N'Sync gone from Episode II

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  1. Terrell

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    Well, here's the scoop. N'Sync is cut from Episode II by George Lucas. Joey Fatone confirmed it on a radio call in show. the link is below. I guess people can now be excited about AOTC again. Well, some people anyway.[​IMG]
    http://www.theforce.net/episode2/index.html#13803
    Robert, don't know if this needed a seperate thread, but since this a a fairly big story, though I'd post one.
     
  2. Tony Mirra

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    Good.

    They had no business being there in the first place. I'm as big a fan as they are, would Lucas let me shoot a cameo in the background? Or do you have to be a part of some trendy boy-band to get special treatment?
     
  3. Terrell

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    Actually, I kind of feel sorry for them. No, I can't stand them either, and I initially didn't like the announcement of them being given a cameo either. But this was blown way out of proportion. They had no lines, and practically a second of screen time in the background. As for getting the role in the first place, that's part of the perks of being famous or a celebrity.

    I guess Tom was right. Lucas doesn't give a damn about fans.
     
  4. Chuck Mayer

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    I don't feel bad. Those 5 lead charmed lives so I think they have their fair share of karma. I don't care myself. It reminds me of a quote from a favorite book of mine:

    "Men who could not have been forced to action if murder was committed right in front of them were driven insane at the sight of spilled alcohol on the floor."

    It's not the exact quote, but you get the drift. It's pretty sad something this little gets this much attention. There are a 1,000,000 crusades in this world that deserve attention. N'Sync in SW (in any capacity) is not one of them.

    Take care,

    Chuck
     
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    To be totally honest, I wish it never leaked out in the first place that they were in it. They should have kept that quiet. If it was mentioned after the release, it wouldn't have had the same impact.

    I remember reading over the years that several celebrities wanted to portray stormtroopers in the original trilogy. I don't know if any actually got in but if they did, it didn't distract me from the movie.

    The problem with N'SYNC is that it almost sounded like a marketting ploy when it was announced.

    Matt
     
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    I agree about this not being that big of a deal Chuck. But the way Star Wars fans overreacted and blew up at this was ridiculous. I was upset at first too, but after calming down, I realized it was no big deal. As feeling sorry for them, I don't feel sorry for them in other respects. But they were just big Star Wars fans and got a bit part because they were celebrities. No big deal.

    Although it must be said, Lucas never guaranteed them their cameo would appear in the film. In fact, from what's been reported, he told them that the scene may be cut. What's surprising is that Lucas' kids have small cameos, and nobody even made a mere mention of it. I guess it being N'Sync was the only reason for the uproar.
     
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    I also think the whole N'Stinks thing was overblown, but at least it's over with now. Still, despite being cut from the movie, I have a feeling Lucas will add their cameo to the cut scenes archives on the AOTC DVD.
     
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    It's good they are cut out of the movie.

    It just shows that George was catering to the kiddie crowd more than the fans for even allowing a cameo. It's all about selling a toy or a CD.
     
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    Actually, from published reports, it was producer Rick McCallum who put them in the cameo to begin with. Lucas was the one that cut them.
     
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    Terry is correct. Lucas had nothing to do with originally casting them in the first place. McCallum was responsible for that. Lucas was the one that waxed them.

     
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    Terrell, I just noticed something[​IMG] You've been here one month, and you've passed me in posts! What % Star Wars posts?
    To keep on topic, here are my favorite spellings of Lucas:
    Lucass
    Luke-ass
    Lick-ass
    and my favorite[​IMG] Luca$ (classics never die).
    Anyways, yes, McCallum sold us out...as usual. He seems a nice fellow though.
    Take care,
    Chuck
    As for the comment regarding Lucas' daughter, I don't know what to say. Amusing if he's kidding, in an a-hole sort of way. Disturbing if he's not. She's just a young girl who loves her Dad. Leave the man's family WAY out of this.
     
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    Uh, I think about 60%. Although that is purely a guess. Could be more could be less. Depends on if you're talking about posting in Star Wars threads, or if you mean posts that are actually about Star Wars.

    As for posts, I've had the flu for the last 6 days. So that's the main reason I've been on a tear for the last 6 days. In about another 2 days, I won't get to post except at night and on my lunch break. Although I'm working at home right now.
     
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    Some of the fanboys out there really are in desperate need of lives if they're carrying things so far as to threaten someone's life. Gimme a break. Belittling everything Lucas is one thing, but leave the man's family out of it. And whoever is going so far as to make death threats has bigger problems than N'Sync landing a cameo. In the end, it's only a movie people. Relax.
     
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    HEY! DOnt knock KNOTB! Donnie Wahlberg is still around and refining his acting...he has gotten better!

    Who knew that was him in the 6th sense until you read the credits?
     
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