You know it’s coming – the New Star Wars Trilogy will have a bar scene and it will be crammed with characters, just like the classic bar scene in Episode IV and the crappy one in Episode II. But now, there could be DISNEY CHARACTERS up in that piece. Which Disney characters will make the cut?
I predict Captain Jack Sparrow will be there, slurring all over the protagonist. "Fast ship? You’ve never heard of the Black Pearl?" Maybe that robot asshole from Star Tours will be a waiter or something. Maybe there will be a fish tank behind the bar with Dori swimming around. What if Captain Sparrow has a dog co pilot? That could be Pongo, the dad dog from 101 Dalmatians. Or Baloo from Jungle Book. Maybe Iago from Aladdin could be his wise cracking parrot. Maleficent, the antagonist from Sleeping Beauty would look good just sitting there – or, maybe she could show up as a Sith Lord – she certainly looks the part. Or maybe Gaston from Beauty in the Beastcould be the bar tender. "I’m especially good at expectorating! In your drink! Ten points for Gaston!" And Cruella Deville has a very Star Warsy look, don’t you think? Or Disney could just go all out and have the Genie from Aladdin be the bar tender and have Robin Williams go off for ten minutes. "What, you want a drink? How about some blue milk? You don’t like that? Then I was mistaken… about a great. Many. Things. Oh boy, I think this blue milk has gone bad! I have a bad feeling about this! Luke, I am your father!"
I’m just spit balling here, but you get the potential. Anyway, if Jack Sparrow shows up as the new Captain of the Millennium Falcon, I’m out.
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If you don’t know, I’m a Star Wars Nerd (please don’t say Geek -for some reason, I think that would associate me with The Big Bang Theory in some way, and I do not want that), and although the prequels ultimately made me question my faith in humanity, I’m still a fan. So, I can’t help but speculate – what will Episode 7 be about?
George Lucas has reportedly written a treatment for Episodes 7, 8 and 9 but will not write or direct (which is probably for the best), but if he’s giving them 10 or 12 pages of story to work with (and I don’t see Lucas adapting any stories from the Star Wars Expanded Universe), odds are, Episode VII will go something like this, because this is what Episode I and IV were roughly about:
1. A wise old mentor (Luke Skywalker) takes a young man under his wing (one of Leia and Han’s kids)
2. The wise old mentor dies in the second or third act
3. The young man becomes the hero of the day
It’s a long way until 2015, but we can speculate because speculating is fun! Who knows what we’ll actually get, but for now, there is no reason to believe that we won’t get something fun to watch.