Disney Acquires Lucasfilm

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Well, looks like reality is tearing itself apart, I'll be surprised if this ends well.

So if Mickey had a Death Star would he use it to destroy the planet Pluto?

Berithil:
Episode 7?

.....

Well.... That's... Um....

Not sure if this is really good, or really bad. On one hand, Disney might actually make Star Wars good again. On the other, do we really need ANOTHER Star Wars movie?

I'm so conflicted. I need to ponder this.

Captcha: Who, What, Where? My confusion matches yours, captcha.

xedobubble:

Unrelated: Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts. Please. Oh god please.

Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts? Oh, the mind-blowing potential...

O.o

Holy Shit.

No, think about it! Star Wars and Indiana Jones (they are both owned by Lucas Film, right?) in Kingdom Hearts. The Secret Boss in Kingdom Hearts 3: A Team-up Battle with Riku and Sora against Indy's Kid and Jar Jar Binks.

Oh, man I can see the awesomeness already.

I hope this means 'The Clone Wars' gets another season and some new, GOOD, Star Wars games finally get made!

I just feel sad about this, I want hope, but it just makes me sad.

el_kabong:
This is awesome and terrible at the same time. I predict fan-boy moaning about how Lucas shouldn't have sold. Then retorts that those same fan-boys wanted Lucas to have his hands off the franchise.

Yep, I foresee massive amounts of hypocrisy to follow.

On the potential plus side: if Kingdom Hearts 3 ever comes out, I might get to fight Darth Vader in it

Soviet Heavy:
Well, there goes the Expanded Universe.

On one hand, Star Wars 7. On the other hand, what will it be about?

If it is the Thrawn Trilogy, all is forgiven, but since it won't be, I'm terrified.

Hey hey hey, the Yuuzhan Vong saga would be awesome too! Honestly though, I doubt they will do anything that they would have to bring back the original cast for. Because of that, they will probably do something in the future, after the Luke and friends have died, which leaves that movies ripe with possibilities.

OT: Kind of nervous, kind of excited, and very curious. I can't wait to see what the new film series will be about. It honestly could go either way at this point. Very interesting times for the Star Wars universe ahead, I gotta say. :P

Wow, I've seen some bad April Fools jokes but this take the...
What? It's not April, it's October?

It'll be interesting to see what any future movie will be like without Lucas (directly) tied to it. I'm curious as to how it'll relate to the masses of canon that's out there already.

For everyone thinking this may be a good thing, I have two words of caution for you:

Tron: Legacy

Look at how Disney handled the resurrection of one of their own tent-pole sci-fi franchises. I.E. throwing more money than the GDPs of some nations at advertising, marketing, and product franchising; all the while spending little to no effort or attention towards the actual quality of the film project.

Yeah, I don't know. For some reason, I don't foresee good things from this merger/buyout.

I guess you could say: I feel a disturbance...

Not that Lucas was doing much good with the franchise anyway. But then, I was never really THAT big a fan of Star Wars to begin with.

I hope this means that they'll actually do something with the loads of classic video games that they aren't doing anything with.

I want to play Grim Fandango, dammit!

Okay...well, Disney might make the Star Wars movie better. I mean, I didn't mind episodes 1, 2 and 3 that much...but they weren't that awesome compared to the original ones. The sequels. The old ones. Gah!

On the other hand, do we really need Star Wars 7? And I'm guessing there will be Star Wars 8 and 9? With...Luke old and with children and stuff? We all know the story continues after Return of the Jedi, what with Leia still having daddy issues and Luke getting married and stuff. But...I dunno. I'm not feeling it. Seems like overkill.

But time will tell, I guess.

Also, Star Wars with Kingdom Hearts! Come on, I bet Star Wars 7 will come out before KH3 anyway! You got the time! You got the technology! Make it happen!

BreakfastMan:

Soviet Heavy:
Well, there goes the Expanded Universe.

On one hand, Star Wars 7. On the other hand, what will it be about?

If it is the Thrawn Trilogy, all is forgiven, but since it won't be, I'm terrified.

Hey hey hey, the Yuuzhan Vong saga would be awesome too! Honestly though, I doubt they will do anything that they would have to bring back the original cast for. Because of that, they will probably do something in the future, after the Luke and friends have died, which leaves that movies ripe with possibilities.

OT: Kind of nervous, kind of excited, and very curious. I can't wait to see what the new film series will be about. It honestly could go either way at this point. Very interesting times for the Star Wars universe ahead, I gotta say. :P

Do you really think that DISNEY is going to make a Star Wars film about psychotic, genocidal masochists who look like a cross between The Thing and a fucking Terminator?

Awesome, I find this to be great news, Lucas was only bringing that company down with him. With Disney, at least they have a much greater chance of actually creating something worthwhile with the franchises then Lucas ever will. Seeing Star Wars movies without Lucas is something I've been wanting for ages now.

Vigormortis:
For everyone thinking this may be a good thing, I have two words of caution for you:

Tron: Legacy

Look at how Disney handled the resurrection of one of their own tent-pole sci-fi franchises.

I liked what they did with Tron Legacy, it stayed true to what the original started and I see it only getting better. Daft Punk and Tron was a good idea...

My recollection (from something I once read somewhere) that Lucas' original intention for Star Wars was that it would be a nine-part series, broken into three trilogies. So this may actually be in keeping with original intent.

And if Disney does indeed pay attention to original intent, then Kathleen Kennedy is someone I would trust to gently take Lucas' hand and explain to him "No George. Just leave it alone. It's fine the way it is," and possibly succeed.

I don't think this is a bad thing, at least not right now. Time and experience may change that, but I don't see a reason to fear yet.

(apart from the fact that mixing SW and Disney immediately brings to mind Mel Brooks as Yogurt expounding on the wonders of "Moichandising!")

Allow me to arrange my thoughts and phrase them as eloquently as possible:

What.

A 4th star wars movie? Wow, thought that series was done after the 3rd movie. Also please make a Knights of the Old Republic 3.

Suggestions:

Legacy: the adventures of Cade Skywalker against Darth Krayt (I want imperial Knights, dammit). Mark Hamil can return as an elderly Force Ghost (seeing as he died around the age of 140+).

Or the Coruscant Nights saga: The adventures of Jedi Knight Jax Pavan in the first few months of Imperial rule. James Earl Jones is the only returning cast member as Vader's voice.

Or Darth Bane! *squee*

BreakfastMan:

Soviet Heavy:
Well, there goes the Expanded Universe.

On one hand, Star Wars 7. On the other hand, what will it be about?

If it is the Thrawn Trilogy, all is forgiven, but since it won't be, I'm terrified.

Hey hey hey, the Yuuzhan Vong saga would be awesome too! Honestly though, I doubt they will do anything that they would have to bring back the original cast for. Because of that, they will probably do something in the future, after the Luke and friends have died, which leaves that movies ripe with possibilities.

OT: Kind of nervous, kind of excited, and very curious. I can't wait to see what the new film series will be about. It honestly could go either way at this point. Very interesting times for the Star Wars universe ahead, I gotta say. :P

On the other hand, who says they have to bring back the original cast? The prequels made do with replacement actors. Ewan McGregor is more Obi Wan in the popular consciousness now than Sir Alec Guiness is.

OT:image my reaction.

I'm just not sure about this. I guess it could be a good thing, since it may mean Mr. Lucas is theoretically no longer blocking a transfer of the original cuts, and the live action TV series now has a chance of finally coming out as an ABC original series, but on the other hand, what's Star Wars without George Lucas in some sort of conceptual role? I'd be a lot more comfortable with the idea if they said they were bringing on Timothy Zahn. Or heck, Michael Stackpole. I just don't see, say, Joss Whedon getting it right, as much as I love the man's work.

Honestly, I can't see how Disney could make Episode 7 any worse than Episodes 1-3. And let's not forget that Disney owns another prominent intellectual property gold mine that they're currently churning out into films: Marvel Comics. So films like Thor, Captain America, and Avengers were all created under the auspices of the mouse.

Of course, they could also throw out crap like Tron: Legacy, but I feel compelled to admit that the first Tron film, despite its moderately rabid fan base, wasn't very good to begin with. It's hard to knock Legacy for being a mediocre film showcasing special effects when it's a sequel to another mediocre film that showcased special effects.

Maybe Disney will tell LucasArts to get back together with Tim Schafer...and while I'm dreaming, I'd like a pony.

Well I guess the headache I have now must be the equivalent of mind whiplash. God dammit... There doesn't need to be an episode 7! This will not end well.

Ugh...

Ne1butme:
Well, here's hoping that George won't be the director. And since he's not in charge "yes george, what ever you say George" will be heard a lot less on a SW set.

Lucas is being relegated to a "creative consultant". So pretty much where he belongs.

Captcha: "Winning". Why was Charlie Sheen not the answer?

Soviet Heavy:

BreakfastMan:

Soviet Heavy:
Well, there goes the Expanded Universe.

On one hand, Star Wars 7. On the other hand, what will it be about?

If it is the Thrawn Trilogy, all is forgiven, but since it won't be, I'm terrified.

Hey hey hey, the Yuuzhan Vong saga would be awesome too! Honestly though, I doubt they will do anything that they would have to bring back the original cast for. Because of that, they will probably do something in the future, after the Luke and friends have died, which leaves that movies ripe with possibilities.

OT: Kind of nervous, kind of excited, and very curious. I can't wait to see what the new film series will be about. It honestly could go either way at this point. Very interesting times for the Star Wars universe ahead, I gotta say. :P

Do you really think that DISNEY is going to make a Star Wars film about psychotic, genocidal masochists who look like a cross between The Thing and a fucking Terminator?

Hey, they made a successful film franchise about pirate zombies and horrible abominations of nature who unleash monsters that devour entire ships and get rid of people by enternally imprisioning them underwater, didn't they? What's stopping them from doing this? Besides, a man can dream, can't he?

Frankly, I'd prefer a full on reboot/remake.
But we'll see how it goes.

As long as this gets me Battlefront I honestly don't care. Plus Avengers was awesome.

I....I really don't know what to think of this.

Not the Disney bit. Disney won't fuck it up, they have a great track record when it comes to acquired franchises. They're the reason the Avengers happened.

No, I'm worried about Lucas fucking it up. Unless he's had a serious change in character, Episode VII will be directed by him. And that has me nervous.

Now... uhm... I don't know. Scared, awed, shocked... Glad and creeped out. Well as far as Disney goes, they have the money to produce, to get good writers and directors so it SHOULDN'T be bad. But we don't live in a certain world.

Uh, okay...um....yeah, I got nothin'. Just when I thouhgt the internet couldn't surprise me. Actually, I'm not sure how much of it I buy given that given how fan reaction to any Star Wars sequel would be, only a total idiot would just at announce one without a lot of information behind it.

What to make of it however is questionable. Disney's earned some redemption in recent years, but it wasn't that long ago they were as bad as lucasfilm for mismanaging and butchering loved francises.

Even after the subtitle said seriously I had to check. I honestly can't believe this is happening, some part of me still expects this to be revealed as a hoax.

Apparently The Avengers makes everyone forget about how bad a company Disney actually is, especially with sci-fi and video games... Locos Tacos for everyone.

Owyn_Merrilin:

BreakfastMan:

Soviet Heavy:
Well, there goes the Expanded Universe.

On one hand, Star Wars 7. On the other hand, what will it be about?

If it is the Thrawn Trilogy, all is forgiven, but since it won't be, I'm terrified.

Hey hey hey, the Yuuzhan Vong saga would be awesome too! Honestly though, I doubt they will do anything that they would have to bring back the original cast for. Because of that, they will probably do something in the future, after the Luke and friends have died, which leaves that movies ripe with possibilities.

OT: Kind of nervous, kind of excited, and very curious. I can't wait to see what the new film series will be about. It honestly could go either way at this point. Very interesting times for the Star Wars universe ahead, I gotta say. :P

On the other hand, who says they have to bring back the original cast? The prequels made do with replacement actors. Ewan McGregor is more Obi Wan in the popular consciousness now than Sir Alec Guiness is.

There is a difference, methinks, between getting a new actor to play a younger version of a character and new one to play an older version...

When I saw this reported on BBC news I was like "Lol wut?!"

I'm tentatively pleased to hear this, as I do love Star Wars and so a new trilogy would hopefully be good if they don't muck it up... please be good. I'm guessing it would be set some time after episode VI. Also Battlefront III NAOW!

Well that escalated quickly

Vigormortis:
For everyone thinking this may be a good thing, I have two words of caution for you:

Tron: Legacy

Look at how Disney handled the resurrection of one of their own tent-pole sci-fi franchises. I.E. throwing more money than the GDPs of some nations at advertising, marketing, and product franchising; all the while spending little to no effort or attention towards the actual quality of the film project.

Yeah, I don't know. For some reason, I don't foresee good things from this merger/buyout.

I guess you could say: I feel a disturbance...

Not that Lucas was doing much good with the franchise anyway. But then, I was never really THAT big a fan of Star Wars to begin with.

Not like the og tron was high art or brainy or anything.

Still lucas could not do much worse than epi 1 2 and 3, so any transition from the all mighty lucas with all consuming greed surrounded by yes people 24/7 is a good thing.

even if they disneyfy it it would still have more heart and character than the first 3 films put together.

but disney also has pixar under them, so it seems to more depend on the property studio that is working for disney, does pixar prosper because they are managed well by disney? or do they prosper because disney gives them a free hand?

disney has consistently made good and bad films over the years, their pure film production co seems to lack any real vision or great talent outside of pixar itself, maybe with the people coming over to oversee the license, with lucas having some outside say, we can get some good films, games and etc made because we know in the last 15 or so years any good star wars games have been few and far between, remember when lucasarts made games that people could not wait to play?

the og films got redeited and changed in silly ways just so lucas could put out 20 different editions to sell to people, the new films are absolute garbage, so i have a hard time seeing where less lucas and more of other people could possibly make stuff worse, no matter what hollywood mega corp ended up with it.

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