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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
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2012-10-30 04:21:59 PM  
12 votes:
Does this mean that Carrie Fisher is now a Disney Princess?
2012-10-30 04:19:42 PM  
10 votes:
Only good can come from this. Star Wars resuced from the diseased hand that Lucas has become.
2012-10-30 04:20:24 PM  
8 votes:
nooooooooooooooo.com
2012-10-30 04:25:28 PM  
7 votes:
Say hello to the newest Disney Princess!
www.azcentral.com
2012-10-30 04:20:34 PM  
7 votes:
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 04:39:20 PM  
6 votes:
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 06:45:25 PM  
5 votes:
Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

www.bitlogic.com
2012-10-30 04:29:55 PM  
5 votes:
Star Wars VII: The Search For More Money
2012-10-30 04:26:17 PM  
5 votes:

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 04:43:07 PM  
4 votes:

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 04:37:24 PM  
4 votes:

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 04:27:03 PM  
4 votes:

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 04:20:19 PM  
4 votes:
Disney -- "we believe that there still exist opportunities to make Star Wars even more cartoony and immature"
2012-10-30 04:20:09 PM  
4 votes:

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 07:16:05 PM  
3 votes:
i309.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 06:48:15 PM  
3 votes:
I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.
2012-10-30 05:53:41 PM  
3 votes:

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


As a 501st member:

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-10-30 05:06:31 PM  
3 votes:
First order of business for Disney, remake this game for the love of Christ:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-10-30 04:57:30 PM  
3 votes:
s12.postimage.org
2012-10-30 04:55:02 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:53:24 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:30:02 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:24:55 PM  
3 votes:
if star wars sums up your childhood you should learn to read and start again.
2012-10-30 04:21:09 PM  
3 votes:
So where can I buy my Vader mask with mouse ears?
2012-10-30 10:10:52 PM  
2 votes:
sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net
2012-10-30 10:00:34 PM  
2 votes:
That's no Disney World!


i1001.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 09:48:34 PM  
2 votes:
George: You turned them against me!
Disney: You have done that yourself.
George: You will not take them from me!
Disney: Your anger and lust for power have already done that.
2012-10-30 08:01:38 PM  
2 votes:

Rindred: All this means is that Star Wars is now in the hands of the copyright/trademark dynasty that ensures that the franchise will never, EVER enter the public domain where it can actually belong to the fans who loved it. There will never be a non-sucky RPG version at conventions because Canon-Sith will ensure that anything labeled Star Wars must meet their criterion of "1) must not in any way conflict, contradict, or add anything of value to the existing canon, and 2) Star Wars in all forms is monetized for its masters from now until the Disney Corporation ceases to exist (an event on the highly unlikely side of "any time soon)." This is only a huge positive, right?


No organization would have allowed SW to enter the public domain in our lifetimes. So that's moot.
2012-10-30 07:57:23 PM  
2 votes:

Rindred: All this means is that Star Wars is now in the hands of the copyright/trademark dynasty that ensures that the franchise will never, EVER enter the public domain where it can actually belong to the fans who loved it.


Hate to tell you this, but as long as Disney, or any other big content company for that matter, has a say, nothing will EVER enter the public domain, whether Disney owns it or not.
2012-10-30 07:53:07 PM  
2 votes:
Considering that LucasArts appropriated Thrawn for the TIE Fighter Expansion Pack storyline, I'd say there's at least even odds that's where the official canon leads.

media.giantbomb.com
2012-10-30 07:38:52 PM  
2 votes:
"Now witness the firepower of this fully operational media conglomerate....."
2012-10-30 07:37:07 PM  
2 votes:
PEOPLE

Lets calm the fark down

George will finally stop hurting Star Wars now.

Now the healing can finally begin. Nerds like us can finally start the process of healing the force

Disney did good with the muppets

Disney did good with Pixar

Disney has done good with Marvel so far

this might be good nerds
2012-10-30 06:50:56 PM  
2 votes:
This is good news though, Disney can hire people who grew up with Star Wars and understand it better than Lucas. One day the prequels can be mostly forgetten except as curious novelties for the diehard Jedi fans, sort of like that Doctor Who movie.
2012-10-30 06:17:00 PM  
2 votes:
assailedteacher.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-30 05:59:12 PM  
2 votes:

HoleChicken: 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 theme park.

ZOMG

With a cantina bar for the adults?


Green stripper chicks dancing and white Princesses in slave gear?
2012-10-30 05:58:13 PM  
2 votes:
I also love the reaction to this because fanboys have, since 1999, been screaming "WHEN IS GEORGE GOING TO DIE SO SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO STAR WARS MOVIES! WHARRGARBL HERP DERP!"

Now that the time has come (without Lucas's death), it's "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY GEORGE, WHY! COME BACK! WE MISS YOU ALREADY! HERP DERP WHARRGARBL!"
2012-10-30 05:46:21 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe these will actually be worth something someday? I doubt it..

farm9.staticflickr.com
2012-10-30 05:45:35 PM  
2 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 05:44:08 PM  
2 votes:
But on the other hand, if they put a Mos Eisley bar in either Orlando or Anaheim, that might rule...
2012-10-30 05:40:23 PM  
2 votes:
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the newest Disney Princess:

i.telegraph.co.uk
2012-10-30 05:39:17 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:13:36 PM  
2 votes:
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 05:01:21 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:59:11 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:49:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:48:48 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:44:52 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:43:44 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:43:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:41:22 PM  
2 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-10-30 04:36:27 PM  
2 votes:

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

Star Wars + Pixar

STAR WARS + PIXAR!!!!!

2012-10-30 04:35:11 PM  
2 votes:
Some people take their childhoods WAY too seriously.
2012-10-30 04:34:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:34:05 PM  
2 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
j4x
2012-10-30 04:32:16 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:31:12 PM  
2 votes:
Wow, I knew I had a use for this:

www.sqqid.com

/Don't Forget About Indiana Jones!!
2012-10-30 04:29:20 PM  
2 votes:
I haven't seen the internet explode in such anguish since 9/11.
2012-10-30 04:29:03 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:26:46 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:24:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:22:44 PM  
2 votes:
It's as if millions of fanboys and fangirls cried out in terror...
2012-10-30 04:22:43 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe we'll see 7,8,9 by the time my daughter is old enough to be turned to the dorkside.
2012-10-30 04:22:37 PM  
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-30 04:22:15 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:21:54 PM  
2 votes:
Don't you guys have a competition bureau that regulates these things? Or does it not apply to the entertainment industry?
2012-10-30 04:21:04 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:20:33 PM  
2 votes:
Between this and marvel I guess they really do.....
2012-10-30 04:18:59 PM  
2 votes:
From the producers of "Pirates of the Caribbean 7", it's "Star Tours: The Movie"!
2012-10-31 04:19:58 PM  
1 vote:

Speaker2Animals: HeartBurnKid: Speaker2Animals: Whenever I was in the theater the little kids loved Jar-Jar

Of course they did. He had a silly voice and a bunch of goofy sight gags. That doesn't make the prequels any good.

For them they were. You simply cannot compare them with the first three because you weren't the same age when you saw them, and because the first ones represented a radical departure from previous space flicks, meaning the awe at the visuals would forestall any critical thought about the wooden acting, predictable script, etc.


When I was a kid, I was into Star Wars. I was also into He-Man. I can look back at the original Star Wars trilogy and still see the same charm I saw then. I look back at He-Man, and I see a crass attempt at commercialization wrapped in horrible animation, wooden acting, and otherwise utter bullshiat.

What I am saying is that the prequels are more He-Man than original Star Wars. They may have the kid appeal, but they aren't very good otherwise, and because of that, they don't have the staying power of the originals (except as snark bait).
2012-10-31 10:02:18 AM  
1 vote:
if they give me Knights of the Old Republic i'll be very happy.
2012-10-30 11:46:21 PM  
1 vote:
Fine, they can't do any worse than George did.
2012-10-30 10:54:09 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyC: JohnnyC: lol

Actually... name off a few that you think are better movies in the Sci-Fi genre.


Did you just... quote yourself?

First of all, it's against my ethics to argue with the mentally ill, however there's Blade Runner, for one, 2001 is pretty good, Alien, Aliens, Predator is dumb but fun, Back to the Future if you count that as scifi, um, Matrix the first I suppose, Mad Max, Moon, Planet of the Apes if you like kitsch, or the new one is pretty good too, Robocop if you can get past some of the cheese, Star Trek Wrath of Khan, Star Trek 2009, Super 8, Tron, and the Original Trilogy.

Is this the part where you troll the Original Trilogy?
2012-10-30 10:49:28 PM  
1 vote:
Those of you opposed to this aren't thinking it through.

1. After the last 3 movies, it can't get any worse. There is nowhere to go but up.
2. Disney consistently makes excellent movies, not only from Disney Studios but from Pixar and Miramax as well.
3. This deal means George Lucas no longer has Total Creative Control. In fact, he's only going to be a "consultant" on the next movie. You know the last movie he was a "consultant" on? "The Empire Strikes Back".
4. This deal means Star Wars can once again be put into competent filmmakers' hands.

There is no guarantee we'll see quality as a result, but see #1 above. I like the odds a lot better now than I did before.
2012-10-30 10:41:15 PM  
1 vote:

Tax Boy: Disney -- "we believe that there still exist opportunities to make Star Wars even more cartoony and immature"


I'll respond to you with a cut-n-paste of my response to most people who say that Disney will make such-and-such company's movies crappy, cartoony, or immature:

Did you like Kill Bill? You did? That was Disney. Miramax, actually, which was owned by Disney at the time.

Did you like The Avengers or Iron Man? Those were Disney, too.

Tron is Disney, and if you didn't like the newest movie, the TV show is pretty damn good and not at all immature.

The Incredibles was just plain awesome, and that's Disney via Pixar.

Gangs of New York... Yup, Disney via Miramax.

In fact, since Miramax was owned by Disney for a long time, here's a short list of cool movies made by Miramax while they were owned by Disney:

Shaolin Soccer
No Country for Old Men
The Crow
Pulp Fiction
Trainspotting
From Dusk Till Dawn
Velvet Goldmine

So tell me again how Disney owning Lucasfilm means they'll make terrible movies meant for kids.
2012-10-30 10:39:01 PM  
1 vote:

natmar_76: Are you implying the new trilogy or the 4th Indiana Jones were anything approaching decent movies?


The new trilogy is good. The 4th Indiana Jones was alright... Shia LaBeouf (in general) annoys the crap out of me though, so it was hard to like some of it due to him.

FirstNationalBastard: I think Lucas cared more about pioneering the technology used to make the prequels than about things like story and plot and trying to balance the adult audience that grew up with Star Wars with the younger audience he set out to write for.

Plus, he didn't have anyone around who could dare to tell him "George, this is utter shiat, you can't film this, change it."


I think he cared about both. I also think he tried to balance it out... but it didn't always balance out... sometimes it leaned more for the younger folks, and sometimes towards adults (Anakin's fall in Revenge of the Sith was not kid friendly... pretty much at all). I just think that he had a different vision than what some of the fans wanted (perhaps yourself included). He certainly drove home the fact that Anakin had gone completely over to the dark side when he had him killing younglings.

Also... I can't really say what George did or didn't take into consideration. I've watched a lot of the behind the scenes stuff and it certainly seemed like he cared to me. No, he didn't have Harrison Ford there helping with changes like he did in the others... but I still think they turned out excellent and I enjoyed them. A lot. I still do.

The elitist pukes who constantly trash movies... they do it for sport. I get kind of tired of hearing their bullshiat. Sometimes I think those folks aren't watching to be entertained, but watching to find something to biatch about... it's lame. Sure... there are bits of movies I think are weak or bad... but it gets really old listening to people who couldn't even begin to create a movie even half as good complain all the time.
2012-10-30 10:38:47 PM  
1 vote:

Nem Wan: wont_eat_bugs: 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.

Clint Bajakian did fantastic LucasArts video games scores that seamlessly adapted John Williams and added solid original themes, both Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He's only done video games though so I don't know if he can break into film.


WOW. I never thought I'd see another person step up for Clint Bajakian. He's awesome. His soundtrack to LucasArts' Outlaws is a beautiful thing.

Which makes me think: Maybe Disney can get some Outlaws love going and give us a new game and/or movie based on the property. Hell, it would be a great choice for Pixar.
2012-10-30 10:38:40 PM  
1 vote:

willyfreddy: [www.troll.me image 275x305]


Wanting a woman with artificial parts common to a plastic doll seems pretty gay to me.

I like the original Xtina, fresh from the Disney factory (see? relevant!) 

www.iphotoscrap.com
2012-10-30 10:36:59 PM  
1 vote:
It will be a bunch of Jedi teenagers attending a Hogwarts in space with a Twilight love story.

SCREENWRITING CREDIT PLEASE
2012-10-30 10:36:55 PM  
1 vote:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net

...and they're just getting started.
2012-10-30 09:30:45 PM  
1 vote:
Okay, here's my take on the Star Wars thing.

Yes, the original three were basically my childhood. Yes, the newer three sucked balls. Yes, George Lucas is a douche. Yes to all of it. But that's how life goes.

Remember when Christina Aguilera was hot?

img411.imageshack.us

And now she's just fat and disgusting?

scrapetv.com

That's only a problem if you're married to her. If not, just look at the old pictures and ignore the new ones. Same with Lucas and Star Wars. I'm not married to the new ones, I don't have to watch them, so I don't. I watch the old ones and ignore the new ones.

...

Of course, yes, it would have been nice to get 3 more awesome Star Wars films... and not complete shiat... but what can you do? 

3.bp.blogspot.com

/about 13 years too late for that
2012-10-30 08:52:07 PM  
1 vote:
So does this mean Mara Jade will be brought to the screen?
2012-10-30 08:37:30 PM  
1 vote:
i can haz new holiday special?
2012-10-30 08:34:03 PM  
1 vote:

AgtSmithReloaded: As far as "Episode 7" is concerned.....ugh, please God, let it not involve any of the established characters. Let's face it: considering the advanced ages of the actors that played Luke, Han, Leia, et. al., the Thrawn Trilogy is pretty much off the table unless it's done Pixar-style (which fans will biatch about) or if different actors play the roles (which fans will REALLY biatch about). Their best move at this point would be to start a whole new storyline with new characters and have it all set well after the original trilogy. Anything else will just be a shambles.


The "expanded universe" can become an alternate universe. It always was an alternate universe - the universe in which there would be no more Star Wars films.

Mark Hamill is now the age Alec Guinness was in Star Wars. I don't care what the new story is, Old Luke should appear in the mentor role.

Mark Hamill is now the age Alec Guinness was in Star Wars.
Mark Hamill is now the age Alec Guinness was in Star Wars.
Mark Hamill is now the age Alec Guinness was in Star Wars.
2012-10-30 08:31:00 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyC: Not to stand out too much, but I liked all six of the movies.

My favorite is still the Empire Strikes Back, but I like all of them... yes, even The Phantom Menace.


I'll confess, I re-watched them over the past few weeks as research for a Star Wars D20 game I've been running. Yes, Jar-Jar is still annoying, but the prequels aren't as bad as I insisted they were a decade ago.

The only book that I disliked when it came out and still don't care for is Planet of Twilight. Barbara Hambly wrote a rather uninteresting character in Callista, and despite Kevin Anderson's best efforts to write her off, Hambly wrote her back in.
2012-10-30 08:28:59 PM  
1 vote:
...Star Wars and Pixar, eh?

Well, okay, but it was your idea:

moviecitynews.com

And how about this for a game reboot:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-10-30 08:27:26 PM  
1 vote:

ZzeusS: Who saw it in the theater originally? 1977 baby!


i did, as i am sure there are a lot that did. i still have about 200 loose figures from ep 4,5 and 6. i have a ziploc baggie somewhere with all the weapons but not sure exactly where.
2012-10-30 08:27:17 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Annoyance: How quickly most of you forgot that Disney is Marvel Studios. You know with that movie you like, The Avengers?

I really couldn't care less if Disney owns a comic book property but Industrial Light and Magic, that's serious shiat.


The own pixar so they already owned the more successful version of ILM
2012-10-30 08:23:59 PM  
1 vote:
If the Disney/Lucasfilm deal actually turns over control of the SW franchise to people other than George Lucas and his minions, there could be hope for it yet. If he still has creative control, then it's just gonna be the same shiat with different owners. The only reason the original trilogy is remembered so fondly compared to the prequels (or anything else for that matter) is that there were a lot of other creative hands involved saving the story from complete disaster. The prequels? No such luck there.

As far as "Episode 7" is concerned.....ugh, please God, let it not involve any of the established characters. Let's face it: considering the advanced ages of the actors that played Luke, Han, Leia, et. al., the Thrawn Trilogy is pretty much off the table unless it's done Pixar-style (which fans will biatch about) or if different actors play the roles (which fans will REALLY biatch about). Their best move at this point would be to start a whole new storyline with new characters and have it all set well after the original trilogy. Anything else will just be a shambles.

And, as if the Star Wars franchise hasn't been made kid-friendly enough....yikes. We'll be lucky if we ever see a more mature Star Wars story. And by "mature" I don't necessarily mean sex and excessive violence; I just mean Star Wars that isn't fully marketed and geared to satisfy kids alone.
2012-10-30 08:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-30 08:21:15 PM  
1 vote:
This makes total sense to me. My 8 year old doesn't have a clue who Mickey, goofy, pluto the princesses etc are. But can name every Muppet (newly aquired by Disney) every Star Wars character, and pretty much every Pixar character. This move gives them more access to another generation of youth. Plus Lucas gets to walk away with another huge paycheque.
2012-10-30 08:17:12 PM  
1 vote:

Annoyance: How quickly most of you forgot that Disney is Marvel Studios. You know with that movie you like, The Avengers?


I really couldn't care less if Disney owns a comic book property but Industrial Light and Magic, that's serious shiat.
2012-10-30 08:16:38 PM  
1 vote:

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



Only when she's in the metal bikini. And so is Natalie Portman, as long as she's getting head from Mila Kunis.

/no really, it's in the contract
2012-10-30 08:00:42 PM  
1 vote:
I mean, seriously, how old does someone have to pretend to be to pretend they grew up in an era with TV and movies?

My granddad wasn't that old.
2012-10-30 07:59:03 PM  
1 vote:

wademh: Mud, grass, trees, cactus, creeks, frogs, turtles, fish, yeah, that sort of thing. Not only could we drink from a garden hose, we could drink out of a neighbor's garden hose and nobody called child protective services.

I'm trying to emphathize, really I am. But not having been a slave, I don't understand how scary it is to have your current master sell you to the next one.


Dumbass, I did all that stuff too. Real Tom Sawyer stuff, my childhood. But you know what? I grew up in an era with cinemas and TV shows and I loved those too.

Your parents must have hated you. Healthy kids knew how to fit both in. Why were you so screwed up?
2012-10-30 07:57:23 PM  
1 vote:

craxyd: 501st


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


Would this be the same 501st (and Rebel Legion) who participate in Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando every year?
2012-10-30 07:49:23 PM  
1 vote:

wont_eat_bugs: 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.


Clint Bajakian did fantastic LucasArts video games scores that seamlessly adapted John Williams and added solid original themes, both Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He's only done video games though so I don't know if he can break into film.
2012-10-30 07:46:42 PM  
1 vote:
All this means is that Star Wars is now in the hands of the copyright/trademark dynasty that ensures that the franchise will never, EVER enter the public domain where it can actually belong to the fans who loved it. There will never be a non-sucky RPG version at conventions because Canon-Sith will ensure that anything labeled Star Wars must meet their criterion of "1) must not in any way conflict, contradict, or add anything of value to the existing canon, and 2) Star Wars in all forms is monetized for its masters from now until the Disney Corporation ceases to exist (an event on the highly unlikely side of "any time soon)." This is only a huge positive, right?
2012-10-30 07:42:53 PM  
1 vote:
Disney owns everything, it's the shadowy media super power.

ESPN? Disney.
2012-10-30 07:42:05 PM  
1 vote:
What will Disney's tolerance be of fan sites, fan films, fanfic, video game mods, Wookieepedia, and other free use of Star Wars IP that Lucas has tolerated for decades? Star Wars has gone from being one man's personal property to being assets of a publicly-traded company.
2012-10-30 07:39:02 PM  
1 vote:
For me, having Star Wars under a new helm is like rescuing a child from an abusive home. "..don't worry star wars, George can't hurt you any more."

Also...fark no on the Trawn trilogy. He's a horrible, overused, overhyped, fanfap character. He's almost as bad as those force eating tree weasels.

Also.. I hope ever last author who wrote the Yujohn Vong (or however it's spelled...) stuff has their testicles eaten off by sloths. Rick Mccallum too. (him having his testicles eaten off.. not him being one of the sloths eating them off.)
2012-10-30 07:38:30 PM  
1 vote:

Jim from Saint Paul: STOP ASKING FOR THE THRAWN TRILOGY. EVERYONE IS TOO OLD AND FAT TOO LOOK AS YOUNG AS THE WOULD NEED TO. ALSO, IF THEY RECAST EVERYONE, YOU KNOW THE SW COMMUNITY WOULD HATE THAT TOO.

...

please?


I'd be fine with a recast, personally. Plenty of good actors out there that could use a Disney-fueled profile boost and/or image cleansing.

Albeit, I'm actually pretty much fine with the additions to the series in general. I mean, I'll complain about episodes 1, 2, and 3 if the subject comes up, or the meddling with the 'special editions', because all those things are in fact bad, but I'm no more upset about it than I am about Cloud Atlas being mediocre or The Master wasting three hours of my life for no purpose this year.

Basically, the SW properties have been demoted from something stand-out and epic in the world of science fantasy to to just another long-running science fiction IP. It doesn't bother me that some of them are great and some of them suck any more than that some of the Die Hard movies kick ass and others co-star Shia LeBouef.

What I'm saying here is that maybe Lucas' meddling turning something great into something mundane is in the end a good thing. I kinda feel like it's resulted in me, at least, growing up a little.
2012-10-30 07:36:29 PM  
1 vote:
I guess I'm not as surprised. My son picked up the R2-mouse ears at Downtown Disney this summer. They had a lot of mash up hats and Disney figurines as Star Wars characters.

I showed him the Vader with ears picture from above. He's going to be Vader tomorrow and wants us to "fix" the costume.

/He's 4, we're raising him right :)
2012-10-30 07:28:36 PM  
1 vote:

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2012-10-30 07:28:08 PM  
1 vote:
It's the possibility for a live action TV show on ABC that is making me the most excited here... As goofy as the series is, I've been watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix and am really enjoying it. Now, it's a silly show for girls, but they're integrating all the Disney fairy tale properties and then really twisting it up another way. Hell they made Belle fall in love with Rumplestiltskin for heaven's sake (it was awesome!). It's really awesome what they're doing with it and I think that if they can find a way to do something similar with Star Wars, I will happily give Disney my first-born.
2012-10-30 07:25:32 PM  
1 vote:
wademh: Confabulat:
wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.

Aw, did you spend all your quality time playing in the mud like a real boy?

Mud, grass, trees, cactus, creeks, frogs, turtles, fish, yeah, that sort of thing. Not only could we drink from a garden hose, we could drink out of a neighbor's garden hose and nobody called child protective services.

I'm trying to emphathize, really I am. But not having been a slave, I don't understand how scary it is to have your current master sell you to the next one.

And yet here you are, spending your time on a short attention span blog whose lifeblood is the encyclopaedic familiarity of its readers with all aspects of transient culture, pop and otherwise.
2012-10-30 07:19:18 PM  
1 vote:

jshine: MC O'Brien: xdedd: Mark Hamill as an aging Luke Skywalker who's now head of the Jedi Council...teaming up one more time with Harrison Ford as an aging Han Solo to defeat the last remnants of the Empire...

I'd watch the shiat out of that!

Yep.

...but isn't the Empire only scary because it is massive and unstoppable? A few scattered remnants would not be a credible enemy -- like comparing the real Nazis with a few "Illinois Nazis".

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vs.
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It makes sense, though.

Large sections of the galaxy watched the Republic erode and finally crumble over the course of a century. The Empire came along and kept the space-lanes free of pirates, got the interstellar corporations in line to where they weren't blockading planets, and brought peace to the galaxy. They didn't know anything about the Sith, and the Rebels were just causing trouble anyway. Even if the Emperor is gone, the oversector still runs pretty well with the Grand Moff, and this "New Republic" doesn't seem to be any better than the old one.

Just because it's a space opera doesn't mean it can't have a little depth and subtlety in its fluff.
2012-10-30 07:18:59 PM  
1 vote:

Virtual Pariah: 2 questions:
1. Does this purchase include Lucasarts (gaming division)?
2. Is ILM part of the purchase?


Yes, it does. From the Press Release

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Founded by George Lucas in 1971, Lucasfilm is a privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motion-picture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated content for film and television, as well as visual effects for feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
2012-10-30 07:16:24 PM  
1 vote:

Valiente: Lucas will be the world's wealthiest washed-up midget. Like Bridget, only with a worse record of delivering decent work.


What have you got against Bridget?

www.webcomicsnation.com
2012-10-30 07:16:15 PM  
1 vote:
This has the potential for some good things.

Normally, I'd say that this type of monopoly is bad for the industry, but, SW has been so abused by Lucas with the prequels that new owners could only improve the product.

Probably what I'd do first is remake the original series shot for shot using Pixar's talents. Then start an animated sequel using the original voices.

Create a weekly Boba Fett series for TV and Add Leia to the official "Disney Princess" line.

2 questions:
1. Does this purchase include Lucasarts (gaming division)?
2. Is ILM part of the purchase?
2012-10-30 07:03:58 PM  
1 vote:
Good, I'm still in time to tell the self-righteous hipsters who think it's cool to hate the Thrawn Trilogy and the Expanded Universe because it doesn't live up to their supposed standards.

I enjoyed reading them when I was 13-16, and I enjoyed re-reading them over the last couple of years. They're great stories, and often have better characters than the ones Lucas wrote for the movies. Cry about the mad Jedi master close with an extra vowel in his name, C'Baoth was far better than Jar-Jar, Watto, the Nemoidians, or General Greivous.
2012-10-30 06:59:56 PM  
1 vote:

Handsome B. Wonderful: Timothy Zahn is a hack writer who relies heavily on coincidences to solve his plotting, and the Thrawn books were only awesome when you were 13.


cdn3.sbnation.com
2012-10-30 06:57:49 PM  
1 vote:

President Merkin Muffley: Ricardo Klement: Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

[www.bitlogic.com image 638x277]

You can get right the fark out with that shiat.

That film was a masterpiece.


When I was a child, and saw it when it came out, I loved it. I didn't really understand why everyone hated it. I recently watched it for the second time.

It was every bit as awful as people generally felt.

I do, however, think that it's a prime candidate for an incredible remake, as the premise and general plot is so rich... just imagine it in the hands of Joss Whedon. But Disney was so traumatized by the experience, I'd be surprised if they even admit to themselves it exists.
2012-10-30 06:52:10 PM  
1 vote:

Ricardo Klement: Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

[www.bitlogic.com image 638x277]


You can get right the fark out with that shiat.

That film was a masterpiece.
2012-10-30 06:50:38 PM  
1 vote:

wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


And now you hang out with them on the internet!
2012-10-30 06:49:10 PM  
1 vote:

wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


Aw, did you spend all your quality time playing in the mud like a real boy?
2012-10-30 06:42:47 PM  
1 vote:
www.gearfuse.com

AWT WAST WEEGH WIW WRAVEEW ARZELVEZ TOO DAH JEWDIE! AWT WAZT WEE WIW HAWWV AWR WEWENJE!
2012-10-30 06:42:04 PM  
1 vote:
Disney would score if they made the Timothy Zahn Thrawn Trilogy, which I've always considered to be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.
2012-10-30 06:40:30 PM  
1 vote:
After how they royally screwed Marvel with their deal, the gloom and doom in this thread is warranted completely!

Oh wait, they made a series of really good, non-Disney-feeling Marvel movies culminating in a masterpiece Averngers movie.

So cry about this if you want, I, for one, am excited. I want more Star Wars, and I think Disney is less likely to go Jar-Jar Binks then Lucas himself is these days.
2012-10-30 06:29:50 PM  
1 vote:
Oh no... They will deliver more awful projects, like those hideous Pixar movies or those terrible Marvel related films...

If Tartakovsky's Clone Wars proved anything, is that Star Wars is better without Lucas involvement...

/I believe in the Almighty God Mouse...
2012-10-30 06:28:58 PM  
1 vote:
Witty snark about how Mr. Lucas will weaponize the moon with the money.

also...
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2012-10-30 06:28:35 PM  
1 vote:

Eddie T. Head: since I was beaten to it. . .

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/hot like Tatooine.

  

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2012-10-30 06:20:19 PM  
1 vote:
Kathleen Kennedy, co-chairman of LucasFilm, will report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn.

www.club-hells-bells.co.uk

Assume the position, Kathy. The safe word is "Garsh!"
2012-10-30 06:18:49 PM  
1 vote:

FinFangFark: 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.


Hasbro is still licensed to make Star Wars action figures, I don't necessarily see any reason for this to effect that. They also make the figures and other stuff for Marvel movies and more. Mattel makes a lot of other Disney stuff (Cars, Disney princesses dolls) but they seem to suck at making action figures so I hope they continue working with Hasbro too, especially for Marvel stuff.

Lego also recently renewed their licensing agreement for Star Wars, so they will keep making building sets for at least a few more years. Again, Lego also makes Marvel themed sets including Avengers, and they have Disney themed sets too.

I could see them trying to take Star Wars back from Dark Horse when their deal expires and bringing it back to Marvel since that would effect their profits directly.
2012-10-30 06:17:44 PM  
1 vote:
A scene a few moments ago and not so far away:


Disney: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you.
[pauses]
Disney: Lucas, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring more crap to the galaxy.
Lucas: I'll never join you!
Disney: If you only knew the power of the Disney. Pixar never told you what happened to your daddy.
Lucas: He told me enough! He told me *you* killed him!
Disney: No. *I* am your daddy.
Lucas: No. No. That's not true. That's impossible!
Disney: Search your feelings, you *know* it to be true!
Lucas (and the millions of SW fans everywhere): [anguished] No! No!
2012-10-30 06:16:56 PM  
1 vote:

hypocaffeinemia: BlippityBleep: joeflood: Disney has a monopoly on culture. This is bad.

nonono there's still professional sports. truly we are at the apex of what it is to be a society.

ESPN is Disney, too.


And ABC. Miramax (from 1993 to 2010). Buena Vista.

Disney released Pulp Fiction and The Golden Girls.
2012-10-30 06:15:49 PM  
1 vote:
1.bp.blogspot.com
Iiiiiit's a small Empire aaaaaaafter all.......................
2012-10-30 06:14:37 PM  
1 vote:

BlippityBleep: joeflood: Disney has a monopoly on culture. This is bad.

nonono there's still professional sports. truly we are at the apex of what it is to be a society.


What Disney getting into professional sports may look like:
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2012-10-30 06:13:47 PM  
1 vote:
nooooooooooooooo.com
2012-10-30 06:08:43 PM  
1 vote:
Finally we'll get that long-awaited Star Wars/Avengers/Mickey Mouse crossover movie.
2012-10-30 06:08:33 PM  
1 vote:
Please, no re-boots. Make the story take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi with the original actors. They should all have kids now. A new danger could be threatening the Rebels. Just make it good, please.
2012-10-30 06:08:05 PM  
1 vote:
Disney has a monopoly on culture. This is bad.
2012-10-30 06:08:00 PM  
1 vote:
I demand an anti-trust suit! It was bad enough when they got Winnie the Pooh.

Actually, I think a reform of the copyright law would be a better solution. I think there should be a tax on copyrights. You could calculate the value of the tax based on the copyrights previous earnings. If you chose not to pay the tax the work goes public domain. You could set a low exemption level, so copyrights wouldn't expire on things that were never widely published until the death of the author, and you could extend the rights beyond death by whoever is willed the rights continuing to pay the tax. The result? More stuff in the public domain for consumers. More stuff in the public domain for people who want to do treatments of classics. More tax revenue. More creativity. People can keep copyrights if they want them and it's not difficult to do so as long as the franchise is making money, but if you are screwing up the franchise it becomes more and more of a burden to keep it.
2012-10-30 06:07:28 PM  
1 vote:
Re: Headline

At least it's better than Lucasfilm's slogan: We destroy your childhood.

/amirite?
2012-10-30 06:06:34 PM  
1 vote:

No Line For Beer: So it looks like they get Lucasfilms, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasarts, their respective IP rights, plus all future distribution rights. (Fox retains distribution on the orignal six films and all three Indiana Jones films.) DarkHorse continues to make Star Wars comics until the current contract expires and Cartoon Network gets to keep Clone Wars.

I'm fascinated with the ILM deals and to a lesser extent the DarkHorse (subsidiarty of DC) and Cartoon Network (Time Warner). Much like the Marvel at Universal Studios deal, Disney is going to be making money off their competitors' products. This might take some of the sting out of paying Sony every time they press a BluRay disc



Um, Dark Horse comics is owned by a guy named Mike Richardson, and has no big corporate ties whatsoever, except for all the deals in place where they license out characters like Buffy and the Star Wars characters for comics.

Of course, it's pretty much a given that Star Wars will come back home to Marvel after the current license runs out.
2012-10-30 06:06:07 PM  
1 vote:

The_Homeless_Guy: He's just as bad as song of the south.


On a side note I was at a Flea Market this weekend that was selling Bootleg DVDs of Song of the South for $20 each I almost bought one.
2012-10-30 06:05:30 PM  
1 vote:
My vote is to base the new flicks off Star Wars: Legacy, myself. Give us Cade Skywalker!
2012-10-30 06:04:28 PM  
1 vote:

HoleChicken: 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 theme park.

ZOMG

With a cantina bar for the adults?



Don't forget the Character dinner with Darth Vader and Lando...
2012-10-30 06:03:42 PM  
1 vote:
Always had a feeling The Mouse was more powerful than the Emperor.
2012-10-30 06:03:05 PM  
1 vote:

wildcardjack: 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.


Will this mean that Disney will eliminate Jar Jar Binks? He's just as bad as song of the south.
2012-10-30 06:02:54 PM  
1 vote:

Vertdang: RevMercutio: Vertdang: 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.

Lucasfilm was the parent company.

Originally yes, but I'm almost positive that I read that they're now seperate entities. I'm checking teh googles


The answer is on ILM's site: "Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd."
2012-10-30 06:02:21 PM  
1 vote:
So it looks like they get Lucasfilms, Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasarts, their respective IP rights, plus all future distribution rights. (Fox retains distribution on the orignal six films and all three Indiana Jones films.) DarkHorse continues to make Star Wars comics until the current contract expires and Cartoon Network gets to keep Clone Wars.

I'm fascinated with the ILM deals and to a lesser extent the DarkHorse (subsidiarty of DC) and Cartoon Network (Time Warner). Much like the Marvel at Universal Studios deal, Disney is going to be making money off their competitors' products. This might take some of the sting out of paying Sony every time they press a BluRay disc

/Yes, there are only three, Morgan.
2012-10-30 06:02:12 PM  
1 vote:

jdjoker: chewielouie: 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.

I don't think that analogy works. Pixar and Marvel are fine because Disney is staying out of the way creatively, therefore Disney buying Lucasfilm is good because they'll also stay out of the way?

I thought the chief complaint about Lucasfilm is that their golden goose IP (the Star Wars films) was poorly handled starting about 15 years ago. Ergo, if Disney lets them be, we get more prequel-level material in writing, direction, and acting.


No.

George Lucas was the problem with the way the prequels were handled.

George Lucas is no longer a factor.

So, logically, we don't know just what Lucasfilm could do with a Star Wars film that doesn't have the evil Emperor lording over things.
2012-10-30 05:59:59 PM  
1 vote:

chewielouie: 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.


I don't think that analogy works. Pixar and Marvel are fine because Disney is staying out of the way creatively, therefore Disney buying Lucasfilm is good because they'll also stay out of the way?

I thought the chief complaint about Lucasfilm is that their golden goose IP (the Star Wars films) was poorly handled starting about 15 years ago. Ergo, if Disney lets them be, we get more prequel-level material in writing, direction, and acting.
2012-10-30 05:59:43 PM  
1 vote:
How could they possibly f*ck this up than Lucas himself did with the Prequels and constant tweaks for every reissue?
2012-10-30 05:57:42 PM  
1 vote:
i269.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 05:53:16 PM  
1 vote:

Tommy Moo: Do you people actually imagine that Disney will handle the franchise worse than Lucas? How could that even be possible?

You know Disney produced The Avengers, right? That movie was a gory, hilarious, mature, PG-13 mess.


Yeah, four years into the deal, and Disney hasn't mousefied Marvel. Hell, they've even let Marvel Comics and Joey Q keep shiatting themselves and flinging the result onto pages to\ print.
2012-10-30 05:52:32 PM  
1 vote:
I'm 110% positive that the new movies will be completely new stories and all of that EU bullshiat becomes no longer canon.
2012-10-30 05:51:26 PM  
1 vote:

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


So, wait, Pixar + ILM under the same roof?

That's almost more exciting than anything else.
2012-10-30 05:51:22 PM  
1 vote:
Do you people actually imagine that Disney will handle the franchise worse than Lucas? How could that even be possible?

You know Disney produced The Avengers, right? That movie was a gory, hilarious, mature, PG-13 mess.
2012-10-30 05:51:12 PM  
1 vote:

IlGreven: Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the newest Disney Princess:

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]


People are going absolutely nuts that Leia is the new Disney Princess.
2012-10-30 05:50:18 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:49:37 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:49:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:47:19 PM  
1 vote:
I have every reason to believe Disney will fark this up.

Disney, do NOT. Fark. This. Up.
2012-10-30 05:42:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:42:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:42:09 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:40:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:39:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:38:07 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:37:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:37:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:34:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:34:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:33:53 PM  
1 vote:
Sith Lord will be
1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-30 05:30:54 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:30:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:29:59 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-10-30 05:29:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:29:29 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:29:22 PM  
1 vote:
i47.tinypic.com
2012-10-30 05:28:50 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:28:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:28:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:27:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:26:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:26:14 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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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 05:25:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:25:24 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-10-30 05:25:03 PM  
1 vote:
The Expanded Universe is dead now, though I think it was officially uncanonized awhile a go.
2012-10-30 05:24:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:23:58 PM  
1 vote:
Pod Racer rollercoaster at Disneyland? Hell yeah!
2012-10-30 05:23:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:23:04 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:21:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:21:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:19:21 PM  
1 vote:
Now all Disney has to do is buy Henson and our childhood's journey towards the dark side will be complete.
2012-10-30 05:18:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:16:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:16:03 PM  
1 vote:
They got ILM and Skywalker Sound as part of the deal as well? That's a damn steal for $4 billion.
2012-10-30 05:15:39 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:15:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:13:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:12:18 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:11:43 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:10:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:09:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:09:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:08:16 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:06:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:04:43 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:04:38 PM  
1 vote:
Welcome to Mickey Mouse Media-Conglomerate, inc.

Where the entertainment is crap and your childhood doesn't matter.
2012-10-30 05:01:25 PM  
1 vote:

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

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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 05:00:30 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:59:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:57:22 PM  
1 vote:
I can already see an upside to this:

KotOR with Kate Beckinsale as Bastilla Shan

/in my bunk
2012-10-30 04:56:25 PM  
1 vote:
Fox Studios must be pissed.
2012-10-30 04:55:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:53:52 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:53:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:53:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:52:56 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:52:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:51:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:50:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:50:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:49:37 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:49:08 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:48:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:45:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:44:32 PM  
1 vote:
whiskey tango foxtrot, over
2012-10-30 04:43:56 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:43:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:42:39 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:42:36 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:41:43 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:41:02 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:40:24 PM  
1 vote:
I really, REALLY hope that episodes 7, 8, and 9 end up being Timothy Zhan's "Thrawn" trilogy.
2012-10-30 04:39:41 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:38:59 PM  
1 vote:
so when does EA buy them both?
2012-10-30 04:38:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:38:42 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:38:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:38:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:37:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:37:31 PM  
1 vote:
NkThrasher:
Is anyone else chanting in their head "Thrawn! Thrawn! Thrawn!"?

Fookin' Thrawns!
2012-10-30 04:37:09 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:37:08 PM  
1 vote:
Space Mountain and Tomorrowland are going to get a very big facelift pretty soon :)
2012-10-30 04:36:44 PM  
1 vote:

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


Winnar
2012-10-30 04:36:24 PM  
1 vote:

Gunny Highway: *Cue canned Wilhelm scream*


There...
2012-10-30 04:36:08 PM  
1 vote:
I wonder what the red letter media guys are gonna say...
2012-10-30 04:35:49 PM  
1 vote:
So... Deadpool can kill Jar-Jar, and it'll be canon now?
2012-10-30 04:35:45 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:35:28 PM  
1 vote:
i53.photobucket.com
2012-10-30 04:34:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:34:13 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:33:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:32:42 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:32:22 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:30:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:43 PM  
1 vote:
Instead of Episode 7 I'd rather see them redo 1, 2 and 3.
2012-10-30 04:30:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:30:15 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:29:54 PM  
1 vote:
Time for the gritty reboot of the series.
2012-10-30 04:29:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:28:00 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:26:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:25:58 PM  
1 vote:
This was not the Acquisition we were looking for.
2012-10-30 04:25:26 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:24:48 PM  
1 vote:
I've Got A Bad Feeling About This™.
2012-10-30 04:24:26 PM  
1 vote:
Since Indy was owned by LucasFilm, that franchise is rescued as well!
2012-10-30 04:24:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:23:19 PM  
1 vote:
Does this mean we can look forward to a Howard the Duck reboot?
2012-10-30 04:23:11 PM  
1 vote:
nooooooooooooooo.com

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

/seriously, this is how it feels.
2012-10-30 04:23:08 PM  
1 vote:

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


and choked on their sponsored happy meals.
2012-10-30 04:23:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:22:58 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
Finally we can be assured of getting star wars 7,8 and 9.
2012-10-30 04:22:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:21:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:21:42 PM  
1 vote:
www.floodwerks.com

That poor childhood.
2012-10-30 04:21:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:21:07 PM  
1 vote:
"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 04:21:05 PM  
1 vote:
Hopefully it will mean a section in the Magic Kingdom just for Star Wars, and not some lame-ass Avatar land.
2012-10-30 04:20:39 PM  
1 vote:
Lucas will be the world's wealthiest washed-up midget. Like Bridget, only with a worse record of delivering decent work.
2012-10-30 04:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
*Cue canned scream*
2012-10-30 04:19:19 PM  
1 vote:
FARK ME! WOW.
 
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