George Lucas sells Lucasfilm to Disney, Plans To Release Star Wars 7!

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by SWfan, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Wow, I never thought this would happen! Hopefully they don't ruin it!

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd-195100740.html
     
  2. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Disney did a conference call to discuss this at 4:30 and they said they're starting with a trilogy with the first film releasing in 2015.
     
  3. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Also for gaming they plan on focusing on social gaming and not console games..
     
  4. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    These are interesting quotes to read again:

     
  5. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    I guess $4.05 billion changed his mind...
     
  6. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Yep, George Lucas has sold everything - all the companies, all the merchandising, all the franchises. :(


    Maybe the world IS ending in December 2012. Growing ozone hole, Microsoft bails out Apple, Steve Jobs dies, shrinking polar ice caps, meltdown of the greedy financial world, George Lucas sells out Star Wars - all signs of the impending apocalypse? :(

    I can only guess that George Lucas was disappointed by the rather lacklustre reception to the (frankly pointless and hopeless) 3D-erised release of Episode I.

    It remains to be seen what this means for the Clone Wars animated TV show, the planned live-action TV show, the fifth Indiana Jones movies, and everything else ... but the over-egoed, money-grubbers are already planning a rushed, ill-fitting "Episode 7" movie (over-seen by Lucas) to be released in 2015. Another great franchise destroyed by Hollyweird. :(
     
  7. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    The thing a lot of people miss about the originals are those actors (Ford, Hamill, Fisher) playing those characters (Han, Luke, Leia). I'm not sure it matters who makes the next movie. It will be very difficult to recapture those characters, and, to some people, future films will always be a failure because of that.

    Here's a list of Disney backed films (scroll down to the 2000s/2010s for the more relevant stuff): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_theatrical_feature_films

    I haven't seen every movie on that list, but there's a few fairly good ones. The next Star Wars film could certainly suck, but I wouldn't say all hope is lost.

    I would expect the Clone Wars to keep going until it's run its course. Maybe it gets put on a different channel? I don't expect to ever see a live-action TV show. I have no idea how they can continue the Indiana Jones series. It's even harder to replace Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. He's not getting any younger and they're already covered "Young Indiana Jones".
     
  8. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member



    They switch to Lucas halfway through (you may want to just skip to that part).
     
  9. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  10. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    While this is obviously surprising and with much fan concern for a number of reasons, I'm taking the optimistic approach to it all. I think Disney will be as good a custodian as anyone of the franchise. (Personally, I'd be just as happy if another Star Wars product, movie, or show were never made....I could focus on enjoying what is already out there....but we know that would never happen). I'm as a concerned as many about the expanded universe....it would be a shame for what has been created to be over-written....but that was always a risk down the line. Any show or movie Lucas might have made would have thrown all that in jeopardy as well. The Clone Wars cartoon isn't exactly delicate in making sure it meshes with existing comics and novels.

    Overall, I think this will guarantee the longevity of Star Wars, and many good things will come of it. Will we like what happens as the result of sequels....that remains to be seen.
     
  11. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Two cartoons from the New Zealand Herald newspaper.

    From Thursday's issue:

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    From today's weekend issue:

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    Disney plans to release "Super Special Edition" version of the Original Trilogy with some minor changes: ;)

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    Now that Disney is in charge and owns Pixar as well, we can expect to see some "great" new spin-off / cross-over movies:
    • The Rancor King
    • Droid Story
    • Beauty & The Wookie
    • Snow Leia & The Seven Stormtroopers (see image below)
    • A Hutt's Life
    • Finding Greedo
    • One Hundred & One Hoojibs
    • The Little Mon Cal
    • Wicket & Stitch
    • Home On The Homestead
    • The Princess & The Womp Rat
    • Meet The Skywalkers
    • Brother Wampa
    • The Emperor's Apprentice
    • The Sabre In The Stone
    • Lars (using the Cars-ised landspeeder)
    • Rancors Inc.
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  12. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    This is a nice poster of Yoda & Mickey:

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    Plus some more images "taking the mickey" out of the announcement. ;)

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  13. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Harrison Ford has now given his thoughts on new movies on the Entertainment Weekly website. He's reportedly "open to the idea" of returning as Han Solo, but is waiting to see the script, director, etc.
     
  14. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    The new movie has a scriptwriter and they plan to give the big name directors the first option.

    Nnnnnooooooo!!! ... almost anyone is better than the hopeless J.J. Abrams. That lazy, talentless fool simply rubber-stamps his name on other people's work. :(

    Spielberg and Tarantino have already said they won't be doing it, but they'll probably be given a script to look over anyway.
     
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  15. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Brad Bird has now said no as well. This is from ComingSoon.net ...
    There's an obvious candidate ... George Lucas! :)
     
  16. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    ComingSoon.net has five Flash video clips with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy's discussion about the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney and the "Star Wars" franchise. Being on a dial-up connection, I don't know what's in the videos, so there may not be anything new.
     

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