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2012-11-14 09:14:04 PM  
When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.
 
2012-11-14 09:25:56 PM  
Will the princess sing in THIS one... Finally?
 
2012-11-14 09:29:28 PM  
If I'm reading correctly, there are going to be 2-3 LucasFilm movies a year, not Star Wars movies. It'll be like most other production companies. I can't imagine they'll go beyond the three-year time period the other trilogies set. Maybe every other year now that they have the Disney muscle
 
2012-11-14 09:30:43 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Will the princess sing in THIS one... Finally?


Sure.. Why not?
 
2012-11-14 10:16:59 PM  
They need a return on that 4 billion dollar investment
 
2012-11-14 10:17:08 PM  
Achieving the quality of writing of the first three is easy. It's building a machine to reverse-age all the manchild fanboize back to six years old so that the movies are a huge, mind-shattering cultural event that is going to be hard.
 
2012-11-14 10:23:00 PM  
What you wish for, careful, you should be.
 
2012-11-14 10:23:54 PM  
I only hope the "bringing Darth Vader back" is a rumor.
 
2012-11-14 10:26:32 PM  
If this means a live action KotOR, I'm okay with this.

/Kate Beckinsale was born to play Bastila Shan
 
2012-11-14 10:28:04 PM  

EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-14 10:28:05 PM  
Ok the real question we need to ask is who should be selected for the lead roles? I hear the tradition is to avoid big names. So:

I'll suggest Alexander Ludwig for Luke as he looks somewhat similar. Or maybe Jonathan Lipnicky.

I'm not sure about Han but maybe Logan Lerman. He seems to have a sort of natural smirk to his features.

Princess Leia..um...Emma stone?
 
2012-11-14 10:28:14 PM  
img404.imageshack.us
 
2012-11-14 10:33:55 PM  
Um, yeah, this was news 2-3 weeks ago when they announced it.

Maybe subby should crawl out from under that rock more often.
 
2012-11-14 10:35:17 PM  

ArkAngel: If I'm reading correctly, there are going to be 2-3 LucasFilm movies a year, not Star Wars movies. It'll be like most other production companies. I can't imagine they'll go beyond the three-year time period the other trilogies set. Maybe every other year now that they have the Disney muscle


blessthe40oz.com

You are reading correctly. This is much derp about nothing.
 
2012-11-14 10:35:17 PM  
I'd be interested in seeing one of Stackpole's books come to the big screen.

/yes, I have the hots for Corran Horn, why do you ask?
 
2012-11-14 10:35:40 PM  
It would be pretty simple to make two-three movies a year all set in the Star Wars universe by having multiple production teams working on them simulutaniously. It becomes even easier if you make them in groups of three with the same characters and film them like Peter Jackson did the LotR films. Have three teams doing that in a cycle and it would be easy to pump out three films a year, once you get going.

Isn't Marvel already doing something similar with the Avengers-based movies?
 
2012-11-14 10:37:38 PM  

EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.


Since Disney took over Marvel Studios, they've stuck to the 3 a year schedule and they've been usually very good with one amazing movie and one terrible one. The movies, with their Rotten Tomatoes rating:

2010: Iron Man 2 (75%)
2011: X-Men: First Class (87%), Thor (77%), Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)
2012: The Avengers (92%), The Amazing Spider-Man (73%), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (18%)

I don't get where the hate is coming from. Disney's track record with Marvel Studios has been shockingly, amazingly good. They took hit-or-miss super hero genre and kicked some incredible ass with it.

Plus, here's the kicker -- they all were amazing financial successes, even Ghost Rider. Every single one of them had a box office gross which more than doubled the cost to make the movies. Those 7 movies cost a combined $1.1 billion to make but grossed a total of around $4.2 billion in box office receipts.
 
2012-11-14 10:38:56 PM  

Zombie DJ: I only hope the "bringing Darth Vader back" is a rumor.


I have no evidence to back up the following opinion, but I guarantee that will happen. I can just see a boardroom of idiots patting each other on the back over how clever they are. Why waste time creating a new story when you can milk the shiat out of something.

/Darth Vader is just Anakins mind at the current state transferred into a cyborg, his actual body was cloned and repaired over these last years.

//now it's up to Anakin to stop his dark half with his son. Introducing Will Smith's kid as Luke Skywalker featuring Will Smith as Lando.
 
2012-11-14 10:41:33 PM  
As long as they leave out the attempts to make C3PO and R2D2 be the galactic representatives of Abbott & Costello, then it will be OK.

Lucas can DIAF.
 
2012-11-14 10:49:10 PM  

meanmutton: EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.

Since Disney took over Marvel Studios, they've stuck to the 3 a year schedule and they've been usually very good with one amazing movie and one terrible one. The movies, with their Rotten Tomatoes rating:

2010: Iron Man 2 (75%)
2011: X-Men: First Class (87%), Thor (77%), Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)
2012: The Avengers (92%), The Amazing Spider-Man (73%), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (18%)

I don't get where the hate is coming from. Disney's track record with Marvel Studios has been shockingly, amazingly good. They took hit-or-miss super hero genre and kicked some incredible ass with it.

Plus, here's the kicker -- they all were amazing financial successes, even Ghost Rider. Every single one of them had a box office gross which more than doubled the cost to make the movies. Those 7 movies cost a combined $1.1 billion to make but grossed a total of around $4.2 billion in box office receipts.


spidey is still with sony, btw.
 
2012-11-14 10:49:52 PM  

ArkAngel: If I'm reading correctly, there are going to be 2-3 LucasFilm movies a year, not Star Wars movies. It'll be like most other production companies. I can't imagine they'll go beyond the three-year time period the other trilogies set. Maybe every other year now that they have the Disney muscle


Again, people, READ THIS GUY'S COMMENT. It's LUCASFILM projects, not Star Wars movies alone. This is headline fail at it's very worst. Leave it to Gawker to rile up people.
 
2012-11-14 10:52:07 PM  
What's the big deal? Were any of the prequel episodes any good? I didn't really care for any of them. I don't know if that was because they were worse than the originals or because I wasn't watching them as a child anymore.
 
2012-11-14 10:54:23 PM  
dl.dropbox.com

Shadow Blasko: Vodka Zombie: Will the princess sing in THIS one... Finally?

Sure.. Why not?


Something tells me if the real Lieah was in that video, lots of bones would be broken.

2012-10-16 23.09.32.jpg


/She never struck me as the girly type.
/Mostly on the chin and in the groin.
 
2012-11-14 10:57:37 PM  

EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.


At least that's better than anything Lucas put out since 1989 (I'm giving him Last Crusade).
 
2012-11-14 10:58:42 PM  
I heard that they were going replace Watto with Tinkerbell.
 
2012-11-14 10:58:52 PM  
Howard the Duck Trilogy or the whole disney thing is worthless
 
2012-11-14 10:59:30 PM  
The worst part of Star Wars VII is going to be seeing Carrie Fisher in her old slave Leia costume.
 
2012-11-14 11:00:53 PM  

meanmutton: EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.

Since Disney took over Marvel Studios, they've stuck to the 3 a year schedule and they've been usually very good with one amazing movie and one terrible one. The movies, with their Rotten Tomatoes rating:

2010: Iron Man 2 (75%)
2011: X-Men: First Class (87%), Thor (77%), Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)
2012: The Avengers (92%), The Amazing Spider-Man (73%), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (18%)

I don't get where the hate is coming from. Disney's track record with Marvel Studios has been shockingly, amazingly good. They took hit-or-miss super hero genre and kicked some incredible ass with it.

Plus, here's the kicker -- they all were amazing financial successes, even Ghost Rider. Every single one of them had a box office gross which more than doubled the cost to make the movies. Those 7 movies cost a combined $1.1 billion to make but grossed a total of around $4.2 billion in box office receipts.


Your observation would hold water IF the movies not in bold above were produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Disney. Unfortunately, as we keep pointing out, the film rights for Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Ghost Rider are not owned by Marvel Studios/Disney.

So only the titles in bold, above, are Disney releases. Each one of those has been "Fresh" on RT and generally liked by the fans.

You can't factor in the success/failure of films by Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, or Columbia/Hyde Park when talking about Disney's success rate with Marvel properties. Disney had nothing to do with the success or failure of any X-Men, Spider-Man, or Ghost Rider movies, just as they'll have nothing to do with the success or failure of Sony's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
 
2012-11-14 11:01:06 PM  

madgonad: If this means a live action KotOR, I'm okay with this.

/Kate Beckinsale was born to play Bastila Shan


And bill Pullman as Carth. Might be too old now though
 
2012-11-14 11:03:26 PM  
Sorry, my mistake.. It's 20th Century Fox that has the Fantastic Four.
 
2012-11-14 11:07:10 PM  
You know...

I don't care.

Do one movie a month. Do Barbie style CGI Star Wars princess straight to DVD movies. Do Mickey in Star Wars universe specials... I don't give a rat's ass anymore.

You know that guy who waited for a new Star Wars movie every year since 1983. That was me. I never took a break. Every Star Wars TV show, toon, computer game, RPG, comic, book... 10 years ago I would be the guy on the internet who'd write a 1000 essay why the Disney buyout would suck. But then I remember going ooh ahh at the sucky cutscenes in the first X-Wing sim.

So you know what?

EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.


THIS

Having that amount of Star Wars material? I'm happy to ignore the 80% sucky, cash-grabbing material if we have 20% serviceable material storywise once a year.
 
2012-11-14 11:09:41 PM  

Aboleth: You know...

I don't care.

Do one movie a month. Do Barbie style CGI Star Wars princess straight to DVD movies. Do Mickey in Star Wars universe specials... I don't give a rat's ass anymore.

You know that guy who waited for a new Star Wars movie every year since 1983. That was me. I never took a break. Every Star Wars TV show, toon, computer game, RPG, comic, book... 10 years ago I would be the guy on the internet who'd write a 1000 essay why the Disney buyout would suck. But then I remember going ooh ahh at the sucky cutscenes in the first X-Wing sim.

So you know what?

EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.

THIS

Having that amount of Star Wars material? I'm happy to ignore the 80% sucky, cash-grabbing material if we have 20% serviceable material storywise once a year.


To be fair, a good chunk of the computer games were good.
 
2012-11-14 11:11:30 PM  
biatch away but all the homos will be standing in line for every one.
 
2012-11-14 11:11:55 PM  

thecpt: madgonad: If this means a live action KotOR, I'm okay with this.

/Kate Beckinsale was born to play Bastila Shan

And bill Pullman as Carth. Might be too old now though


Carth isn't supposed to be that young. Remember, his son was a young adult at the Sith Academy.
 
2012-11-14 11:14:57 PM  

MrEricSir: The worst part of Star Wars VII is going to be seeing Carrie Fisher in her old slave Leia costume.


You're more likely to see her naked than wearing a metal bikini.

Her home is right next to a nude beach.
 
2012-11-14 11:21:05 PM  
So if these are Lucasfilm movies does that include Indy and Any of the Amazing Stories IP's?

If so, that may be a good thing.

Could always do
New Star Wars
New Indy
New Amazing Story

Rinse and Repeat every 3 years.
 
2012-11-14 11:26:29 PM  
3 or 4 LucasArts movies a year?

so first year we will get:

SW Episode VII,
Mudd Jones and the Mystery at Mount Rushmore,
Tron: LEGOS
and
Full Throttle: Renegade

I'm sure at least one of them will be cool.
 
2012-11-14 11:26:48 PM  
Possible Lucasfilm properties that could potentially become movies, TV shows, or other media:

Maniac Mansion
Indiana Jones (co-owned, but still...)
The Secret of Monkey Island
Outlaws
Zak McKracken
Loom
Full Throttle
The Dig
Grim Fandango
American Graffiti
Labyrinth (co-owned with Henson, I believe)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Willow


Now, almost ANY of these properties would be good material for an animated or live-action film. Add Pixar to the mix, and you have the potential for a really kick-ass Grim Fandango movie, or an awesome Day of the Tentacle flick. Consider the fact that Disney already owns the Muppets, and you have the possibility of a new Labyrinth film. Consider the fact that Warwick Davis likes being paid to act and is probably sick of doing Leprechaun sequels, and you have the chance to see a new Willow movie.

The point is that Disney doesn't necessarily have to stick to Star Wars movies 2 or 3 times a year. They have a lot of IP to draw from with this deal, I'm sure, and they have some creative folks who can do great things with these properties.
 
2012-11-14 11:27:01 PM  

SuperT: meanmutton: EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.

Since Disney took over Marvel Studios, they've stuck to the 3 a year schedule and they've been usually very good with one amazing movie and one terrible one. The movies, with their Rotten Tomatoes rating:

2010: Iron Man 2 (75%)
2011: X-Men: First Class (87%), Thor (77%), Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)
2012: The Avengers (92%), The Amazing Spider-Man (73%), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (18%)

I don't get where the hate is coming from. Disney's track record with Marvel Studios has been shockingly, amazingly good. They took hit-or-miss super hero genre and kicked some incredible ass with it.

Plus, here's the kicker -- they all were amazing financial successes, even Ghost Rider. Every single one of them had a box office gross which more than doubled the cost to make the movies. Those 7 movies cost a combined $1.1 billion to make but grossed a total of around $4.2 billion in box office receipts.

spidey is still with sony, btw.


IMDB says:

Production Companies
Columbia Pictures (presents)
Laura Ziskin Productions
Marvel Enterprises
Marvel Studios

Sony was the distributor according to IMDB. Honestly, I have no clue.
 
2012-11-14 11:30:27 PM  

ThatDarkFellow:

//now it's up to Anakin to stop his dark half with his son. Introducing Will Smith's kid as Luke Skywalker featuring Will Smith as Lando.


fark you.
 
2012-11-14 11:31:44 PM  

ZeroCorpse: meanmutton: EvilEgg: When you are producing that many films one or two turn out to be great. Most turn out horrible, a few turn out okay. So it won't be like you are getting fewer good films, it's just that you'll have wade through a mountain of trash.

Since Disney took over Marvel Studios, they've stuck to the 3 a year schedule and they've been usually very good with one amazing movie and one terrible one. The movies, with their Rotten Tomatoes rating:

2010: Iron Man 2 (75%)
2011: X-Men: First Class (87%), Thor (77%), Captain America: The First Avenger (79%)
2012: The Avengers (92%), The Amazing Spider-Man (73%), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (18%)

I don't get where the hate is coming from. Disney's track record with Marvel Studios has been shockingly, amazingly good. They took hit-or-miss super hero genre and kicked some incredible ass with it.

Plus, here's the kicker -- they all were amazing financial successes, even Ghost Rider. Every single one of them had a box office gross which more than doubled the cost to make the movies. Those 7 movies cost a combined $1.1 billion to make but grossed a total of around $4.2 billion in box office receipts.

Your observation would hold water IF the movies not in bold above were produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Disney. Unfortunately, as we keep pointing out, the film rights for Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Ghost Rider are not owned by Marvel Studios/Disney.

So only the titles in bold, above, are Disney releases. Each one of those has been "Fresh" on RT and generally liked by the fans.

You can't factor in the success/failure of films by Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, or Columbia/Hyde Park when talking about Disney's success rate with Marvel properties. Disney had nothing to do with the success or failure of any X-Men, Spider-Man, or Ghost Rider movies, just as they'll have nothing to do with the success or failure of Sony's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.


My list came from wikipedia's list of movies produced or co-produced by Marvel Studios since the take-over.
 
2012-11-14 11:31:59 PM  
Hopefully now we'll find out what the Freelance Police actually got with all of those skeeball tickets.

/a little bit obscure
 
2012-11-14 11:35:05 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Consider the fact that Warwick Davis likes being paid to act and is probably sick of doing Leprechaun sequels, and you have the chance to see a new Willow movie.


Oh god, I'd love another Willow movie. And then I'm 100% sure I'd be super disappointed with the new Willow. That movie was SO GOOD.
 
2012-11-14 11:35:33 PM  
I think the police academy universe would fit nicely in the Disney portfolio.
 
2012-11-14 11:39:23 PM  

madgonad: thecpt: madgonad: If this means a live action KotOR, I'm okay with this.

/Kate Beckinsale was born to play Bastila Shan

And bill Pullman as Carth. Might be too old now though

Carth isn't supposed to be that young. Remember, his son was a young adult at the Sith Academy.


Yeah I forgot about that plot point. He might be able to pull it off with some good makeup and physique making wardrobe. Still have to cast jolee, the voice for hk, Malik, and gang but those two would be a good start.

/forget how much I loved that game at times. Still able to remember the names
 
2012-11-14 11:41:23 PM  

VTGremlin: ZeroCorpse: Consider the fact that Warwick Davis likes being paid to act and is probably sick of doing Leprechaun sequels, and you have the chance to see a new Willow movie.

Oh god, I'd love another Willow movie. And then I'm 100% sure I'd be super disappointed with the new Willow. That movie was SO GOOD.


We gotta recast Mad Martigan though... Val won't fit into a crossroads cage anymore.

Maybe Taylor Kitsch or Channing Tatum or one of those other young actors with retarded names that all look and sound the same to me?

/seriously though, 'yes' to another willow
 
2012-11-14 11:44:43 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Achieving the quality of writing of the first three is easy. It's building a machine to reverse-age all the manchild fanboize back to six years old so that the movies are a huge, mind-shattering cultural event that is going to be hard.


Or... keep Lucas as far away from the projects as is possible. I mean either way works but mine doesn't not require time machines, Doc Brown or risk a nasty case of Terminators.

I'm still wondering why the pod racers sounded like they had angry wasps in can's for engines rather than sounding more... well... like the jet engines they appeared to be.
 
2012-11-15 12:02:31 AM  
AS LONG AS WE GET ANOTHER EWOK MOVIE. DAMNIT.
 
2012-11-15 12:04:09 AM  
Day of the Tentacle colon movie film for theaters.

Book it. Done.
 
2012-11-15 12:04:27 AM  
Tyler Perry's Star War's Family Reunion featuring Tyler Perry
 
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