Word says ‘Star Wars 7’ will kill off a character

(From syracusenewtimes.com)

(From syracusenewtimes.com)

The latest round of speculation surrounding the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” frachise says a beloved character from the initial triology will not be left standing a the end of “Star Wars Episode Seven: The Force Awakens.”

In my weekly Fim News blog today on the Syracuse New Times site, I quote writer Joseph Baxter of Cinema Blend with his extensive spoiler spilling his who and why for the sure-to-be-huge one, which opens on Dec. 18.

You can read the piece by clicking the link below.

http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/star-wars-fans-speculation-that-someone-dies-in-7/

Also on the New Times blog, I wrote about Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie “The Cobbler,” in which my favorite loud guy plays a shoe repairman with sole. That comedy comes out sooner, on March 13.

Do you get uptight when a movie or TV show kills off a longstanding character? What characters gone by do you miss? What do you expect from Adam Sandler in “The Cobbler” as he walks a mile in other people’s shoes?

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51 thoughts on “Word says ‘Star Wars 7’ will kill off a character

  1. Greedo’s brood comes back for revenge, kills Han Solo.
    OR… Some random punk, gone completely loopy, shows up out of nowhere and tells Luke that he waited for him at Toshi Station — that he thought Luke was coming to pick up some power converters, but he never showed. He waited and waited… he lost his job, his girlfriend left him, he ended up turning tricks in Jabba’s caravan and spiraled downward into madness. Then when he heard that Luke had joined the Rebellion and was a big shot for blowing up the Death Star, he went off the deep end and began his 30 year quest for vengeance.

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    • One of your guesses may be similar to the dude on Cinema Blend of which I speak over on the other blog, my friend. And, by the way, this uncovered voice of yours is very cool in the comments, I’d like to add.

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      • I would have assumed that Han & Leia got hitched, had kids, Leia put on a few pounds, Han, ever the scoundrel, kept chasing skirts and breaking hearts, refusing to wear the label “scruffy looking” for anyone, while Chewie ran interference, assuring Leia that he was only helping that Twi’lek slave girl out of a bad situation, and nothing else. Leia, depressed at the effects of age and gravity and her cheating husband, develops an eating disorder as art imitates life, and Han Solo somehow finds himself in bed with Ally McBeal. Speaking of eating disorders….

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    • Yeah, I’m in the camp that thinks they ought to stop revealing so much in movie trailers, too, Ross, Too much information out there in general. Says the guy who spread the link to the rumor story in his Movie News Blog on the Internet that is full of movie trailers.

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  2. Usually the killing off of a main character makes for great television(cinema) but then the show (series) suffers in the future from the character not appearing. Of course, being that this could be the last Star Wars episode, it really wouldn’t matter very much. Either way, I’m sure my husband and son will be very excited to see it.

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  3. nooooooo….. This strengthens my resolve to not see anything new in the Star Wars collection. The original first three are all I need. You, too, should see them if you haven’t already. How to improve on the classics? You just can’t. (See also, Footloose, Ghostbusters, et al.)

    Will wait and see on the Sandler. He’s not my fave, though Wedding Singer was fun. And his song about the red-hooded sweatshirt cracks me up. Saw him perform once when my brother was in college–we went to a show somewhere on campus–and he didn’t overly impress me. Shouldn’t say as he could be the nicest guy in the world, but he seemed a bit into himself. Go figure.

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    • I am going to see them, Liz. I swear. I want to, badly. My dear wife Karen says the first one was great. My intentions are good.

      Regarding Adam Sandler, if I were him, I might be a bit into myself, too. A little.

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  4. I miss Darth Vader – just kidding! I know I have missed characters that have been killed off over the years but for the life of me, I can’t think of one.

    Oh wait, most recently they killed off Gideon, and by a serial killer (how ironic) on Criminal Minds… WTH ๐Ÿ˜€
    Diana xo

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  5. I kind of gave up on Star Wars after the first couple, so not sure I care about killing off one of those characters. But in general I hate this recent trend for killing off main characters on TV shows. Still wish “Jenny” was on NCIS. If an actor really wants to leave, I prefer a send-off like they gave Sandra Oh on Grey’s Anatomy to the more-favored blowing somebody up scenario…

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  6. i’m a fan of the original three, so don’t have much emotional stock in what happens moving forward, but i know a lot of people will be upset by this one. i was surprised and upset when, on boardwalk empire, they killed off a character, jimmy, who was just coming into his own. as for the adam movie, i have very low expectations )

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    • It is tough when they kill of emotional favorites. They did that to me a few times on ‘The Sopranos,’ but that was my fault for making ties, I guess, Beth. I hope the Adam movie surpasses your expectations and meets mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Well, if Han died a martyr, that would be a good way to go out. You can’t live forever. I always have hopes for Sandler, and then he ventures into juvenile territory, which doesn’t look good on a man nearing 50. They did a good job with this trailer, though. Sucks you in. He seems like an adult here. Interesting concept.

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  8. I got really upset on NCIS when Tony (the character) started caring about a member of their team who was played by Sasha Alexander. They used a plot device of a sniper who shot her! I was so shocked or stunned, I didn’t cry but turned the television off. Now, I love her in “Rizzoli and Isles” but this came a year or more after she was killed off. I feel that the writers use poor Tony, since he fell for another person, the one from a foreign country, and she left the show, so they had her leave Tony behind.

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  9. I guess I don’t get upset if the character has run it’s course….. but…. I have only seen THE original Star Wars and how long ago was that? The Star Wars series is one of the series being debated …. should it be added to the series to catch Colleen up on in movie land???? Or not? It ranks up there pretty high but no decision has been made. Would you like to weigh in on this MBM?

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  10. The Cobbler sounds funny! Yes, I don’t like when a long-time character gets killed, though I can’t think of any examples at the moment….Okay, I hate when at the series finale of a TV series, a character dies, such as Dan on Roseanne, or Joe on Medium.

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