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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 922
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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!!!!!


/\

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.
 
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