Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

Would Peter Cushing be a better Obi Wan in OT?

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > STAR WARS Discussion
Would Peter Cushing be a better Obi Wan in OT?

Slowpokeking's Avatar


Slowpokeking
01.29.2013 , 01:33 PM | #1
He was considered of that role but finally got Tarkin and mentioned it's not the role he likes "My criterion for accepting a role isn't based on what I would like to do. I try to consider what the audience would like to see me do and I thought kids would adore Star Wars."

Wolfninjajedi's Avatar


Wolfninjajedi
01.29.2013 , 01:45 PM | #2
Right now? No I can't see it, he did well as Tarkin though. Its in my mind that OT Obi-Wan will be Alec Guineess
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

AlexDougherty's Avatar


AlexDougherty
01.30.2013 , 05:36 AM | #3
Difficult, Peter Cushing would have made a good Obi-Wan Kenobi, but Alec Guiness was flawless in his portrail. The pauses showing him considering various courses of action (silently of course) are perfect, his delivery of his lines par excellence.

My only beef is when people justify the Imperial accent they say that's what was shown in the movies, forgetting that Obi-Wan also spoke with a English accent, which to me indicates that it should be a Coruscant accent not an Imperial one.
Peace can be found, above all passions. Through passion, I may gain strength.
Through strength, I may gain power. Through power, I may gain victory.
But for every enemy fallen, a new foe rises.
For every chain broken, new chains bind me. Only the Force can set me free.

Genuine's Avatar


Genuine
01.30.2013 , 06:17 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by AlexDougherty View Post
only beef is when people justify the Imperial accent they say that's what was shown in the movies, forgetting that Obi-Wan also spoke with a English accent, which to me indicates that it should be a Coruscant accent not an Imperial one.
being from North England and being English the imperils talk more what i like to call Queens English i can tell you now most of England do not talk like that.

that sort of brings me to my point yes Obi-Wan did speak with an English accent but a different one this may be hard for ppl who is not from England too pick up on.

plus Star Wars as moved on from the 3 original movies like it or not
BIOWARE PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS THREAD Collectors edition vendor

Thylbanus's Avatar


Thylbanus
01.30.2013 , 04:32 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Slowpokeking View Post
He was considered of that role but finally got Tarkin and mentioned it's not the role he likes "My criterion for accepting a role isn't based on what I would like to do. I try to consider what the audience would like to see me do and I thought kids would adore Star Wars."
Who would have thought that dorky kid from "Goonies" and "Rudy" would be Samwise Gamgee? (Sean Astin btw) Or that Al Pacino, who plays the same character in every movie, could play Jack Kevorkain? Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates in the "Psycho" remake. (movie was meh, but his performance was spot on). And even Sir Alec Guiness played the blind bumbling butler in Neil Simon's "Murder by Death" (Funny movie, btw. Here's a clip.)
It's amazing how loud a dollar can be.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." - Kristin Wilson

Tronnebula's Avatar


Tronnebula
01.31.2013 , 12:41 PM | #6
A new obi one?! NEVER
in the begining God made Star Wars (100% true)