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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 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
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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."



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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 

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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 [TotalFark]
2012-10-30 05:29:22 PM
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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 [TotalFark]
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]


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2012-10-30 05:33:53 PM
Sith Lord will be
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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.
 
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