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2012-10-30 04:18:59 PM  
From the producers of "Pirates of the Caribbean 7", it's "Star Tours: The Movie"!
 
2012-10-30 04:19:15 PM  
That seems to be a goofy move...
 
2012-10-30 04:19:19 PM  
FARK ME! WOW.
 
2012-10-30 04:19:42 PM  
Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.
 
2012-10-30 04:20:04 PM  
*Cue canned scream*
 
2012-10-30 04:20:09 PM  

real_kibo: From the producers of "Pirates of the Caribbean 7", it's "Star Tours: The Movie"!


It would probably be better than "The Phantom Menace."
 
2012-10-30 04:20:19 PM  
Disney -- "we believe that there still exist opportunities to make Star Wars even more cartoony and immature"
 
2012-10-30 04:20:24 PM  
nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2012-10-30 04:20:33 PM  
Between this and marvel I guess they really do.....
 
2012-10-30 04:20:34 PM  
Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA
 
2012-10-30 04:20:39 PM  
Lucas will be the world's wealthiest washed-up midget. Like Bridget, only with a worse record of delivering decent work.
 
2012-10-30 04:20:47 PM  
Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

This is a joke, right? An early April Fools'?
 
2012-10-30 04:20:56 PM  
Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?
 
2012-10-30 04:21:02 PM  
nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2012-10-30 04:21:04 PM  
Well, I didn't think Lucas could find more ways to make Star Wars into a complete farkfest before he died.

Looks like I was wrong.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:05 PM  
Hopefully it will mean a section in the Magic Kingdom just for Star Wars, and not some lame-ass Avatar land.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:07 PM  
"Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."


Wat.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:07 PM  
"Pirates of the Death Star: Jack'in The Empire!"
 
2012-10-30 04:21:09 PM  
So where can I buy my Vader mask with mouse ears?
 
2012-10-30 04:21:11 PM  

The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.


Hang on. I'd be surprised if Lucas gave up "creative" control.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:21 PM  
I'm having a hard time believing Star Wars is only worth four billion dollars. Putting aside all the other IPs Lucasarts owns.

Or maybe it's just the film part?
 
2012-10-30 04:21:25 PM  
It cannot possibly get any worse than the latest 3 films, so who cares?
 
2012-10-30 04:21:32 PM  
How about - "Disney : Obeyyyyyyyyy."
 
2012-10-30 04:21:33 PM  
Ugh... bad news. :(
 
2012-10-30 04:21:42 PM  
www.floodwerks.com

That poor childhood.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:48 PM  
Does this mean George Lucas can never harm our childhood again?

Disney makes all sort of derivative works from the originals but they don't screw with the master footage except to make it look clear on BluRay. Oh, and they totally suppress things they'd get shiat for, like Song of the South.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:54 PM  
Don't you guys have a competition bureau that regulates these things? Or does it not apply to the entertainment industry?
 
2012-10-30 04:21:57 PM  
hmm, this is tough. On the one hand, the Evil Empire now owns the Evil Empire. On the other hand, this means that someone other than Lucas will be writing any future movies.
 
2012-10-30 04:21:59 PM  
Does this mean that Carrie Fisher is now a Disney Princess?
 
2012-10-30 04:22:01 PM  

flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

This is a joke, right? An early April Fools'?



Nope.

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

-G. Lucas

Link
 
2012-10-30 04:22:02 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?


Odd. I posted the exact same thing in thread about the purchase of the Chicago Cubs a while ago.
 
2012-10-30 04:22:10 PM  
 
2012-10-30 04:22:15 PM  

The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.


So you're saying there's a new hope?
 
2012-10-30 04:22:37 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 04:22:37 PM  
I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk
 
2012-10-30 04:22:43 PM  
Maybe we'll see 7,8,9 by the time my daughter is old enough to be turned to the dorkside.
 
2012-10-30 04:22:44 PM  
It's as if millions of fanboys and fangirls cried out in terror...
 
2012-10-30 04:22:50 PM  
Hey, it's just a business deal between rich white people.

But I did enjoy the animated crossovers that 20th Century Fox allowed with the characters and universe.
 
2012-10-30 04:22:57 PM  
Finally we can be assured of getting star wars 7,8 and 9.
 
2012-10-30 04:22:58 PM  

The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.


Except for the ridiculously huge stick Disney has up its ass about "copyright infringement"... All of us costumers can pretty much kiss our respective organizations like The Dark Empire, the 501st & the Mandalorian Mercs goodbye
 
2012-10-30 04:23:02 PM  
Ugh...I tired to find the green to post the "Nooo"

But seriously...ugh.

And I think this is Lucas' way of saying "Fark this, I'm out"
 
2012-10-30 04:23:08 PM  

ravenlore: It's as if millions of fanboys and fangirls cried out in terror...


and choked on their sponsored happy meals.
 
2012-10-30 04:23:11 PM  
nooooooooooooooo.com

Just to post it again, inb4 'has anyone posted this yet'

/seriously, this is how it feels.
 
2012-10-30 04:23:12 PM  
No...no...that's not true...THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
 
2012-10-30 04:23:19 PM  
Does this mean we can look forward to a Howard the Duck reboot?
 
2012-10-30 04:24:00 PM  
I don't know, you could very well have a Joss Whedon direct a Star Wars movie now that Lucas is (mostly) out of the way. I could actually see this being a good thing. Also remember that most of the good Marvel movies have come out with Disney in charge.
 
2012-10-30 04:24:06 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [nooooooooooooooo.com image 383x263]


Nooooooooooooooo!
 
2012-10-30 04:24:26 PM  
Since Indy was owned by LucasFilm, that franchise is rescued as well!
 
2012-10-30 04:24:29 PM  

MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."


This deal is getting worse all the time.
 
2012-10-30 04:24:38 PM  
Lucas!

I am your father!
 
2012-10-30 04:24:48 PM  
I've Got A Bad Feeling About This™.
 
2012-10-30 04:24:55 PM  
if star wars sums up your childhood you should learn to read and start again.
 
2012-10-30 04:25:03 PM  

sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?



Yep, and you probably work for Monsanto, too.
Control the spice and control the verse, baby.

Monsanto makes the fast food.
The fast food markets the media.
The media teaches you how to think.
 
2012-10-30 04:25:06 PM  

www.craftcast.com

 
2012-10-30 04:25:16 PM  
is waiting in line for the Jek Tono Porkins roller coaster
 
2012-10-30 04:25:26 PM  
Episode 7

Let's just assume this isn't bogus: can we please just ignore all this EU, novelization crap and do something new?
 
2012-10-30 04:25:27 PM  

devilEther: Does this mean we can look forward to a Howard the Duck reboot?


pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseple a sepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleaseplease
 
2012-10-30 04:25:28 PM  
Say hello to the newest Disney Princess!
www.azcentral.com
 
2012-10-30 04:25:31 PM  
Can't hurt.
 
2012-10-30 04:25:56 PM  
So begins the countdown to blu-ray release of properly remastered, non-Special Edition Original Trilogy?
 
2012-10-30 04:25:58 PM  
This was not the Acquisition we were looking for.
 
2012-10-30 04:25:59 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Hopefully it will mean a section in the Magic Kingdom just for Star Wars, and not some lame-ass Avatar land.


Oh my goodness, I just came.

/Avatar land is not a good idea.
 
2012-10-30 04:26:01 PM  
What hurricane?
 
2012-10-30 04:26:07 PM  
since I was beaten to it. . .

i594.photobucket.com 

/hot like Tatooine.
 
2012-10-30 04:26:17 PM  

flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.


Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?
 
2012-10-30 04:26:42 PM  
Not to sound like "Fat Linda" here, but I think the "News Flash" tag is for more important things, especially today when actual news is happening.
 
2012-10-30 04:26:46 PM  

Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.


socialmediahansolo.com

Pray I don't alter it further
 
2012-10-30 04:26:48 PM  
Other than the fact it was his to screw up, I don't see how Disney can fark this franchise up any worse than Lucas already did.
 
2012-10-30 04:27:03 PM  

NkThrasher: flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?


No.
 
2012-10-30 04:27:03 PM  
My Darth Vader meets Dr. Doom fanfic come closer to fruition.
 
2012-10-30 04:27:28 PM  
I'm not sure of the angst, I like Star Tours and my nephews had a great time at Jedi Academy, if Disney were to expand that portion of their parks, or build a whole new area for this IP it would be great.
 
2012-10-30 04:27:41 PM  

Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.


libraryrenewal.org
 
2012-10-30 04:28:00 PM  

NkThrasher: flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?


I kind of like the idea of that series being taken on by the Pixar crew. There's still be good in the franchise, I can feel it.
 
2012-10-30 04:28:19 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: No.


Do you know who Thrawn is?
 
2012-10-30 04:28:50 PM  
It's as if a million nerds cried out and were suddenly silenced.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:03 PM  
I don't know. Disney hasn't farked up Pixar or Marvel yet. Incorporating Star Wars and Indiana Jones into their theme parks would be a good thing for older fans with young kids. I think it would be cool to see Pixar work on a SW movie.

I think there is potential here. It's not like Star Wars and Indiana Jones were getting better staying in Lucas' hands.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:12 PM  
I'm sorry to say but I'm open to this change. Granted I'm not one of those "Empire Strikes Back was the best movie, and Lucas needs to stop using green screen" fan boys but I think in Disney's hands there can be some potential for good things.

That is up until they release Episode 9 or 10 in theaters, or if they continue to let Lucas direct.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:20 PM  
I haven't seen the internet explode in such anguish since 9/11.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:54 PM  
Time for the gritty reboot of the series.
 
2012-10-30 04:29:55 PM  
Star Wars VII: The Search For More Money
 
2012-10-30 04:30:02 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk


THIS

/it should've been sequels ALL ALONG, not prequels
 
2012-10-30 04:30:06 PM  

craxyd: The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.

Except for the ridiculously huge stick Disney has up its ass about "copyright infringement"... All of us costumers can pretty much kiss our respective organizations like The Dark Empire, the 501st & the Mandalorian Mercs goodbye


If this is what it takes to finally put the 501st into it's coffin, so be it.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:10 PM  
it would be kewl if someone did a deal for exactly $4,294,967,296 (2^32)
 
2012-10-30 04:30:15 PM  
Damn.

I was hoping that He'd just put it all in Public Domain when he died.

I remember what Disney did with The Muppets-so not looking forward to this.

And to all you farkers who think that Lucas screwed up Star Wars, We get it.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:16 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk


Pretty much this. If they can attract good talent (and why wouldn't they), they could really make something awesome. The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network is a pretty good example that there's still life in the old dog.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:24 PM  

BAMFinator: Metaluna Mutant: Hopefully it will mean a section in the Magic Kingdom just for Star Wars, and not some lame-ass Avatar land.

Oh my goodness, I just came.

/Avatar land is not a good idea.


Avatar-Land is going into Animal Kingdom. Any Star Wars themed land would most likely go into Hollywood Studios. Magic Kingdom will remain untouched by these properties.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:43 PM  
Instead of Episode 7 I'd rather see them redo 1, 2 and 3.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:44 PM  

walrusonion: Not to sound like "Fat Linda" here, but I think the "News Flash" tag is for more important things, especially today when actual news is happening.


The rights to one of the most popular and beloved film franchises of all time being sold? It's kinda major. It also means Lucas -- maybe the most influential Hollywood filmmaker of the modern era -- is (finally) retiring.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:49 PM  

NkThrasher: Walt_Jizzney: No.

Do you know who Thrawn is?


Sadly yes. A blue IMP admiral that has some stupid creature that eats the force.

/"LUUKE"? Lol claptrap
 
2012-10-30 04:30:50 PM  

NkThrasher: Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?


Unfortunately, no. Not unless they recast everyone, since they're all forty years too old to make that movie.
 
2012-10-30 04:30:54 PM  
Conference call starts in 10 seconds. http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/investors/events
 
2012-10-30 04:31:12 PM  
Wow, I knew I had a use for this:

www.sqqid.com

/Don't Forget About Indiana Jones!!
 
2012-10-30 04:31:28 PM  
Send the fleet to the far side of Orlando...
 
2012-10-30 04:32:01 PM  
What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?
 
2012-10-30 04:32:03 PM  

Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.


I have altered the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further
 
j4x
2012-10-30 04:32:16 PM  
I wonder what impact this is going to have on extended universe copyright stuff because Disney is a huge biatch about infringement.
 
2012-10-30 04:32:22 PM  
Anyway I'd trust Disney over Lucas any day. Too bad they didn't do this before he started filming Episode One. Those suits would have never let Jar-Jar out the door.
 
2012-10-30 04:32:26 PM  

Carth: Finally we can be assured of getting star wars 7,8 and 9.


die!
 
2012-10-30 04:32:42 PM  
Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."

Well, the late 90's would've been a better time, but better late than never, eh George?
 
2012-10-30 04:33:07 PM  
Does this mess up the Star Trek 2 movie?
 
2012-10-30 04:33:11 PM  
gulture.com
 
2012-10-30 04:33:21 PM  
Also I'm betting we see a live action Star Wars TV show on ABC within 5 years.
 
2012-10-30 04:33:33 PM  

animeman: Wow, I knew I had a use for this:

[www.sqqid.com image 309x411]


That's bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-10-30 04:33:39 PM  

minoridiot: So where can I buy my Vader mask with mouse ears?


Sounds like I just found my Halloween costume
 
2012-10-30 04:33:59 PM  
Maybe they'll "lock" the movies in their "vault" and stop farking with them. Episodes 1-3 should get the Song of the South treatment.

/Probably get the Land Before Time treatment instead
//Straight to DVD
 
2012-10-30 04:34:03 PM  
Give the newsflash a little bit of rest and save it for actual news.
 
2012-10-30 04:34:05 PM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 04:34:13 PM  
Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, Disney could completely fark things up and ruin the franchise.

On the other hand, George won't be farking with the films anymore and they might just do something good.
 
2012-10-30 04:34:26 PM  

Special J: Other than the fact it was his to screw up, I don't see how Disney can fark this franchise up any worse than Lucas already did.


I find your lack of faith disturbing.
 
2012-10-30 04:34:27 PM  
Seen opens Imperial Storm trooper marching singing "It a small world after all" Hans turns to Goofy and says Hold on here we go. Fade to Mickey saying to Darth Vader the farce is strong in this one.
 
2012-10-30 04:34:35 PM  
Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!

/Good for you George
//Hope you're laughing all the way to the bank 
////Thanks for the memories!!!
 
2012-10-30 04:34:55 PM  

sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA


To be honest, there wasn't an article. The article was two sentences and a 'more to come' tag.

There's good and bad in this. The good is that Lucasfilm is away from Lucas himself, who pretty much dropped everything but Star Wars and then dragged it through the mud until pretty much everyone was making better Star Wars media than Lucas. The question is which Disney gets to handle Lucasfilm? Is it the Disney that nearly destroyed itself with bad animated films, or is it the Pixar side of Disney that saved the company from being a laughing stock?

I would call Disney a better owner of Lucasfilm than Lucas, but Disney has their own problems. If it works out like Marvel, and they just give them money to produce popular high-quality works, then it'll be fine. If they put the wrong people in charge of the studio, it could be an even bigger disaster though.

/still curious if this meanS Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, or just Lucasfilm... NEED MORE INFO
 
2012-10-30 04:35:04 PM  
I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, John Carter. On the other hand The Avengers/Pixar. I do know, that wrestling Star Wars from Lucas hands is probably a good idea.
 
2012-10-30 04:35:11 PM  
Some people take their childhoods WAY too seriously.
 
2012-10-30 04:35:17 PM  
 
2012-10-30 04:35:22 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?


KOTOR 3 became TOR, and sucked hard
 
2012-10-30 04:35:28 PM  
i53.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 04:35:31 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: [nooooooooooooooo.com image 383x263]


Look at the bright side: they can't be any worse stewards for Star Wars than Lucas himself.
 
2012-10-30 04:35:32 PM  
I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.
 
2012-10-30 04:35:45 PM  
This explains why I saw C-3PO on a Disney show my niece was watching. If Disney doesn't fark this up, I guess this will be a upgrade. 

media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com
 
2012-10-30 04:35:49 PM  
So... Deadpool can kill Jar-Jar, and it'll be canon now?
 
2012-10-30 04:35:51 PM  
Is everyone here that is upset also mad Disney owns Marvel and Pixar? Avengers was pretty good and Pixar has a great track record. Maybe they'll actually save the star wars franchise and release a good film for the first time in 32 years.
 
2012-10-30 04:36:05 PM  
I wonder if its just Star Wars disney will own or will it be Indiana Jones and Lucasarts too??

Holding out hope for another great Indi Movie and Grim fandango sequel. I might as well wish for unicorns and bigfoot to be real too i know
 
2012-10-30 04:36:08 PM  
I wonder what the red letter media guys are gonna say...
 
2012-10-30 04:36:18 PM  

Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.


Disney can't do any worse than the previous 3 and they did do a great job on making sure that The Avengers went off well.
 
2012-10-30 04:36:23 PM  

FastJeff: Give the newsflash a little bit of rest and save it for actual news.


Are you an Olympic-style fencer, perchance?
 
2012-10-30 04:36:24 PM  

Gunny Highway: *Cue canned Wilhelm scream*


There...
 
2012-10-30 04:36:27 PM  

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

STAR WARS + PIXAR!!!!!

 
2012-10-30 04:36:44 PM  

Fo Shiz: Does this mean that Carrie Fisher is now a Disney Princess?


Winnar
 
2012-10-30 04:36:50 PM  

AidanPryde98: I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.


It was a 4 billion dollar deal so it is possible.
 
2012-10-30 04:37:06 PM  

minoridiot: So where can I buy my Vader mask with mouse ears?


MGM, err I mean, Hollywood Studios
 
2012-10-30 04:37:08 PM  
Space Mountain and Tomorrowland are going to get a very big facelift pretty soon :)
 
2012-10-30 04:37:09 PM  
so you dorks remember that all the great marvel films you've been wetting your panties over the past few years have been disney films right?

don't understand the "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO", this can't be a bad thing

/oh wait you just like to complain
 
2012-10-30 04:37:24 PM  

flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

This is a joke, right? An early April Fools'?


Zahn needs to be the creative consultant, not Lucas.
 
2012-10-30 04:37:31 PM  
NkThrasher:
Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?

Fookin' Thrawns!
 
2012-10-30 04:37:32 PM  

jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?


Really movies were the plots revolve around trade disputes and how a government goes from a democracy to a dictatorship are aimed at children? Which children are those?
 
2012-10-30 04:37:35 PM  
Seriously... at what point do anti-trust rules kick in... more than 90% of the available market. shiat, what do they not own now?!?
 
2012-10-30 04:37:41 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Sadly yes. A blue IMP admiral that has some stupid creature that eats the force.

/"LUUKE"? Lol claptrap


Meh, to each their own. Of existing storylines post original trilogy I (and others I have talked with about this subject) enjoyed Zahn's books the most.


Dalrint: Unfortunately, no. Not unless they recast everyone, since they're all forty years too old to make that movie.


I'm okay with this in concept, obviously execution can go awry, but either they have to recast existing characters, go CG, or not use existing characters that they aren't going to CG (Yoda ghosts etc).
 
2012-10-30 04:37:45 PM  

craxyd: The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.

Except for the ridiculously huge stick Disney has up its ass about "copyright infringement"... All of us costumers can pretty much kiss our respective organizations like The Dark Empire, the 501st & the Mandalorian Mercs goodbye


I'm not a cos play guy, so that would have little impact on me. I like the 501st and what they do for charity. Disney would be foolsih to step in and quash that.

Your point is well taken though. Lucas has been really lax and accomodating on his copyright. Robot Chicken and The Family Guy have done great work, plus all the fan movies and youtube stuff (Troops, Pink 5, Chad Vader...).

Disney may very well get all force chokey with that sort of thing
 
2012-10-30 04:37:52 PM  
They can't be worse then the last three right? RIGHT???

/sob
 
2012-10-30 04:37:55 PM  

Tax Boy: Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.

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Pray I don't alter it further


You glorious motherfarker.
 
2012-10-30 04:38:10 PM  

Coelacanth: Space Mountain and Tomorrowland are going to get a very big facelift pretty soon :)


impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland
 
2012-10-30 04:38:17 PM  

KarlMaldensNose: I don't know, you could very well have a Joss Whedon direct a Star Wars movie now that Lucas is (mostly) out of the way. I could actually see this being a good thing. Also remember that most of the good Marvel movies have come out with Disney in charge.


Not a movie, how about series involving a scruffy nerf herding human smuggler, a veteran of the clone wars, his bad ass Twi'lek second, a pilot, A female zeltron engineer, a human doctor, his flighty sister who is under the care of a mysterious holy man with strange powers, and their wookie deck hand. They could be knocking about the galaxy dodging Imperials and helping criminal scum in their old tramp freighter their Whedon mark 2.
 
2012-10-30 04:38:35 PM  

jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?


"Aimed at children" and "Sucks" are not synonyms. There are a great many things aimed at children that are actually very high quality; the bulk of the Star Wars-related output is not in that group.

/Star Wars-themed things that are high quality:
//The original trilogy
//The Super Star Wars games
//Star Wars: Clone Wars (the one from 2003, not the current CGI shiatfest)
//Knights of the Old Republic
//The end
 
2012-10-30 04:38:42 PM  
I have zero problem with this. None. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Lucas cannot make good movies, or at least cannot make good Star Wars movies. If his universe and characters had been treated by a good screenwriter, better actors and a good director, they could be some of the greatest films of all time, instead of just money makers. I actually have more faith in Disney providing good movies of the Star Wars universe than I have had in Lucas for a long long time.

It seems strange to say that Lucas was only interested in selling toys, when speaking positively about a buyout by Disney, but that's the way I feel.

There is a very good chance this will improve things.

And if not, who cares? I'm kind of sick of the Star Wars universe now anyway. It is up to Disney to show me if that is solely because of Lucas or not.
 
2012-10-30 04:38:44 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?


Made by Disney?

How about no.

/please, god no.
 
2012-10-30 04:38:46 PM  

sure haven't: ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk

THIS

/it should've been sequels ALL ALONG, not prequels


No. By Empire, Lucas wanted to go back to tell the first three films (That's why he put chapter V on "A New Hope" in the re-release right before Empire) While he was thinking about doing films after Return of the Jedi- by the time he got to making it, he decided just to wrap the whole thing up due to the fact he lost his wife because of his workaholic ways.

Revenge of the Sith is tied with Empire as my second favorite Star Wars Movie. To have a father, who was eager to be a father, become a child killer is a chilling thing.
 
2012-10-30 04:38:47 PM  
i735.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 04:38:59 PM  
so when does EA buy them both?
 
2012-10-30 04:39:03 PM  

AidanPryde98: I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.


Episode 7 due in 2015
 
2012-10-30 04:39:15 PM  

Carth: AidanPryde98: I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.

It was a 4 billion dollar deal so it is possible.


ILM, Lucasarts (video games) Skywalker Sound..it looks like they got everything. I don't know who has the toy deal, I would assume Lucasarts as the rights...as for the comics, I thought they were still published under Darkhorse, which is a DC sub isn't it? I haven't opened a Star Wars comic in a long time.
 
2012-10-30 04:39:20 PM  
Let me explain what (probably) led up to this:

Back in the 1990s, Disney was all about Princess movies. Riding the success of "The Little Mermaid," they released musical after musical, some good, some not-so-good, and girls all over the country were climbing over themselves to give Disney their parents' money.

Disney, of course, wanted to make twice as much money, so they dove into action animated films like "Tarzan", "Treasure Planet", and "Atlantis". These met with disappointing results. Pixar was great, since their movies almost entirely contained male leads, but it wasn't the same, since Pixar was more interested in making good stories than marketing new toys.

When you got right down to it, boys were more interested in Batman, Spider-Man, and Anakin Skywalker.

Eventually, Disney got the hint. They scoped out Marvel, looked at what they were worth, carefully weighed the value of what Warner Bros. got from DC, and finally made them an offer.Creatively, it was a win-win. Marvel got to keep making comics and movies, Disney got the distribution and toy-making rights -- pretty much the same deal they made Pixar.

Today, they did the same thing with Lucasfilm. Presumably, their strategy will be the same -- distribute the films, market the toys, take money off the top of both, and stay out of things creatively -- except, that is, to nudge them from time to time to make films that will sell more toys instead of just theater tickets.
 
2012-10-30 04:39:28 PM  

eddievercetti: This explains why I saw C-3PO on a Disney show my niece was watching. If Disney doesn't fark this up, I guess this will be a upgrade. 

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LOL, nice!


Disney has huge Lucas properties all over Hollywood Studios. Indiana Jones Stunt Show and Star Tours are big there, and have been for a long long time.
 
2012-10-30 04:39:32 PM  

AidanPryde98: I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.


Official Press release.
 
2012-10-30 04:39:33 PM  
Shut up and take my money!
 
2012-10-30 04:39:39 PM  
You sold the company to that thing? You're braver than I thought.
 
2012-10-30 04:39:41 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Damn.

I was hoping that He'd just put it all in Public Domain when he died.

I remember what Disney did with The Muppets-so not looking forward to this.

And to all you farkers who think that Lucas screwed up Star Wars, We get it.


I thought the latest muppets movie that Jason Segel was in was pretty awesome. If they can make a star wars movie that good, I will totally be ok with it.
 
2012-10-30 04:40:03 PM  
Do not want.
 
2012-10-30 04:40:12 PM  
Now Disney can edit penises into the next batch of Star Wars movies.
 
2012-10-30 04:40:24 PM  
I really, REALLY hope that episodes 7, 8, and 9 end up being Timothy Zhan's "Thrawn" trilogy.
 
2012-10-30 04:40:28 PM  
Wow. Star Wars is included.

Link
 
2012-10-30 04:40:42 PM  
Lucas as a creative consultant, not a director? Ok. Im in.
 
2012-10-30 04:40:47 PM  

Edymnion: craxyd: The Fett: Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.

Except for the ridiculously huge stick Disney has up its ass about "copyright infringement"... All of us costumers can pretty much kiss our respective organizations like The Dark Empire, the 501st & the Mandalorian Mercs goodbye

If this is what it takes to finally put the 501st into it's coffin, so be it.



They done you wrong because a seam on your costume was 2mm too wide?
 
2012-10-30 04:40:47 PM  
Some day I will point to this post as evidence that I was here when this happened.

I don't know what this means. It can't get any worse, right? RIGHT? RIGHT?
 
2012-10-30 04:41:02 PM  

Der Poopflinger: so when does EA buy them both?


Disney brought Lucasarts with the Avengers money, once they get their Star Wars money, they'll buy EA.
 
2012-10-30 04:41:10 PM  

carnifex2005: Nabb1: MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

This deal is getting worse all the time.

Disney can't do any worse than the previous 3 and they did do a great job on making sure that The Avengers went off well.


I just had to go for the low-hanging fruit. I grew up with "Star Wars." My dad took me to see the first one when I was four and I sat on his lap. I was a "Star Wars" nut as a kid. I was disappointed with the quality of the prequels, but I don't believe he "raped my childhood." He told the story he wanted to tell and I think he tried his best. Disney has been putting out really good cinematic products for a couple of decades now, and I don't think they'll ruin the "Star Wars" brand with this. Their major release movies - including their own and Pixar - have largely been good. Maybe not "Cars 2."
 
2012-10-30 04:41:18 PM  

jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!


The first movies weren't aimed at children. And they were well directed, edited and the dialog wasn't complete shiat. They appealed to a wide range of ages. That has lots to do with the influence of his (now ex) wife and the directors he hired to man the second and third movies. The second three were poorly directed, edited, and the dialog was complete shiat. Mainly due to the yes people Lucas surrounds himself with.
 
2012-10-30 04:41:22 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-30 04:41:31 PM  
Wow, $4 billion up front ain't too shabby, eh?

Star Wars 7..."The Search for More Money"?
 
2012-10-30 04:41:39 PM  

Carth: Also I'm betting we see a live action Star Wars TV show on ABC within 5 years.


Unlikely, clone wars is probably by far cheaper to produce
 
2012-10-30 04:41:43 PM  
If I see them licencing Stackpole or Zahn's work for the new movies, I will be happy.

Otherwise, cue the vader "NOOOOOOOOOO!" image....
 
2012-10-30 04:42:28 PM  

HeartBurnKid: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?

"Aimed at children" and "Sucks" are not synonyms. There are a great many things aimed at children that are actually very high quality; the bulk of the Star Wars-related output is not in that group.

/Star Wars-themed things that are high quality:
//The original trilogy
//The Super Star Wars games
//Star Wars: Clone Wars (the one from 2003, not the current CGI shiatfest)
//Knights of the Old Republic
//The end


I dunno...
I am pleasantly surprised by the current clone wars...it has come a long way and is pretty enjoyable now...
 
2012-10-30 04:42:29 PM  

HutchSFA: Instead of Episode 7 I'd rather see them redo 1, 2 and 3.


And this time, pay attention to what actually happened in 4, 5 and 6 so that they don't create a litany of ret-cons and contradictions.
 
2012-10-30 04:42:35 PM  

Disposable Rob: AidanPryde98: I can't imagine this includes the right's to Star Wars. I'll not believe that until I see proof. The right's to that ip alone are in the billions of dollars.

Official Press release.


Interesting I'm surprised Lucas didn't hold out for a place on the board like Jobs did with Pixar. I guess he is going to go relax with his 4 billion dollars and rest easy knowing he never has to listen to another fanboy complain.
 
2012-10-30 04:42:36 PM  
Fark Star Wars... does this mean Maniac Mansion might show up on a current console or be adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Dave??
 
2012-10-30 04:42:39 PM  
Luke Skywalker as a party member in the Star Wars-based world in Kingdom Hearts IV!

/the Keyblade Sora gets from that world is a lightsaber Keyblade
//my geek hormones are surging
 
2012-10-30 04:43:01 PM  

SchlingFocker: flaminio: Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

This is a joke, right? An early April Fools'?

Zahn needs to be the creative consultant, not Lucas.


No he doesn't He sucks. Seriously.. Inventing a creature the at blocks the Force? The thing that supposedly flows through all life forms?
 
2012-10-30 04:43:02 PM  

Carth: Also I'm betting we see a live action Star Wars TV show on ABC within 5 years.


Probably sooner than that, there's been one in pre-production for a couple of years.
Link
 
2012-10-30 04:43:07 PM  

sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA


If you think Disney is ENTIRELY hands-off with Pixar, you haven't been paying attention.

Before being outright purchased by Disney, Pixar was making Oscar-winning animation films that appealed to all ages -- "Ratatouille", "Up", "Wall*E" -- but hardly sold any toys.

Right after, they switched to sequels like "Toy Story 3", "Monsters University", and "Cars 2" -- titles that could sell LOTS of toys, over and over again.

This is not a coincidence.
 
2012-10-30 04:43:12 PM  

eddievercetti: Der Poopflinger: so when does EA buy them both?

Disney brought Lucasarts with the Avengers money, once they get their Star Wars money, they'll buy EA.


hopefully they westwood them
 
2012-10-30 04:43:22 PM  
But, but, but.... Are they going to scrub this off the beginning of all future dvd's?

www.dvdactive.com
 
2012-10-30 04:43:24 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk


For all the Lucas hate around here, does anyone ever acknowledge that Lucas created ILM and Pixar? And that Peter Jackson would be making the Lord of the Rings movies with claymation if ILM wasn't around to influence Weta? And Cameron would still be a truck driver if not for Lucas....So you don't like how the narrative went with the Star Wars prequels. But show a little farking respect.
 
2012-10-30 04:43:37 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: I remember what Disney did with The Muppets-so not looking forward to this.


Those various modern youtube shorts are rather entertaining.
 
2012-10-30 04:43:44 PM  

KarlMaldensNose: I don't know, you could very well have a Joss Whedon direct a Star Wars movie now that Lucas is (mostly) out of the way. I could actually see this being a good thing.


www.sheldoncomics.com
 
2012-10-30 04:43:48 PM  
Holy farking shiat.
 
2012-10-30 04:43:51 PM  
Wow. I'm shocked.

Shocked.

... that so many people didn't see this coming. Seriously, Star Wars Weekends at WDW hasn't been a big f*cking clue?
 
2012-10-30 04:43:56 PM  
Today, hundreds of actors and theatre patrons were injured during a performance of the Broadway musical "Jar Jar: Turn Off the Dark Side", when the Death Star exploded too soon, during the sequence when the pod race went up and down the aisles through the audience. Jar Jar was the only survivor.
 
2012-10-30 04:44:30 PM  

SDRR: Disney has huge Lucas properties all over Hollywood Studios. Indiana Jones Stunt Show and Star Tours are big there, and have been for a long long time.


Yeah but I saw that commercial two hours ago and blam, here we are. Disney did the Muppets justice and I think the Marvel/Disney stuff started with a bang with Avengers, Disney is gonna play their cards right and announcing Episode VII is a gonna be a really interesting move. If they say Lucas will just be producing it, then we know it's gonna be a good move.
 
2012-10-30 04:44:32 PM  
whiskey tango foxtrot, over
 
2012-10-30 04:44:52 PM  
This will blow your mind...right now, Mark Hamill is only 2 years younger than Alec Guinness was when Star Wars was released.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:01 PM  

Klivian: Seth'n'Spectrum: What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?

KOTOR 3 became TOR, and sucked hard


SW:TOR isn't great, but it'll be free to play soon

/just re-upped anyways after taking the warm months off, I like it
 
2012-10-30 04:45:02 PM  

Nabb1: Maybe not "Cars 2."


What Pixar snobs don't get is that Cars and Cars 2 has minted more money for Pixar than any other movie francise (if you include toys, theme parks, movie revenue, etc). It doesn't appeal to you - we get it. But Pixar managed to make a money that appealed to the NASCAR crowd and these people seem to have a lot of money to spend.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:10 PM  
here's a positive thing about this, in the whatever star wars disney/lucas produce odds are you wont have to hear them painfully try to work in poodoo or slimeo in every movie.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:14 PM  

czetie: And this time, pay attention to what actually happened in 4, 5 and 6 so that they don't create a litany of ret-cons and contradictions.


4, 5 and 6 already have a litany of ret-cons and contradictions on their own.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:15 PM  

morbo: Carth: Also I'm betting we see a live action Star Wars TV show on ABC within 5 years.

Probably sooner than that, there's been one in pre-production for a couple of years.
Link


Wow. I didn't know that. From the wiki it looks like cost is the primary reason they haven't done it. With Disney's production/distribution system already in place it sounds like it might actually happen.
 
2012-10-30 04:45:23 PM  
I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?
 
2012-10-30 04:45:53 PM  
Lucas made his franchise and cashes out - it's just business. He owes nothing to you people who think that SW was about anything more than just business, the same way that Star Trek was about anything more than getting you to watch commercials.
 
2012-10-30 04:46:03 PM  
At least he'll never make another movie again. Unless he asks his buddy SS, but that guy can't say no.
 
2012-10-30 04:46:14 PM  
Finally. We can now get the Disney-Lucas Star Wars Christmas Special II, we have been craving.
 
2012-10-30 04:46:41 PM  
They'll just keep making prequels until the first line of the crawl says, "JUST NOW... RIGHT OVER THERE..."
 
2012-10-30 04:46:52 PM  
I know how super commercialized Star Wars is already but there was a core group of super creative people on those first 3 films that were trying to tell an epic story with adult themes not "maximize the value of a global franchise." Brace yourselves, the onslaught of Star Wars brand everything is coming

/fark Disney and their new movies
 
2012-10-30 04:47:00 PM  

Carth: Interesting I'm surprised Lucas didn't hold out for a place on the board like Jobs did with Pixar. I guess he is going to go relax with his 4 billion dollars and rest easy knowing he never has to listen to another fanboy complain.


He doesn't listen today. He just sits in his ranch with his stack of yellow notepads doodling. I doubt he even has a telephone.
 
2012-10-30 04:47:11 PM  
Your "childhood" is somebody else asset and they intend to exploit it for a maximum return on their investment. It's called capitalism, and if you don't like it you can go back to Russia to watch reruns of worker and parasite, you worthless commie.
 
2012-10-30 04:47:12 PM  
and now, presenting:

nazi wars 56: the musical
 
2012-10-30 04:47:17 PM  

plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.
plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.
plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.
plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.

 
2012-10-30 04:47:18 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


it's probably about all the lawsuits from greenpeace from destroying the forest moon of endor and making ewoks extinct due to death star fallout
 
2012-10-30 04:47:37 PM  
Read this in the emperor's voice:

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put 'em together and what have you got bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo It'll do magic believe it or not bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola means mechicka boolaroo But the thingmabob that does the job is bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put 'em together and what have you got bibbidi-bobbidi bibbidi-bobbidi bibbidi-bobbidi-boo
 
2012-10-30 04:47:52 PM  
So with the stock market closed today... should I look into buying some Disney shares tomorrow morning?
 
2012-10-30 04:47:59 PM  
Listening to the conference call (thanks Algrant33) right now. They will now own all Star Wars related material, Indiana Jones material, Industrial Lights and Magic, and Skywalker Sound.

This is absolutely nuts.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:00 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


Go into the extended universe and let the nerds do the work.

They finance it and cash the checks from the merch. If they do that, then things should be fine.

Also, no more damned CGI in these films.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:01 PM  

j4x: I wonder what impact this is going to have on extended universe copyright stuff because Disney is a huge biatch about infringement.


That's a GREAT point. Not to mention all the replica prop stuff that Lucas turns a blind eye to. The 501st and Astromech guys better build while they can because C & Ds will be coming.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:03 PM  
There is a chance the next script might not be so awful
 
2012-10-30 04:48:08 PM  
So I'm honestly curious as to the odds that any of the original characters appear in the new movie(s).

Or would Disney have the balls to create a completely new story line, independent of the original characters and the EU books? Surely not.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:20 PM  
Not this time. Nuh uh. I am NOT falling for this shiat again.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:32 PM  

Msol: So with the stock market closed today... should I look into buying some Disney shares tomorrow morning?


I'm sure futures are going to jump up pretty high.
 
2012-10-30 04:48:48 PM  

bbfreak: I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, John Carter. On the other hand The Avengers/Pixar. I do know, that wrestling Star Wars from Lucas hands is probably a good idea.


Shut your mouth, John Carter was good. Did you even go watch it, or just read that it flopped?
 
2012-10-30 04:48:58 PM  

bbfreak: I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, John Carter. On the other hand The Avengers/Pixar. I do know, that wrestling Star Wars from Lucas hands is probably a good idea.


As long as George Lucas will be barred from anything Marvel, I'm okay with it. Maybe he'll stay busy with his new Star Wars crossover.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:01 PM  
, look out for Disney remakes on Star Wars episodes 7-infinity, Indiana Jones and the quest for medicare and American Graffiti 2, electric boogaloo
 
2012-10-30 04:49:07 PM  
Nerds, please! Remain calm.
Nerds? NERDS??

i1151.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 04:49:08 PM  
As long as George keeps his mitts off the script and his ass out of the director's chair, I'm willing to give Episode 7 the benefit of the doubt

/Is it too much to assume that Disney will recognize that the audience for this isn't children but 40 year old man-children and adjust accordingly?
 
2012-10-30 04:49:09 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: I remember what Disney did with The Muppets-so not looking forward to this.


And you hate Pixar, ABC, Touchstone, and ESPN now too, right?
 
2012-10-30 04:49:16 PM  
Witness the power of the dark side
 
2012-10-30 04:49:21 PM  
It seems like a good deal now, but then Lucas is going to come out with a "special edition" Star Wars franchise in a few years and Disney'll feel obligated to buy it again.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:37 PM  
I can't see how this is ANYTHING but positive news.

I want more Star Wars movies. I dislike the Star Wars prequel movies. Disney has the kind of deep pockets to make it happen --it is not like any old movie studio was gonna get the rights.

Disney owns Marvel movies and we all loved Avengers. They ARE capable of making good films.

This is very welcome news, actually.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:42 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


the Thrawn Trilogy is one possibly it is already done and a really good story that could be adapted fairly quickly.
 
2012-10-30 04:49:57 PM  

Trivia Jockey: This will blow your mind...right now, Mark Hamill is only 2 years younger than Alec Guinness was when Star Wars was released.


Yep, that's one of the reasons he's retiring from being the greatest of all Jokers.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:00 PM  
I'll say it, Zahn sucks. Please no, don't make a Thrawn movie, unless you give it a much better story.

Zahn IS the best expanded universe writer, but seriously, all expanded universe star wars stuff mostly sucks. Saying Zahn is the best is like saying out of all the papercuts I've had, the one I got while reading "Heir to the Empire" is the best one.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:01 PM  

gingerjet: Nabb1: Maybe not "Cars 2."

What Pixar snobs don't get is that Cars and Cars 2 has minted more money for Pixar than any other movie francise (if you include toys, theme parks, movie revenue, etc). It doesn't appeal to you - we get it. But Pixar managed to make a money that appealed to the NASCAR crowd and these people seem to have a lot of money to spend.


Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:09 PM  
Lol....just rode star tours. With my son today. I told him. And he is excited. Back to my vacation
 
2012-10-30 04:50:14 PM  
Since Luca$ was only in it for the money, he gets his wish and we get ours.

/when you wish upon a death star
//midichlorians are who you are
 
2012-10-30 04:50:18 PM  
Who wouldn't love this? Imagine the casting!

Robert Pattinson as Luke Skywalker
Kristen Stewart as Princess Leia (Skywalker)
Will and Jaden Smith as Lando and Son
Whatever Helmsworth we happen to pick at random as Han Solo
 
2012-10-30 04:50:20 PM  
Lucas created a great story, but he is an awful writer and a worse director. He made Natalie Portman look like a C-list actress, for crying out loud.

Give the universe to real writers and producers, print money. That's the formula Disney needs to follow.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:37 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


There are still Grand Moffs floating around, Leia has latent force abilities that could come about. I know in the books she hooks up with Solo and they have jedi kids.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:56 PM  

oldfarthenry: Nerds, please! Remain calm.
Nerds? NERDS??

[i1151.photobucket.com image 160x89]


how much do you think that stunt hurt when he missed the window and nail the jam instead
 
2012-10-30 04:51:05 PM  
Mark Hamill as Luke in the Obi-Wan mentor role over a New Jedi Order? I'm fine with that.

No Han or Leia (they couldn't pull it off anymore).

I have NO problem with this.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:11 PM  
If Disney does a Jar Jar Binks spin off, I quit.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:20 PM  

Triumph: Special J: Other than the fact it was his to screw up, I don't see how Disney can fark this franchise up any worse than Lucas already did.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.


Ok, fair enough, it's just that it's already enough of a disaster that if Disney makes a bigger mess, I'll just be "meh".
 
2012-10-30 04:51:25 PM  

GAT_00: Star Wars VII: The Search For More Money


Featuring Johnny Drop as the grandson of Grand Mod Tarkin who seeks to re-establish the empire in an epic struggle against Fajgoff Anagram.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:36 PM  
Don't know if Guillermo Del Toro has an exclusive deal with Warner Bros studio, but imagine if he took the helm on the Shadows of the Empire?
 
2012-10-30 04:51:45 PM  

oldfarthenry: Nerds, please! Remain calm.
Nerds? NERDS??

[i1151.photobucket.com image 160x89]


Hey, old man, not all of us are still upset that the "flickers" stuck with "talkies" and then color, of all things.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:50 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


what little I've read of the books continues on with Luke's children. I think Han also ended up with kids that went on adventures as well
 
2012-10-30 04:51:54 PM  
Oh fark that.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:15 PM  
Disney profits are sure to skyrocket to the top!
 
2012-10-30 04:52:25 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: No he doesn't He sucks. Seriously.. Inventing a creature the at blocks the Force? The thing that supposedly flows through all life forms?


Creating a counter to an existing universe power? You mean one of the basic elements of a story based around a power struggle?

Come now, you're basically objecting to storytelling. If he created a Jedi capable of penetrating the creatures block, then it's getting silly. Having checks and balances on the powers available to your characters isn't a problem though.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:34 PM  

FinFangFark: Don't know if Guillermo Del Toro has an exclusive deal with Warner Bros studio, but imagine if he took the helm on the Shadows of the Empire?


I like this. I like this a lot.
 
2012-10-30 04:52:49 PM  
I can't believe this hasn't been quoted yet..

With this many characters to develop and stories to tell, Disney plans to release a new Star Wars feature film every two or three years for the foreseeable future.

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/blog/disney-acquire-lucasfilm
 
2012-10-30 04:52:56 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?

what little I've read of the books continues on with Luke's children. I think Han also ended up with kids that went on adventures as well


And one of Han's sons becomes a Sith.
 
2012-10-30 04:53:08 PM  
So this is the October Surprise....
 
2012-10-30 04:53:11 PM  

sure haven't: Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise.


If by "ruined and mishandled" you mean "turned a campy sci fi movie into a billion dollar merchandising empire which he leveraged into a filmmaking technology empire that has influenced pretty much every movie made since 1977 to the point where you no longer notice the THX/Industrial Light and Magic/Skywalker Sound logos stamped on every movie", then sure.
 
2012-10-30 04:53:20 PM  
its really sad that our ONLY hope of stopping this is if the Mayan apocalypse actually comes true and slags the world.
 
2012-10-30 04:53:24 PM  
THE EU SUCKS


There I said it, it's poorly written trash. I hope Disney ignores it along with Eps. 1-3
 
2012-10-30 04:53:44 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: I wonder what the red letter media guys are gonna say...


I know a lot of people on here have probably seen Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews before, but since they're so funny, I'm going to post a link for Part 1 for those who might have missed it. Parts 2-7 are where the review gets really good, though.

Red Letter Media's review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Part 1 of 7)
 
2012-10-30 04:53:52 PM  
I'm somewhat curious to see what they do about the 20 plus years of books that already cover, what, decades worth of post-RotJ events, though, mark me in the 'Is it actually April 1st and I missed 6 months?' camp.

HeartBurnKid: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?

"Aimed at children" and "Sucks" are not synonyms. There are a great many things aimed at children that are actually very high quality; the bulk of the Star Wars-related output is not in that group.

/Star Wars-themed things that are high quality:
//The original trilogy
//The Super Star Wars games
//Star Wars: Clone Wars (the one from 2003, not the current CGI shiatfest)
//Knights of the Old Republic
//The end


You forgot the X-Wing and TIE Fighter(not Rogue Squadron, though the first two were good) games. Oh, and the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series.
 
2012-10-30 04:53:57 PM  
Given that John Lasseter (God of Pixar, *PERSONAL FRIENDS* with Miyazaki) is still the head honcho at Disney, I am cautiously optimistic about this.
 
2012-10-30 04:54:16 PM  
Their timeline for Episodes 7, 8 and 9 are the following:

Episode 7 - 2015
Episode 8 - 2017
Episode 9 - 2019

If they went with animation (I hope not), they could use the original cast.

My feeling either way is that there will be original trilogy characters along with some new characters (whether it's Thrawn, New Jedi Order, etc).
 
2012-10-30 04:54:17 PM  
Mickey shot first.
 
2012-10-30 04:54:37 PM  
We're going to find out that Darth Vader had another son, Luke's brother, Justin Bieber.
 
2012-10-30 04:54:41 PM  
meh, who gives a fark. it isn't like George Lucas didn't already ruin my childhood memories of the star wars series with the last 3 movies.
 
2012-10-30 04:55:01 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


I'm not a huge fan of the extended universe, but I've read a few of the books. Three about Solo prior to meeting Luke, and one after look where Han and Leia are about to have kids. In that, Luke's found an apprentice and the Empire's forces are rogue, but have cloned a very powerful Jedi from the past. All sorts of nonsense can happen if you think about it.

That doesn't mean it's good nonsense - but with a decent writer, they could easily come up with alternate storylines that flow well from the original. Hell, Star Trek's been living off that model for decades. Produce crappy shows and let nerds fall in love with them.
 
2012-10-30 04:55:02 PM  
Hey now wait a minute... this isn't all bad. This means they can now lock the prequels into the Disney Vault for 20 years!
 
2012-10-30 04:55:06 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: I know how super commercialized Star Wars is already but there was a core group of super creative people on those first 3 films that were trying to tell an epic story with adult themes not "maximize the value of a global franchise." Brace yourselves, the onslaught of Star Wars brand everything is coming

/fark Disney and their new movies


Yeah, there has certainly been a dearth of Star Wars licensed products up 'til now...
 
2012-10-30 04:55:11 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?


finally!!!! someone with an intelligent question

/please please please please please RC sequel !!!!
//ner vod
///not sure of all the hate on Disney doing this - sure, they suck and are uber corp deluxe but how could they do any worse than Lucas ?

/jar jar binks anyone?
//god dam Han shot the only dam shot
//star wars slashies !!
 
2012-10-30 04:55:24 PM  

blazemongr: sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA

If you think Disney is ENTIRELY hands-off with Pixar, you haven't been paying attention.

Before being outright purchased by Disney, Pixar was making Oscar-winning animation films that appealed to all ages -- "Ratatouille", "Up", "Wall*E" -- but hardly sold any toys.

Right after, they switched to sequels like "Toy Story 3", "Monsters University", and "Cars 2" -- titles that could sell LOTS of toys, over and over again.

This is not a coincidence.


pixar took over disney, in spite of what the deal looked like. Pixar people have gone in a fixed everything disney was working on since then. Meet the robinsons (early cuts were "home on the range" bad), tangled, etc... all saved by pixar.

New disney is much smarter than old disney and now has pixar brass running animation and amusement parks. For an example of the new disney, see what they have done with Marvel films

/also based on Lucas' statement, I'd say he's been diagnosed with something bad.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:06 PM  
It'll be a better move if Disney decides to ax Eps 2 and 3 in 3D and just do IV-VI in 3D. or release the unaltered editions of the original saga on Blu-Ray.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:17 PM  
I'm just thinking "Pixar + Manuel Calavera" or "Pixar + Day of the Tentacle".

"Pixar + Ben Throttle" would be even better, but I don't remember if LucasArts kept the rights to those characters or if they remain with Tim Schafer.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:25 PM  
Fox Studios must be pissed.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:34 PM  
Bambi shot first.
 
2012-10-30 04:56:35 PM  

sure haven't: Am I the only one who sees this as a good thing?

Basically George Lucas has absolutely ruined and mishandled his entire enterprise. It can only go up.
And speaking of Up!, Disney did good with Pixar (admittedly just by being hands off), so maybe good things will come of this.

/DNRTFA


There was an article?
 
2012-10-30 04:56:40 PM  
Yeah, well.. Take care of yourself, George. I guess that's what you're best at!
 
2012-10-30 04:56:41 PM  

MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."


Wat.


if they kill jarjar binks in the movie i will watch
 
2012-10-30 04:56:43 PM  

rdu_voyager: Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

STAR WARS + PIXAR!!!!!


The ciiiiiiirrrrrrrcle of liiiiiiffe....

Pixar IS Lucasfilm already, in a way.

From Wikipedia: Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the computer division of Lucasfilm before its spinout as a corporation in 1986 with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder
 
2012-10-30 04:56:58 PM  

inner ted: /jar jar binks anyone?
//god dam Han shot the only dam shot
//star wars slashies !!


of course he did, what does every one expect, for him to sit there and wait to see if the guy who said he's going to kill him is actually going to do it?
 
2012-10-30 04:57:22 PM  
I can already see an upside to this:

KotOR with Kate Beckinsale as Bastilla Shan

/in my bunk
 
2012-10-30 04:57:30 PM  
s12.postimage.org
 
2012-10-30 04:58:11 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


The extended universe featured a resurgent Empire, invasive species from the outer rim or beyond the galaxy, force sensitives coming out of the wood work as either Skywalker's students or enemies and the further adventures of Rogue Squadron, not to mention evil clones of the Emperor and others.

Admittedly, most of it is not well executed as literature, but it's fertile ground for development.
 
2012-10-30 04:58:57 PM  
Has possibilities. Imagine Mary Poppins going over to the dark side.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:00 PM  
Episode 7 coming in 2015?

Obi Wan: "That film was our last film."

Yoda: "No. There is another...."
 
2012-10-30 04:59:11 PM  
Oddly enough, Pixar started as a subsidiary of Lucasfilm before it was spun off into a separate company that was eventually bought by Disney.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:20 PM  

Nabb1: Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.


You're not wrong, but you're forgetting a few things:
1) Not many kids have seen Doc Hollywood. It's an aging movie that never had all that much popularity anyway.
2) Just how many original stories do you think there are? Ultimately they all end up boiling down to the same precious few conflicts (man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, etc.).

I found the Cars stuff amusing (and even then, Cars 2 was more enjoyable to me than the first, but that's more due to the increased number of gearhead references), but yeah, they aren't great cinema. Not every flick is going to break new ground. Even the less impressive stuff from Pixar is more watchable than most of the dreck that hits the movie screen nowadays.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:34 PM  
As a long-time Disney shareholder, I'm feeling sort of ambivalent about this deal right now.
 
2012-10-30 04:59:53 PM  
Oh shiat, I thought it could happen...a remake of...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-30 04:59:56 PM  

Carth: the Thrawn Trilogy is one possibly it is already done and a really good story that could be adapted fairly quickly.


That is the only hope for this.
 
2012-10-30 05:00:00 PM  

madgonad: I can already see an upside to this:

KotOR with Kate Beckinsale as Bastilla Shan

/in my bunk


See, that would lead me to reassess my outrage.
What we'll get instead is probably Olivia Munn in the role.
 
2012-10-30 05:00:30 PM  

Darnitol: Hey now wait a minute... this isn't all bad. This means they can now lock the prequels into the Disney Vault for 20 years!


20 years? Hell, they can go the way of Song of the South.
 
2012-10-30 05:00:31 PM  
I wonder whether Kathleen Kennedy might turn it into something worth watching. Over the last 30 years, she's worked with Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and others producing some damn good movies. Trying to revive the Star Wars franchise might seem to some of us like beating a dead horse, but she's done movies about horses before. Link
 
2012-10-30 05:00:54 PM  
Having read the further comments following mine, it is clear that my knowledge of the Star Wars universe is very basic compared to many of you here. Having read the synopsis of some of those books, there are some really great storylines that could be followed. In fact, it actually gives me some hope that they could recapture some of the magic of the original films, rather than making them somewhat convulted like 1-3 were.

I actually don't mind 1-3 too much. I'll rewatch them from time to time and I can enjoy them. It was nice seeing the power of a fully trained Jedi and getting to see more of the Star Wars universe. It was also great to see the origins of many of the characters and events from 4-6. 1-3 will always outshine them for me though.

/Actually caved in a brought the Blu-Ray collection last month
//Assumed a totally unedited Blu-Ray version of 4-6 would never come about
/Disney will probably release it next year now knowing my luck.
 
2012-10-30 05:01:21 PM  
If they put out an untainted non-special edition version of the original trilogy this would be a good thing. George won't let that happen though.
 
2012-10-30 05:01:25 PM  

eddievercetti: Oh shiat, I thought it could happen...a remake of...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 215x339]


That I would like. Make it far closer to the comics and keep Howard's snarky attitude.

/hoped so badly Howard would have been playable in Marvel vs Capcom 3, was very disappoint
 
2012-10-30 05:01:26 PM  
Greedy shot first.
 
2012-10-30 05:01:36 PM  
If this means I get another xwing vs tie fighter style game I am all for it!
 
2012-10-30 05:01:52 PM  

cgraves67: Admittedly, most of it is not well executed as literature, but it's fertile ground for development.


In any well constructed universe there's going to be WAY more stories to be told than just the initial ones of the original heroes. What has made the SW franchise so successful is that it seems to be an exceptionally rich universe when it comes to stories to be told. There's a ton of engaging stories out of the EU that don't even involve the Force/Jedi/Sith stuff... as you say, they aren't high literature, but they're just engaging stories.
 
2012-10-30 05:02:29 PM  
Shia Lebouf as Han Solo. Mark it. Done.
 
2012-10-30 05:02:49 PM  

jonjr215: If Disney does a Jar Jar Binks spin off, I quit.


I don't know, the bar has already been set pretty low.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:05 PM  

cyberspacedout: Trying to revive the Star Wars franchise might seem to some of us like beating a dead horse, but she's done movies about horses before. Link


That non sequitor made me snort.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:29 PM  

EyeballKid: Shia Lebouf as Han Solo. Mark it. Done.


No, Shia is Luke. Timothy Oliphant as Han, Ian McShane as Obi One.
 
2012-10-30 05:03:49 PM  

MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."


Wat.


Well, Lucas said that there was supposed to be 9 movies in total with 3CPO and R2D2 the only characters to appear in all so there you are.

He later denied this but then he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer as his movies prove.

Rich? Hell, yes! Smart? Not that much, meaning no singular, over-arching theme that he was able to carry out to conclusion.
 
2012-10-30 05:04:01 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Who wouldn't love this? Imagine the casting!

Robert Pattinson as Luke Skywalker
Kristen Stewart as Princess Leia (Skywalker)
Will and Jaden Smith as Lando and Son
Whatever Helmsworth we happen to pick at random as Han Solo


You are a bad person.
 
2012-10-30 05:04:38 PM  
Welcome to Mickey Mouse Media-Conglomerate, inc.

Where the entertainment is crap and your childhood doesn't matter.
 
2012-10-30 05:04:43 PM  
Wait guys...so Sam Jackson is both Nick Fury and Mace Windu...

My mind is totally blown now.

/snakes on a mutha farking plane
 
2012-10-30 05:05:57 PM  
Actually a live action story based on events of Force Unleashed with Sam Whitwer as lead would be ok, provided it got the NuBSG-treatment...
 
2012-10-30 05:06:06 PM  

akula: Nabb1: Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.

You're not wrong, but you're forgetting a few things:
1) Not many kids have seen Doc Hollywood. It's an aging movie that never had all that much popularity anyway.
2) Just how many original stories do you think there are? Ultimately they all end up boiling down to the same precious few conflicts (man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, etc.).

I found the Cars stuff amusing (and even then, Cars 2 was more enjoyable to me than the first, but that's more due to the increased number of gearhead references), but yeah, they aren't great cinema. Not every flick is going to break new ground. Even the less impressive stuff from Pixar is more watchable than most of the dreck that hits the movie screen nowadays.


Regardless of what we think of it, Cars has its own aisle at Toys R Us, and has since it's release in 2006. Also, John Lassiter LOVES Cars, and cars. I wouldn't bet against a Cars 3.
 
2012-10-30 05:06:12 PM  
Pooh Joins the Ewoks has possibilities
 
2012-10-30 05:06:23 PM  

HutchSFA: Instead of Episode 7 I'd rather see them redo 1, 2 and 3.


I was pondering this. I figure it starts in the future with Coruscant about to be destroyed by a supernova. Fortunately, Luke Skywalker saves the planet just in time by using red matter to open a black hole. Unfortunately, he's sucked through and is teleported through time and space, slamming into the side of a trade federation starship just as it's about to invade Naboo. 2 hours later, after Luke single-handedly wins the entire conflict with a minimum of idiocy, a fresh creative staff can get to work making some new movies that are actually worth a damn. KEEP LUCAS AND RICK MCCALLUM FAR FAR AWAY.
 
2012-10-30 05:06:31 PM  
First order of business for Disney, remake this game for the love of Christ:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-30 05:06:44 PM  
On the bright side (light side?) -

This means the series could legitimately get a reboot, perhaps remaking/erasing episodes 1-3.
 
2012-10-30 05:07:18 PM  
Ah-hem... That's Captain Jack Skywalker.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-30 05:07:45 PM  

sure haven't: ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk

THIS

/it should've been sequels ALL ALONG, not prequels


I know im late to this show, but you do realize that Pixar was a spin-off from ILM when Jobs bought it?
 
2012-10-30 05:08:10 PM  
I saw this coming, for many years and counting at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World they had a Star Wars-theme ride where you are placed in a shuttle and a movie plays to make it look like you are actually moving and crashing into things.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:14 PM  

Der Poopflinger: inner ted: /jar jar binks anyone?
//god dam Han shot the only dam shot
//star wars slashies !!

of course he did, what does every one expect, for him to sit there and wait to see if the guy who said he's going to kill him is actually going to do it?


i believe that is the main issue - as that is exactly what it was changed to... Greedo shooting & somehow missing from about 2 feet away & then Han justifiably defending himself.

that is lame
 
2012-10-30 05:08:16 PM  
Bad News: Every Star Wars related video on Youtube is gonna get taken down unless the Mouse has mercy and word already has it the Mouse is cutting off third party representatives and the Star Wars EU is dead. Clone Wars might get axed too.
 
2012-10-30 05:08:32 PM  
Does LucasArts go with it?

I could handle Pixar at the helm of a Guybrush Threepwood film.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:00 PM  
So .... will Disney allow for a rerelease of Tie Fighter and XWing and other games from the 90s - before the dawn of suck began?
 
2012-10-30 05:09:03 PM  
So Lucas Arts meets Disney Interactive.

Oy Vey.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:22 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.


Uh ... spoiler alert?
 
2012-10-30 05:09:25 PM  
Meanwhile, a minor insurrection among the board members at Disney is being halted by this merger.

www.squidmobile.com

I find your lack of faith in this acquisition disturbing.
 
2012-10-30 05:09:30 PM  
They could make that Indiana Jones cartoon that was sketched out a while back. Disney's got the animation talent to push it, especially if they give it to Pixar.
 
2012-10-30 05:10:32 PM  

kdawg7736: I saw this coming, for many years and counting at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World they had a Star Wars-theme ride where you are placed in a shuttle and a movie plays to make it look like you are actually moving and crashing into things.


I figured Disney would own Star Wars eventually but not now.

Also does Disney now own Indy as well?
 
2012-10-30 05:11:03 PM  

Hand Banana: [i47.tinypic.com image 275x498]


Nice Darth Mouse
 
2012-10-30 05:11:43 PM  
Adywan is already waiting for the C&D from Disney. The rest of the Revisited movies look like they may not come out at all now.
 
2012-10-30 05:12:18 PM  

gingerjet: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!

The first movies weren't aimed at children. And they were well directed, edited and the dialog wasn't complete shiat. They appealed to a wide range of ages. That has lots to do with the influence of his (now ex) wife and the directors he hired to man the second and third movies. The second three were poorly directed, edited, and the dialog was complete shiat. Mainly due to the yes people Lucas surrounds himself with.



If anything they were aimed at people in their 50's that grew up on 'serial' movies, like Flash Gorden and Sky Raiders they'd show in the 1930's as an episodic filler before Tarzen and Mystery movies shown at a nickle matinee. (and also stoners)
 
2012-10-30 05:12:40 PM  
Don't underestimate the power of the Mouse.

And enough with the NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Getting Star Wars and Indiana Jones out of the hands of George Lucas IS THE BEST THING that could ever happen to those franchises.

Pixar and Marvel are doing just fine, so relax, this is awesome news.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:03 PM  
To those clamoring for a Thrawn series... I doubt it. It's more likely that Disney would pick up with the Jedi Academy trilogy (which could even have Hamill as Skywalker again...) and then go on to the Young Jedi Knights series. I doubt they would ever do anything with the Killiks or Yuuzhan Vong, though.

I'd like to see a Rogue Squadron TV series, personally.
 
2012-10-30 05:13:06 PM  

Ardilla: Episode 7 coming in 2015?

Obi Wan: "That film was our last film."

Yoda: "No. There is another...."



lulz
 
2012-10-30 05:13:08 PM  
"Honey, I Force-choked the Kids" coming May 2015
 
2012-10-30 05:13:36 PM  
You know, they could set Episode 7 30 years after episode 6 and have it be pretty believable. We already know what the canon says happens during this timeline (e.g., Leia & Han getting married and having 3 kids, etc.), so they could easily bring back the actors who played in it originally (those who are still alive).

I'd love to see one based on Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin...
 
2012-10-30 05:13:37 PM  
Gorsh!
 
2012-10-30 05:14:05 PM  
All right, here's my wishlist:

Star Wars and Indiana Jones areas at Walt Disney World
Monkey Island animated series or movie
Rogue Squadron movie
KotOR movie
Remake Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe for console
 
2012-10-30 05:14:27 PM  
Christ people, am I the only one who reads the smallprint?

From Disney's website: "In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 - the first feature film under the "Disney-Lucasfilm" brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 - and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years." 

Same as the cartoon musicals that made Disney rich in the first place.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:12 PM  

The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Yes, the empire could resurface as a threat once again since it's easy to assume that many empire forces are still intact. But with the Jedi all but gone that's one of the biggest appeals out of the picture. What separated and continues to separate star wars from other 'epic space battle films' was that addition of these powerful people who fought against all sorts of weapons and creatures with nothing but their trusty lightsabers.

How can they recapture that initial magic?


In the prequels, they actually hint there were a lot of Jedi's who were still around that were not killed by Vader. Lucas actually did this because he had the live action TV shows to work on.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:39 PM  
With this move the diabolical plan of the Lucas' Neck comes to it's full potential. Its transition to Sith Lord is complete.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:03 PM  
They got ILM and Skywalker Sound as part of the deal as well? That's a damn steal for $4 billion.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:13 PM  
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Black Helmet
 
2012-10-30 05:16:16 PM  
stillreal.jpg
 
2012-10-30 05:16:18 PM  
I'd actually love to see them re-image/remake episodes 4-6, and cast Robert Downey Jr. as Han Solo :)

Totally redo Return of the Jedi and cut out that stupid Ewok shiat for what it was supposed to be, Wookies!
 
2012-10-30 05:16:38 PM  
Disney doesn't own the mon-chi chi's or the snorks yet right?
 
2012-10-30 05:16:42 PM  

Funzo: The sound of one hand clapping: I'm genuinely curious as to what the story would be in movie 7. At the end of movie 6, all jedi apart from Luke are dead (well, I don't know if it's specified but it certainly seems implied), Vader and Sidius are dead, the empire is defeated and relative peace has been restored to the galaxy.

Uh ... spoiler alert?


LOL at spoilers on Star Wars.

The obvious next step after Episode 6 is rebuilding the Jedi Order. I just hope the ignore the Jedi Academy trilogy and write their own story... That's one part of the EU I really dislike.
 
2012-10-30 05:16:47 PM  
On the bright side, Lucasfilm had mostly breathed its last. Here's hoping Disney just bought Lucasfilm for something (anything) other than rebooting Indiana Jones, or continuing Star Wars. Perhaps their CG experience, render farm, or licensing revenue.

/Monkey Island ports, please!
 
2012-10-30 05:17:18 PM  
OK, I'm logging in for the first tome in months to get into this discussion.
 
2012-10-30 05:17:21 PM  

AllUpInYa: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Black Helmet


My roommate has that porno.
 
2012-10-30 05:17:32 PM  
I sense a great disturbance in the Force...

Really? Nobody saying that in 330 comments yet? Leaving disappointed... ;)

Actually could be a good thing -- or at least if Star Wars is further diluted and ruined it won't be by its creator...
 
2012-10-30 05:17:45 PM  

Star Wars Episode 7: Jar Jar's Revenge

 
2012-10-30 05:18:34 PM  
 
2012-10-30 05:18:38 PM  
Uh...did they just nonchalantly announce a new Star Wars movie? I mean, the purchase itself is huge news, but the fact that there's a sequel officially in the works seems pretty big on its own.

I remember that there were talks and rumors and 'leaks' about a sequel trilogy years ago, but it's seemed pretty hush for a while now.
 
2012-10-30 05:19:21 PM  
Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.
 
2012-10-30 05:19:47 PM  

akula: Nabb1: Oh, I get it. I have a four-year-old and he loves "Cars" and "Cars 2," and that's fine. I just didn't think the movies were all that good. Lord knows I've seen worse, but I just didn't think they were very good. For god's sake, "Cars" is a remake of "Doc Hollywood." It's not even an original storyline.

You're not wrong, but you're forgetting a few things:
1) Not many kids have seen Doc Hollywood. It's an aging movie that never had all that much popularity anyway.


It never had much popularity because it was not a particularly good movie.

2) Just how many original stories do you think there are? Ultimately they all end up boiling down to the same precious few conflicts (man vs. man, man vs. himself, man vs. nature, etc.).

Let's not get all Joseph Campbell here.

I found the Cars stuff amusing (and even then, Cars 2 was more enjoyable to me than the first, but that's more due to the increased number of gearhead references), but yeah, they aren't great cinema. Not every flick is going to break new ground. Even the less impressive stuff from Pixar is more watchable than most of the dreck that hits the movie screen nowadays.

Like I said, they're okay. But, just merely okay.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:12 PM  

GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.


They already did. Then they sold it.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:50 PM  

optikeye: gingerjet: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well? How dare he not pander to the 40 year olds still sleeping on C3PO sheets and wearing their Boba Fett jammies!

The first movies weren't aimed at children. And they were well directed, edited and the dialog wasn't complete shiat. They appealed to a wide range of ages. That has lots to do with the influence of his (now ex) wife and the directors he hired to man the second and third movies. The second three were poorly directed, edited, and the dialog was complete shiat. Mainly due to the yes people Lucas surrounds himself with.


If anything they were aimed at people in their 50's that grew up on 'serial' movies, like Flash Gorden and Sky Raiders they'd show in the 1930's as an episodic filler before Tarzen and Mystery movies shown at a nickle matinee. (and also stoners)


Lucas created Star Wars because he loved these types of movies as a kid. In fact, it was a direct response for him not getting the Buck Rogers licence. (Much like Willow was the response for him not being able to get the rights to LOTR) He wanted to recreate the experience for a new generation.

He didn't want to make a "kiddie movie" but a movie that would fit the role of movies taking the role of Mythology storytelling. Lucas knew his audience would always skew younger for The Phantom Menace.
 
2012-10-30 05:22:19 PM  

MC O'Brien: OK, I'm logging in for the first tome in months to get into this discussion.


well then, well then, well then say something substantial, son.
 
2012-10-30 05:22:25 PM  
I'm happier about this than I probably should be.

Woohoo more Star Wars movies!
 
2012-10-30 05:22:38 PM  

GAT_00: Carth: the Thrawn Trilogy is one possibly it is already done and a really good story that could be adapted fairly quickly.

That is the only hope for this.


We agree on the damndest things.
 
2012-10-30 05:22:50 PM  
Taking the franchise away from George Lucas gives me a new hope
 
2012-10-30 05:23:04 PM  
From a better article:

FTFA:

Brace yourselves for a double whammy.

One: Disney has purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4.05 billion (yes, with a "b"). Which brings us to Two: Stars Wars Episode VII is not only happening, but it has a release date for sometime in 2015.
 
2012-10-30 05:23:09 PM  
Very late to the thread, but it's very possible that now someone might write a Star Wars script with something more than a yellow legal pad and direct it with more energy than watching greenscreen monitors with a cup of coffee to hand.
 
2012-10-30 05:23:23 PM  

GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.


Mwahahahaha, you and your childhood are already fully owned by Disney, youngling. They have owned all ll Muppet-related trademarks, including the word "Muppet" since 2004.
 
2012-10-30 05:23:49 PM  
"The deal will make Lucasfilm owner George Lucas a significant shareholder in Disney"

wat
 
2012-10-30 05:23:58 PM  
Pod Racer rollercoaster at Disneyland? Hell yeah!
 
2012-10-30 05:24:34 PM  

tomcatadam: Uh...did they just nonchalantly announce a new Star Wars movie? I mean, the purchase itself is huge news, but the fact that there's a sequel officially in the works seems pretty big on its own.

I remember that there were talks and rumors and 'leaks' about a sequel trilogy years ago, but it's seemed pretty hush for a while now.


Every internet movie nerd site spends years and years dissecting every bit of rumor or grainy possible on-set photograph for lousy B-movies that everyone forgets the week they get released, and now a new Star Wars sequel just got dropped down like it wasn't nothing.

Did your internet explode? Mine exploded. I'm in the bunker using a backup, the nerd freakout today dwarfs NYC superstorms and presidential elections in this lifetime, clearly.
 
2012-10-30 05:25:03 PM  
The Expanded Universe is dead now, though I think it was officially uncanonized awhile a go.
 
2012-10-30 05:25:24 PM  
sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-30 05:25:27 PM  

GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.


All that's left of Henson that anyone might care about is Fraggle Rock... and may Dark Crystal and/or Labyrinth (Now that Disney owns Lucas... maybe?)
 
2012-10-30 05:26:13 PM  
They can turn the Golf Ball in Epcot into the Death Star Experience.
 
2012-10-30 05:26:14 PM  

MithrandirBooga: "Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future."

For serial.

upload.wikimedia.org
Give-a-fark results are ready, Dr. Dutton.

Something's wrong. It's not registering.

Yes it is, sir.

It's just registering double-zero, double-zero.

We'll switch to computerized analysis.

No farks!

No cares, no shiats, no farks.
 
2012-10-30 05:26:29 PM  
Ooo, I can't wait to see a Jedi rescue Jasmin from Magneto with the assistance of Jack Sparrow riding in Lightning McQueen.
 
2012-10-30 05:26:38 PM  
I wish I could say that I read the entire thread, but I just ctrl+f'd "thrawn" and I find that I don't want to listen to what many of you have to say about Star Wars. Here's hoping Disney can do better than I-III.

Seriously, Hugo Weaving as Thrawn, Stephen Lang as Pellaeon, use updated CGI to include the original cast members for Luke, Han, and Leia. The Noghri will be badass with current CGI techniques. Tell me this doesn't sound like a doable thing.
 
2012-10-30 05:27:25 PM  
aw man, screw you editing box, not making my words loud and shouty enough, here's my second do (because there is no try):


Disney: "Our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years."
 
2012-10-30 05:27:46 PM  

Don Dokken: [sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x363]


That was quick.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:05 PM  
ILM and Pixar make photorealistic humans, voiced by the original actors so we get a movie where we actually like the characters. I'm really excited.

Even if Disney keeps the toddler level mentality of the prequels, at least it will be well done this time.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:14 PM  
Sorry, I don't see the reaqson for fanboy outrage.

Everyone hated the prequels, which were Lucas's films 100%. Well, that won't happen anymore.

And on top of that, everyone still loves Pixar and Marvel movies, and GOLLY! Disney owns them! Why, it's almost like they know when to step back and let the creative people do the work and step in to rake in the cash.

But, no, fanboy handwringing and doomsaying is the way to go. Because George would have given us an epic 7th film one day, starring Jar Jar and Bea Arthur.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:15 PM  
I would hope Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billie Dee Williams, and the rest of the original cast would be included, even if they're just small roles and not part of the action. Give them some good scripts and they can all pull it off. I can see the original characters talking about getting old, much like the original fans are feeling their age as well.
This could be a good thing. Lucas finally admitted he didn't know what he was doing. Or he just got cut a fat check. Either way this is positive news to fans.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:17 PM  
"We own your childhood®"

Maybe. But for damn sure, not for long. - Love & kisses & all that. From Britney, Lindsay, Christina & Miley.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:18 PM  
So Star Wars has been taken out of the hands of George Lucas and placed in the hands of a company that has a stellar track record for child-like entertainment?

Awesome.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:32 PM  
Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

Star Wars Episode 7

Episode 7 

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-30 05:28:50 PM  
owning your childhood? the f*ck...didn't y'all ride bikes and play cops and robbers and cowboys and native americans? didn't you guys play football and baseball and goof off outside and what not. Throw rocks and play hide and seek? Go swimming and cliff jump? Hike, camp and fish? And even if Disney buys Powell Peralta and Santa Cruz he can't own my childhood.

*shrugs*

maybe not the guy to be getting into this debate
 
2012-10-30 05:28:53 PM  
What's the point of making Episode 7 when they already killed the best character, Lord Sidious, and have to pick up with the worst, Luke Skywalker?
 
d23 [BareFark]
2012-10-30 05:29:22 PM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-30 05:29:29 PM  

Girion47: THE EU SUCKS


There I said it, it's poorly written trash. I hope Disney ignores it along with Eps. 1-3


Its certainly more hit and miss then most of us geeks can admit.

Thrawn, Jedi Academy, Vector Prime and a few random novels before and after The New Jedi Order are good to great.

Alot of it is pretty bad to awful though.
 
2012-10-30 05:29:31 PM  

theorellior: Very late to the thread, but it's very possible that now someone might write a Star Wars script with something more than a yellow legal pad and direct it with more energy than watching greenscreen monitors with a cup of coffee to hand.


The problem wasn't a bad first draft. Or rather, that's a problem with every movie. The problem was that nobody wanted to, or nobody really could criticize George nor his decisions. Either for fear of retribution, or for looking and feeling like a fool for challenging the ideas of the multi-billion dollar man.

For the next movies, it's entirely possible that this won't be as much of a problem.
 
2012-10-30 05:29:49 PM  

bifford: So Star Wars has been taken out of the hands of George Lucas and placed in the hands of a company that has a stellar track record for child-like entertainment?

Awesome.


In other words, at least it couldn't be any worse!
 
2012-10-30 05:29:59 PM  

Pollexter: GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.

Mwahahahaha, you and your childhood are already fully owned by Disney, youngling. They have owned all ll Muppet-related trademarks, including the word "Muppet" since 2004.


Sonofabiatch... For some reason I thought the 2004 deal was only temporary licensing... GDISM

Now if only this Voltron of studios would bring Farscape to the big screen.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2012-10-30 05:30:20 PM  

zixr: What's the point of making Episode 7 when they already killed the best character, Lord Sidious, and have to pick up with the worst, Luke Skywalker?


The original 9 films are supposed to be about the fall and rise of the Republic.
 
2012-10-30 05:30:54 PM  
It's like when Electronic Arts bought Origin Systems. They changed the slogan from "We create worlds" to "We destroy dreams and sell you shiat in the process".
 
2012-10-30 05:31:26 PM  
Disney isn't going to 'grow' the franchise. They are going to do what they always do: kill it but burning it out. Episode 7 will go straight to DVD, just like all over-extended Disney franchises.
 
2012-10-30 05:33:28 PM  

GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.


not sure if trolling but Disney has owned The Muppets since 2004.
 
2012-10-30 05:33:36 PM  

reillan: You know, they could set Episode 7 30 years after episode 6 and have it be pretty believable. We already know what the canon says happens during this timeline (e.g., Leia & Han getting married and having 3 kids, etc.), so they could easily bring back the actors who played in it originally (those who are still alive).

I'd love to see one based on Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin...


Wouldn't be 30 years after TOT. Anakin died in 27 ABY (After Battle of Yavin).

If it included all 3 of them it would probably be drawn from the Young Jedi Knights series which seriously sucked.
 
2012-10-30 05:33:42 PM  

smb75: Episode 7 will go straight to DVD, just like all over-extended Disney franchises.


That will not happen, Episode 7 will be a 3D IMAX extravaganza devoid of story or plot, but hey Tie Fighters and X Wing Fighters flying in your lap.
 
2012-10-30 05:33:51 PM  

Don Dokken: [sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net image 850x363]


/thread
//funnied AND smarted
///lol
 
2012-10-30 05:33:53 PM  
Sith Lord will be
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-30 05:34:15 PM  

GardenWeasel: Pollexter: GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.

Mwahahahaha, you and your childhood are already fully owned by Disney, youngling. They have owned all ll Muppet-related trademarks, including the word "Muppet" since 2004.

Sonofabiatch... For some reason I thought the 2004 deal was only temporary licensing... GDISM


Yeah, because the Muppet movies between Henson's death and when Disney bought them were sooooooooooooooooooooooo great.
 
2012-10-30 05:34:25 PM  
George Lucas produces like old people fark. So,I'm okay with this.
 
2012-10-30 05:34:53 PM  

Tom_Slick: smb75: Episode 7 will go straight to DVD, just like all over-extended Disney franchises.

That will not happen, Episode 7 will be a 3D IMAX extravaganza devoid of story or plot, but hey Tie Fighters and X Wing Fighters flying in your lap.


So... more of the same as Lucas was creating?
 
2012-10-30 05:35:09 PM  

Tom_Slick: That will not happen, Episode 7 will be a 3D IMAX extravaganza devoid of story or plot, but hey Tie Fighters and X Wing Fighters flying in your lap.


After seeing "Clones", anything's gotta be better.
 
2012-10-30 05:35:24 PM  

PlasticMoby: George Lucas produces like old people fark. So,I'm okay with this.


Slowly in the left lane with the blinker on for 10 miles?
 
2012-10-30 05:35:43 PM  

GranoblasticMan: ... that so many people didn't see this coming. Seriously, Star Wars Weekends at WDW hasn't been a big f*cking clue?


Does Universal own Harry Potter just because they have attractions at their studio? Or all the Marvel properties?
 
2012-10-30 05:35:50 PM  
It would sure be nice for the Disney Dynasty to die, and all the stupid materialistic-related mindset it represents from the last century.
 
2012-10-30 05:35:51 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: So... more of the same as Lucas was creating?


But with Pixar sensibilities
 
2012-10-30 05:36:45 PM  
It's just not Star Wars without John Williams and the LSO. Who's going to fill those shoes on the music front? You've got to admit the theme is iconic, almost as much as the (real) films themselves. Hans Zimmer maybe? Just not James Horner.
 
2012-10-30 05:37:04 PM  

GardenWeasel: Pollexter: GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.

Mwahahahaha, you and your childhood are already fully owned by Disney, youngling. They have owned all ll Muppet-related trademarks, including the word "Muppet" since 2004.

Sonofabiatch... For some reason I thought the 2004 deal was only temporary licensing... GDISM

Now if only this Voltron of studios would bring Farscape to the big screen.


Oh, and The Henson Company wasn't part of the deal, IIRC, so Disney would have nothing to do with Farscape.
 
2012-10-30 05:37:06 PM  
Mind. BLOWN.

However, if they treat Lucasfilm like they're doing with Marvel (hands off) then this might actually turn out well.

Still..... I'm hesitant. Then I saw this:

Announcement by Lucasfilm:
"Lucasfilm has agreed to be acquired by Disney, a joining of forces that offers tremendous opportunities for the future of Star Wars. As the leading global family entertainment company, Disney is the perfect partner for everything Star Wars. The original six films of the Saga saw Anakin go from a young boy to a Jedi Knight to a Sith Lord and ultimately through to his redemption, but there are still many more stories to be told. With this announcement, George Lucas passes the torch to a new generation of filmmakers to make Star Wars films that will faithfully carry on the legacy."

Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

And this also means that the next Indiana Jones will be distributed by disney.

interest, increasing.
 
2012-10-30 05:37:41 PM  
Meh.

The worst thing about Star Wars is its fans. Self-entitled whiny bedwetters.

The Internets will be full of wailing and the gnashing of teeth when the next movie comes out. No matter what, it will never be good enough.

/hopes George kicks a billion or two over to USC; Fight On!
 
2012-10-30 05:37:42 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?


It's almost as if that for every person on here who whines about his raped childhood that there's maybe about 1 million people who enjoyed Episodes 1-3. Naah, that can't possibly be true -- otherwise those movies would have made billions of dollars.
 
2012-10-30 05:38:02 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Sorry, I don't see the reaqson for fanboy outrage.

Everyone hated the prequels, which were Lucas's films 100%. Well, that won't happen anymore.

And on top of that, everyone still loves Pixar and Marvel movies, and GOLLY! Disney owns them! Why, it's almost like they know when to step back and let the creative people do the work and step in to rake in the cash.

But, no, fanboy handwringing and doomsaying is the way to go. Because George would have given us an epic 7th film one day, starring Jar Jar and Bea Arthur.


No, You ware wrong. There are a LOT of us original fans who love the prequels. And a lot of people have seen and enjoyed them.
But Lucas wants to hand it off now. So be it.
 
2012-10-30 05:38:07 PM  

Nabb1: real_kibo: From the producers of "Pirates of the Caribbean 7", it's "Star Tours: The Movie"!

It would probably be better than "The Phantom Menace."


It couldn't be worse that "The Attack of the Dawson's Creek with Shiattier Writing and Light Sabers."
 
2012-10-30 05:38:08 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?


AFAIK, Lucasfilm owns ILM.
 
2012-10-30 05:38:51 PM  

Funzo: Uh ... spoiler alert?


d23: [i47.tinypic.com image 640x476]


He looks dead inside there. Like he's thinking "My god what have I done".
 
2012-10-30 05:38:51 PM  
We need to get that 655 post Star Destroyer vs. USS Enterprise threadjack going again.
 
2012-10-30 05:39:17 PM  
You know Rupert Murdoch and Newscorp ( 20th century Fox ) are pissed right now. I cant help but wonder if Lucas gave them a shot at it or just didn't want to chance Murdochs politics getting involved with it.
 
2012-10-30 05:39:43 PM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-30 05:39:45 PM  
This isn't quite as awesome as farking a super model while riding on the back of a Tyrannasaurus Rex, but it's pretty close
 
2012-10-30 05:39:49 PM  

ArkPanda: This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk


I don't know about that... The Avengers, and 2 separate Pirates movies have made more worldwide box office than any Star Wars movie.
 
2012-10-30 05:40:23 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the newest Disney Princess:

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-10-30 05:40:28 PM  

Vertdang:

Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms... helm a Star Wars pic.



So would I... and do exactly the same thing to Star Wars he did to Star Trek, so I could bask in the warm glowing warming glow of Star Wars fans biatching about how Luke, Han, and Leia were recast and the Death Star looks like a disco ball, and I could laugh at them and say "But this is the most accessible the Franchise has been in years! People love this reboot!It's fun! It has a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Cry More!"
 
2012-10-30 05:40:33 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: I wonder if its just Star Wars disney will own or will it be Indiana Jones and Lucasarts too??

Holding out hope for another great Indi Movie and Grim fandango sequel. I might as well wish for unicorns and bigfoot to be real too i know


Quite. Even if there is a sequel to Grim Fandango it's bound to be the usual console-friendly action/adventure shiat unless Telltale manage to get their hands on it. Much like how Lucasarts farked the Indiana Jones games by turning the last one into Tomb Raider.
 
2012-10-30 05:40:56 PM  

HeartBurnKid: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?

"Aimed at children" and "Sucks" are not synonyms. There are a great many things aimed at children that are actually very high quality; the bulk of the Star Wars-related output is not in that group.

/Star Wars-themed things that are high quality:
//The original trilogy
//The Super Star Wars games
//Star Wars: Clone Wars (the one from 2003, not the current CGI shiatfest)
//Knights of the Old Republic
//The end


Star Wars extended universe is too huge to say it is all good or bad. The CGI clone wars is good enough to sit down and watch with the kids, not quite good enough for me to want to solo it (heh heh).

Off the top of my head:

Dark Forces 1 was good, Dark Forces 2 was spectacular and was a technical marvel of a game for its time
Dark Empire comic books were pretty damn sweet
For the Star Wars books Heir to the Empire books were great. And I thought the Truce at Bakura book was pretty good. Jedi Academy trilogy was generally bad with very few exceptions.

But you know what Lucas Arts property I'm really hoping to get back?

upload.wikimedia.org

Just watch the intro and see if you aren't totally sucked in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hatXPoYtIqc

Well worth 7 minutes of your time.
 
2012-10-30 05:41:03 PM  

busy chillin': MC O'Brien: OK, I'm logging in for the first tome in months to get into this discussion.

well then, well then, well then say something substantial, son.


I just turned 40. Star Wars was a huge part of my childhood, just like every other guy my age. I was five when my Dad took me on his motorcycle to go see Star Wars in 1977. One of my best childhood memories!
Sadly, the prequels were complete crap, and everyone knows that.
For Star Wars to redeem itself with even an Avengers quality movie (let alone a trilogy) would make me very happy.
Keep the CGI to a minimum, build some cool elaborate sets, get some writers that really understand what made Star Wars special, and make it a movie for all ages, not just kids.
They can sell all the toys they want, I really don't care. I loved the Kenner toys as a kid, and I'm sure kids still like toys from their favorite movies.
 
2012-10-30 05:41:27 PM  

Unimpressed Man: reillan: You know, they could set Episode 7 30 years after episode 6 and have it be pretty believable. We already know what the canon says happens during this timeline (e.g., Leia & Han getting married and having 3 kids, etc.), so they could easily bring back the actors who played in it originally (those who are still alive).

I'd love to see one based on Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin...

Wouldn't be 30 years after TOT. Anakin died in 27 ABY (After Battle of Yavin).

If it included all 3 of them it would probably be drawn from the Young Jedi Knights series which seriously sucked.


Hmm... the things I miss out on not keeping up with the books. To be fair, though, after that whole alien invasion thing, and the horrible thing they did to RA Salvatore making him kill off _______, I kinda stopped caring about them :)
 
2012-10-30 05:41:52 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Meh.

The worst thing about Star Wars is its fans. Self-entitled whiny bedwetters.


Pretty sure the worst thing was the vapid uninspired sequels to the rather well-made entertaining first 3.

But I know you know that deep down. You're just venting.
 
2012-10-30 05:41:57 PM  
Sweet, the Chewbacca / Thor cross-over we've been waiting for.

//just kill me.
 
2012-10-30 05:42:09 PM  

T.rex: I don't know about that... The Avengers, and 2 separate Pirates movies have made more worldwide box office than any Star Wars movie.


Maybe if you don't adjust for inflation or the fact that if it wasn't for ILM those movies would be made with stop motion puppets.
 
2012-10-30 05:42:12 PM  

star_topology: So this is the October Surprise....


If Obama had anything to do with this, then I'll fight in his personal army in 2016 to overthrow the government and make him Emperor.
 
2012-10-30 05:42:16 PM  
Haha yes! My dream of a Star Wars reboot with Shia LeBouf playing Han Solo and Michael Cera playing Luke is that much closer to reality
 
2012-10-30 05:42:59 PM  

RembrandtQEinstein: Just watch the intro and see if you aren't totally sucked in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hatXPoYtIqc

Well worth 7 minutes of your time


remake The Dig while you're in there
 
2012-10-30 05:44:08 PM  
But on the other hand, if they put a Mos Eisley bar in either Orlando or Anaheim, that might rule...
 
2012-10-30 05:44:30 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Vertdang:

Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms... helm a Star Wars pic.

So would I... and do exactly the same thing to Star Wars he did to Star Trek, so I could bask in the warm glowing warming glow of Star Wars fans biatching about how Luke, Han, and Leia were recast and the Death Star looks like a disco ball, and I could laugh at them and say "But this is the most accessible the Franchise has been in years! People love this reboot!It's fun! It has a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Cry More!"


That's odd. I LIKED the new Star Trek, and I was a fan over every series.

/except enterprise. fark enterprise.
 
2012-10-30 05:44:48 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Meh.

The worst thing about Star Wars is its fans. Self-entitled whiny bedwetters.

The Internets will be full of wailing and the gnashing of teeth when the next movie comes out. No matter what, it will never be good enough.

/hopes George kicks a billion or two over to USC; Fight On!


The expectations for the next movie will be as low as possible. Any movie with a beginning, middle and end that also lacks child murder will be seen as an improvement.

They have their pick of any male director under fifty. Hopefully not mcg.
 
2012-10-30 05:45:35 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-30 05:45:39 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: GardenWeasel: Pollexter: GardenWeasel: Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.

Mwahahahaha, you and your childhood are already fully owned by Disney, youngling. They have owned all ll Muppet-related trademarks, including the word "Muppet" since 2004.

Sonofabiatch... For some reason I thought the 2004 deal was only temporary licensing... GDISM


Yeah, because the Muppet movies between Henson's death and when Disney bought them were sooooooooooooooooooooooo great.


THIS. The Great Muppet Caper was alright. Manhattan and In Space were god awful.

The new movie was funny. Oh and eat a dick Frank Oz. Some of the shiat yall put on the Muppet TV show was far more low brow then fart shoes.
 
2012-10-30 05:45:55 PM  

Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.


I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.
 
2012-10-30 05:46:06 PM  
Came here to ask who is allowing the newsflash tag to be used for anything and everything?
Soon it's gonna be NEWSFLASH: teacher has sex with student (w/ you'd hit it pic goodness)
DNRTFA

/c'mon mods
//tag is becoming the village bicycle
 
2012-10-30 05:46:08 PM  

RevMercutio: Blue_Blazer: Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?

AFAIK, Lucasfilm Disney owns ILM.


What a strange new world we're in.
 
2012-10-30 05:46:21 PM  
Maybe these will actually be worth something someday? I doubt it..

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-30 05:46:27 PM  

whidbey: But on the other hand, if they put a Mos Eisley bar in either Orlando or Anaheim, that might rule...


Sure would.
 
2012-10-30 05:46:50 PM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: What does this mean for KOTOR 3? Or Republic Commando 2?


If we get another Republic Commando, and it is at least as good as the first, I will be pleased.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:03 PM  
I can't understand all the people cheering this after seeing what Disney did with Winnie the Pooh.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:07 PM  

pxlboy: Slowly in the left lane with the blinker on for 10 miles?


Yes.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:19 PM  
I have every reason to believe Disney will fark this up.

Disney, do NOT. Fark. This. Up.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:20 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.


I'd watch that.
/stoned.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:39 PM  

SomeoneDumb: I can't understand all the people cheering this after seeing what Disney did with Winnie the Pooh.


I think they did that just to get back at the heirs of the Milne estate for getting litigious with them.
 
2012-10-30 05:47:40 PM  

whidbey: It would sure be nice for the Disney Dynasty to die, and all the stupid materialistic-related mindset it represents from the last century.


If you only believed you were beautiful on the inside you'd see that you could morph into someone rich, good looking, and hell, probably even royalty.
 
2012-10-30 05:48:28 PM  
And may the farce be with you.
 
2012-10-30 05:48:40 PM  

RevMercutio: Blue_Blazer: Damn, you would have thought a washed-up franchise, abandoned by many of its biggest fans, would be worth that much?

AFAIK, Lucasfilm owns ILM.


yep. shiat is weird.
 
2012-10-30 05:48:41 PM  

Vertdang: FirstNationalBastard: Vertdang:

Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms... helm a Star Wars pic.

So would I... and do exactly the same thing to Star Wars he did to Star Trek, so I could bask in the warm glowing warming glow of Star Wars fans biatching about how Luke, Han, and Leia were recast and the Death Star looks like a disco ball, and I could laugh at them and say "But this is the most accessible the Franchise has been in years! People love this reboot!It's fun! It has a 95% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Cry More!"

That's odd. I LIKED the new Star Trek, and I was a fan over every series.

/except enterprise. fark enterprise.


I wasn't big on Voyager or Enterprise, but yeah, agreed. The new Star Trek movie was pretty decent.
 
2012-10-30 05:49:05 PM  

LDM90: I have every reason to believe Disney will fark this up.

Disney, do NOT. Fark. This. Up.


They're pretty hands off with Marvel and the Avengers. I would think they'd do the same w/ a property of this magnitude.

/that's your cue.
 
2012-10-30 05:49:33 PM  
Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.
 
2012-10-30 05:49:37 PM  

Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland


Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars theme park.
 
2012-10-30 05:49:57 PM  

cgraves67: Monkey Island animated series or movie


PLEASE THIS
 
2012-10-30 05:50:06 PM  

rdu_voyager: Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

STAR WARS + PIXAR!!!!!


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This

This

This

THIS!

 
2012-10-30 05:50:18 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.


We can only hope Disney lets Smith direct a short film about the building of the Death Star.
 
2012-10-30 05:50:28 PM  
Star Wars needs a reboot anyway...the actors all too damn old.
 
2012-10-30 05:50:46 PM  

RevMercutio: Yep. This means Disney acquires ILM and Skywalker Sound as well.


I'm not positive, but I think those are both their own companies now, and not directly owned by Lucasfilm.

/might be wrong.
 
2012-10-30 05:50:51 PM  

SomeoneDumb: I can't understand all the people cheering this after seeing what Disney did with Winnie the Pooh.


We liked the Hempaluff movie and the newest one. Tigger and Pigglets movie are not good though.
 
2012-10-30 05:50:58 PM  

Ace25: Maybe these will actually be worth something someday? I doubt it..

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x350]


Not after you opened them!
 
2012-10-30 05:50:59 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Lando Lincoln: Vertdang: Lucas isn't going to be directly involved? Hmmmmm. I'd love to see JJ Abrahms or Joss Whedon helm a Star Wars pic.

I do believe that there are certain directors that would crawl through miles of broken glass to be able to direct a Star Wars film.

Kevin Smith being the lead in that group.

We can only hope Disney lets Smith direct a short film about the building of the Death Star.


LOL! Perfect.
 
2012-10-30 05:51:01 PM  

Coelacanth: Carth: impossible. Star Wars takes place in the past and has no place in Tomorrowland

Technically, yes.

Maybe they'll just build a whole Star Wars them