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Recasting ‘A New Hope’ + ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BLINDSPOT

We’re taking a break from new content this week and revisiting the first Star Wars sequel, The Force Awakens, as well as recasting the stars of the original trilogy’s Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in a fresh segment called Role Re’Verse-al (aka The Verse! RE’Verse! we’re working it out)

Long ago in a galaxy very close to here, we discovered the last nerdy person who hasn’t seen Star Wars in Emilia, and she’s well on her way to graduating from her padawan status with episode VII under her belt. Will she love or hate the highly divisive sequel trilogy? Or will she just kinda…not care? Is that even possible for a Star Wars fan?

We also introduce a new game called Role Re’Verse-al in which we return to a beloved film and recast it with a new set of phases from a particular time period, franchise, or genre. In this episode, we bring our celeb expertise to Star Wars: A New Hope, only suggesting actors who are currently active in Hollywood. What did you think of our final casts? Who did it best? Let us know on Twitter ⁠@TheVerseCast!⁠

In addition to collecting listener questions and comments, we also post news and announcements about the pod so give us a follow to stay up to date on Twitter.

If you stick around after the credits…actually, I got nothing. Sorry, budget cuts.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN: 0:00 – Intro // 3:08 – The News // 17:30 – STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS BLINDSPOT// 47:52 – Role Re-Verse-al! Recasting STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE // 74:07 – Contact Info // 76:13 – Budget Cuts (Sorry)

Talk to us on Twitter @TheVerseCast or Instagram, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Then leave us a follow because we also post news and announcements about the pod and collect listener questions.


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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