Originally Posted by regwec
Yes. The difficulty is recapturing that magic either with a very old cast, or with new characters who are discreetly substituted for them. I'm afraid that movies nowadays are probably too 'knowing' to achieve the same innocent appeal. The cast is likely to be chosen on more cynical criteria: Luke nowadays would have to have a sculpted torso and undertake his lightsabre training in his boxer shorts, Leia would probably be played by Megan Fox, and Han would have to have some kind of angsty backstory that explains his selfish and reckless attitude. It wouldn't be the same film.
Fingers crossed that it all somehow works out.
Ugh, ain't this the truth. A guy just can't be an uncaring scoundrel in modern media anymore. They've got to be these broken fixer-upper types with some horrible scars from the past.