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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2010, 01:28:00 PM »

Loved the rumor that the guys from N'Sync were given roles as Jedi in the Geonosian Arena. Supposedly footage was shot, but then discarded due to fan backlash.
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 07:55:27 PM »

In retrospect?  That Leonardo DiCaprio was going to play Anakin Skywalker in Episode II & III.  Looking over his body of work in the past decade I think those two films would have been radically different with Leo in the Anakin role.

This was just brought up in an article over at BLASTR.COM; Leo was asked about turning down other sci-fi roles and he had this to say:


"I did have a meeting with George Lucas about [Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels] as well, yes." he said. But as for what happened: "Same scenario [laughs]. ... Again, just didn't feel ready to take that dive. At that point."
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 01:52:45 PM »

Perhaps as Bail Organa?  Hmmm.  That doesn't sound like such a good idea.  Bono was a bit over the top in Across The Universe.
 

Actually, it was some sort of role involving an artist, or poet....
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 12:31:17 PM »

Perhaps as Bail Organa?  Hmmm.  That doesn't sound like such a good idea.  Bono was a bit over the top in Across The Universe.
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 06:09:02 PM »

I think it was late 99 or early 2000, before Episode 2 started shooting, Lucas was seen talking to Bono at an event, then there were rumors that he was offered a role as some sort of official from Alderaan. 

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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 04:34:30 PM »


I remember a early to mid-90's rumor that they were going to use CGI to make Sir Alec Guninness look young enough to play the part.
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 10:07:56 PM »

In retrospect?  That Leonardo DiCaprio was going to play Anakin Skywalker in Episode II & III.  Looking over his body of work in the past decade I think those two films would have been radically different with Leo in the Anakin role.

Would have made it alot better probably with him in it.  Hayden is a terrible actor.
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Re: Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 10:21:34 AM »

In retrospect?  That Leonardo DiCaprio was going to play Anakin Skywalker in Episode II & III.  Looking over his body of work in the past decade I think those two films would have been radically different with Leo in the Anakin role.
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Favorite Prequel Rumors
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 07:55:03 PM »

It's hard to believe that the Prequels were announced nearly 15 years ago, thinking back to those days before TPM was even shot had me remembering some of the plot and casting rumors that were abound. 

One of my faves was Kenneth Branagh was going to play a young(ish) Obi-Wan, of course I think that came about just because he looked the part.

What are some of your favorite Prequel rumors?
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