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(The Hollywood Reporter) NewsFlash Disney® to buy Lucasfilm® for $4 Billion. New slogan: Disney®: "We own your childhood®"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 923
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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.
 
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