10 March 2013 1:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Joss Whedon probably wasn’t intending to make a provocative statement when he dropped an opinion on Disney’s plans for its Star Wars sequel. With evidence mounting that original trilogy actors Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill will appear in Episode VII, The Avengers writer-director said, “You know, I wouldn’t go back, I’d go forward. I would want to create characters that would resonate the way that they did.”

Other Star Wars fans have posted similar thoughts over the past week. A Forbes writer argued, “There’s a big risk here that the awkwardness of these »


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