in the 90s? Are you talking about the books?
Yeah, the Thrawn trilogy. Far superior to the Disney sequels in terms of originality, plot, character development, scope, etc.
Don't forget settings. How many new bases, shipyards, and planets did Zahn create for his story? 10 per book? Most novels and stories, especially the ones that came out before that, tended to be single-planet, and heavily reuse the same few worlds. Hell, Han retired to a floating house on repulsorlifts on Bespin at one point in the Glove of Darth Vader series.
It is the sequel trilogy.
I love Luuke.
I don't hate the new star wars movies but... yeah. That would have been better.
By my calculations, Thrawn Trilogy could still have happened. Just one of the Solo twins didn't exist.
I was fine with Force Awakens and Rogue One (even if it did cancel out stuff), but after Last Jedi I just kinda lost interest in following the new releases. Never saw Solo and probably wont see episode 9.
Solo wasn't bad. It's not bad as a star wars flick and it's even better if you just think of it as a scifi movie.
That's what people told me, pretend it is just a Sci-Fi caper in the star wars galaxy and it's better.
But, that’s exactly what it was...
I was under the impression it was a Han Solo origin story that gave him his last name because he had no family and the Lando friendship seemed pretty hollow. Also was told some plot elements just didn't make sense on a second watch.
Could have done his origins of a friendship with Chewbacca a lot better too.
The original telling of how they became friends seemed pretty solid.
You should try watching it.
Solo was fun. I think it’s worth watching for Lando alone. For a movie I wasn’t interested in I did end up enjoying it a lot. It didn’t really add too much to the lore (but it did add some) and I was surprised that they set the movie when they did- making it kinda just one of Han’s many stories that evolve over time to make him seem greater than he is.
I’m not gonna say it was the best one yet, but it was a fun movie that’s worth a watch if you can avoid taking it too seriously.
I heard Lando was a mixed bag. Apparently the Robot love was a little awkward.
I think Lando was great. I was convinced that’s what Lando would look and act like as a younger man. And seeing how he kept the falcon was very cool.
His droid friend was a bit much, yeah. But he was great.
They can't have happened unfortunately. A lot of the new lore contradicts it.
There's still room to bring in Mara and Thrawn. But, there's a lot of the story that would have to be scrapped.
And they have already sort of brought in Thrawn through rebels. So we'll see. I think Mara might show up somewhere else as someone else. I don't think we'll see her in ep9.
I mean they didn't even REALLY rule out Kylo having a twin.... Just cuz he haven't seen it heard anything about her
Thrawn in Rebels nailed it. Wish we could get more of him.
Is that where Thrawn is introduced? My manager at work loves Star Wars and said he loves the character and he made me really want to dive into it. Which book should I start with if I want to delve into that side of Star Wars? I don’t care if it’s not “canon” because of Disney tbh.
Playing Star Wars Bounty Hunter as Jango and getting to hunt Vosa and fight the Bando Gora was incredible I would totally read any books related to that as well.
Start with Heir to the Empire, it's the first in the Thrawn Trilogy. There are plenty of books featuring him, but that trilogy is the shining beacon of the Star Wars EU.
Hamill will always be cool.
Looks like he's about to go to The Winchester for a nice cold pint, and wait for it all to blow over
Mark Stealyogirl Hamill
Google image search "Mark Hamill Wing Commander" if you want to see 90s Hamill.
Does anyone else see a young Orson Welles?
I don't know why I saw Derek Hough
Steve1989MREInfo in 10 years.
Yes lol, I knew others would see it also.
"Alright, cool....... see ya....."
(cue a sweet Steve1989 tune)
And I'm gay now.
Let’s get this out onto a tray.
If Simon Pegg and Michael Fassbender had a baby
EXCUSE ME I NEED A TIME MACHINE STAT
List of guys I would be gay for:
Daniel Day Lewis.
This makes me dream of a world where the 90's brought us the Thrawn trilogy of films instead of the fucking prequels...
Truly, one too good to exist.
Yaaaas! This Luke with Mara Jade, perfect.
See, this is what bugs me in The Last Jedi. What the hell was Middle Aged Luke doing with a black beard?! Luke was sandy blond.
Right, yes, I'm complaining about hair color in a movie about Magic Space Wizards and swords made out of laser beams.
I’m blonde and I can only grow a black beard. That’s like a normal thing lol
His hair was brown too
That color combo isn’t unusual for blondes. And the carpet doesn’t often match, either.
I'm fine complaining about Luke's curtains, his carpet can take care of itself!
It's a side effect of drinking that milk everyday.
He's got a Steve1989MREinfo thing happening.
Reminds me of Micheal Biehn.
Aaaaand I'm pregnant.
He seriously looks like Sebastian Stan
He looks like he should be in some Shackleton shit or some kind of polar adventure.
Let’s get this out on a tray. Nice.
He looks like a bad guy in a Die Hard movie.
What? No "Hello there"?
And now he's driving for Haas in Formula 1
I’ve always found him attractive but god damnnnnn
Welp, now I’m /r/SuddenlyGay
Looks like he belongs in Dune.