Joss Whedon comments on return of original Star Wars cast

“I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward”

Joss Whedon has weighed in on the debate surrounding the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, suggesting that he’d do things differently.

More specifically, Whedon has given his opinion on the imminent return of original stars Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, suggesting they should be left in the first trilogy.

“You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward,” Whedon told Digital Spy. “I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did. I mean not that I don’t want to see [the new movies], I would be excited to, but I also feel like I would want to explore a very different part of that universe.”

He was then confronted with the proposed notion of a Han Solo spin-off featuring a younger version of the character, and sounded equally unenthused.

“That I would never want to do,” remarked Whedon. “Some things may not be rebooted.” Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive in the UK in 2015.

Do you agree with Whedon's comments? Tell us, below!


    • dangoodfellow

      Mar 12th 2013, 9:08

      yknow, i was gutted when i first realised that Whedon wouldn't be able to write/direct these new Star wars films, then i got to thinking, and much as a admire the great mans work, i couldn't sit through star wars waiting for one of the the characters i grew up with to die in a random and shocking way. I'm still suffering ptsd from Wash checking out so shockingly.

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    • dominiccross

      Mar 12th 2013, 10:22

      That's exactly want I was thinking as well. Stop milking the same storyline and do something fresh and exciting! As much as i love Han Solo I don't think the spin off is a good idea at all

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    • FBALeal

      Mar 12th 2013, 11:49

      Smart guy.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 13th 2013, 6:01

      He's right.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Mar 13th 2013, 13:41

      Completely agree. A 30-something Harrison Ford is the only only reason to ever consider a Han Solo spin-off movie and they should've done it no later than Last Crusade in the late 80's - because ever since then Ford has been one grumpy man!

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