Disney Buys Stars Wars

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Star Wars: Episode 7 slated for 2015.

End well.

This will not.

Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm for $4 Billion (ABC)

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14 thoughts on “Disney Buys Stars Wars

  1. AMC

    Seems like an improvement to me – it’s not like the franchise isn’t commercially bled for all its worth already by Lucas himself, so being owned by a company who at least understands how to make a half-decent film can only be an improvement.

    Don’t forget, Disney own Pixar & Miramax, so think on that. George Lucas is a hack who made an obscene amount of money on the back of a fluke of nature; with Disney in control, just think of all the decent scripters, directors, cinematographers that could be coaxed into a new production, without the weight (literally as well as figuratively) of Lucas everywhere. This can only be a good thing in the long run for the franchise because right now, Star Wars is a bit of a joke.

    1. Tickle

      I think the bit where Lucas made a sh1t load of money off this will ease any “creative” pain he might suffer.

      4,000,000,000.00

      Can an ATM display that?

  2. hmb

    Disney bought Miramax (which they since sold), Marvel & Pixar’s expertise, if the talent is not there (The last Indiana Jones & SW efforts point to this) then this could end up a complete mess. Even if you take these guys out if their successful studios into new ones they don’t guarantee success, John Carter being a case in point. With the amount of messing about they did with that god only knows what they’ll do with SW.

    1. No Fun

      The talent might not be in Lucasfilm, but the licences are.
      A good reason for the low quality of the last Indiana Jones film, and the last 3 Star Wars films, was the total control which George Lucas had over them.
      That man can’t direct or write, getting him out of the picture was the only way to guarantee restoring faith in either of those franchises. I’m genuinely looking forward to what follows on from here.

  3. BigITup

    Great another childhood memory about to be ruined.

    I know that the original story from Lucas was split up into 9 parts with the middle 3 parts of the story being made into the original movies and the latest 3 (fairly rubbish) being the first in the story. So will they make the remaining 3?

    No doubt it is just going to be reboot after reboot, followed by a gritty reboot. Can’t they come up with anything original anymore.

    1. Klarticus

      No matter what they do they can’t ruin your childhood memories , but what they can do is remind you that you are not a child anymore

  4. thedude

    Lucas made that up about there being 12 parts. He commended the writers on Lost admitting he did same
    ‘Don’t tell anyone … but when ‘Star Wars’ first came out, I didn’t know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you’ve planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let’s call them homages — and you’ve got a series.’
    Lets face it, after 20 year gap he ruined any writer\director cred with the prequels.. I guess with 4bn he can now go make those ‘personal’ arthouse movies, nah..

  5. Rufio

    Should have sold it to me, all you need is the writers/director from empire and the talented crew who made the most recent animations:

    1. James M. Chimney

      “This holiday season Goofy and JarJar head off on an adventure that will fill your universe with fun…”

      To be honest, I think anything that gets Lucas away from helming another Star Wars film. Can’t be a bad thing.

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