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Disney Buys Star Wars


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Disney buys Star Wars. Episode 7 ETA 2015. Not sure if this is good or bad news. They can't hate Star Wars as much as Lucas, can they?

Andoran

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From a post on RPG.net: Leia: the newest Disney Princess.

Sczarni

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I think I just vomited a little bit in my mouth.

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Has anybody checked in on Lisa and/or Vic? Are they still breathing?


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Kvantum wrote:
Has anybody checked in on Lisa and/or Vic? Are they still breathing?

CLEAR!!


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Wait doesn't Disney also own the muppets. ...

This could be my dream come true, finally a big screen adaptation of PIGS IN SPACE!


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If this allows Disney to release the original SW movies uncut and unmodified on home video? Then YES, this is AWESEOME news.

If this allows other directors do good Star Wars films (i.e. play in the SW universe)? Then YES this is AWESOME news.

However, Disney now owns the Muppets, Marvel and LucasFilm. This now solidifies Disney, not APPLE as the EVIL EMPIRE.

I now bow before my GIANT MOUSE EARED OVERLORDS.


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Holy crap! It's true!

You know what, though? Tons of nerds (including myself) have wanted Lucas out of the way to let fresher minds direct the mythology, anyway. So here you go.

Personally, I do not like when big companies get bigger and bigger. But I have to say, Disney has done right by Marvel. A lot of people freaked out over that buyout, but I think the people at Disney are smarter and more savvy now. They know a good thing, and will not mess with it. They just throw money at the people making it, and it turns out okay.


everything started to go the right way when Pixar took over the reigns

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And it could have been Lisa's for the low low price of $4 billion :)

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I am super pleased about this news and can't wait to see where the Star Wars franchise goes next. Muppets, Marvel, Pixar. Disney has bought our childhoods. How long until they buy Paizo?

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I said it 15 years ago (or so) when I heard about the first prequel and I'll say it again...

If they do it right, it'll be awesome. If they don't, it'll suck.

I *hope* they do it right.

-Skeld


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They should adapt the Thrawn Trilogy. I hope, at least, that the new films don't invalidate the existing Expanded Universe.


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I have to admit I know next to nothing about the Expanded Universe besides stuff from the video games (of which I don't even know if it counts as Expanded Universe) but what I'm curious about:

Do you think by Episode VII they mean an actual sequel, continuing the timeline and events right after episode VI, dealing with more or less the same characters or do they just use that term for ease of reference and don't attach any narrative meaning to it?


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I would hope the sequel would attempt to pick up much later. Hard to see them continuing right after episode 6 given the age of all the actors involved, and I can't see recasting going that well for fans.

Grand Lodge

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Went ok for the new Star trek movie...


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Star Trek (some would say) revised the story line with new actors, lets see if there are new actors who can fill those shoes. Joseph Gordon-levitt = Han Solo FTW


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Disney so far has not mismanaged Marvel, so I am cautiously optimistic about this. I can only hope that they take a good look at Star Wars: Legacy and say "THIS is the next movie trilogy!".

Seeing Cade, Jariah and Blue on the big screen would be glorious...


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MMCJawa wrote:
I would hope the sequel would attempt to pick up much later. Hard to see them continuing right after episode 6 given the age of all the actors involved, and I can't see recasting going that well for fans.

I agree that the original actors would of course be too old. But IIRC Lucas drafted the storyline for 9 episodes from the beginning so I my question is if you think Disney intends to finish this cycle or if they might go back to the age of the republic for example.

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I hope we see episodes 7-9. The idea of the old generation handing off the galaxy to the new generation fits both the themes of the overall series and reflects the spirit of this transition.

Osirion

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Huzzah! May the Mouse be with you!

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I wouldn't object to seeing Star Tours expanded into an entire area of Disneyland/Disneyworld. Heck, they could start by re-branding California Adventure, which was always a stupidly narrow theme for an amusement park.

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[Vader]The Mouse is strong in this one.[/Vader]

Silver Crusade

Disney has used star wars merchandise for many years, so not really a surprise.

Good to see more movies coming, maybe they will be better then the last, we can only hope

Osirion

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[Dr. Jones]Mice. Why'd it have to be...mice?[/Dr. Jones]

Osirion

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Come to the Dark Side. We've got theme parks!

Osirion

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A long time ago, in a theme park far away....


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Come to the Duck Side, they said... It will be fun, they said...


Actually, the act is presented as Disney buying the Lucasfilms...
However, with 40 millions of shares (which, according to article, will make Lucas a significant shareholder) being part of the payment, who is taking over whom?

So this is how entertainment dies... with thunderous applause.

EDIT: removed erroneous 'worth' from 40 millions of shares.

Silver Crusade

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please don't screw up the EU* please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU please don't screw up the EU

*Worse that Legacy of the Force already did! HA HAAAAAA!

....

:(

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Drejk wrote:

Actually, the act is presented as Disney buying the Lucasfilms...

However, with 40 millions worth of shares (which, according to article, will make Lucas a significant shareholder) being part of the payment, who is taking over whom?

So this is how entertainment dies... with thunderous applause.

It's 32-40m shares of stock, and Disney's outstanding stock is ~1.79B, which is only slightly more than 2%. Disney has a market cap of $89B, so a $4B deal is not that significant.

Edit: They didn't even need to publicly disclose the details of the agreement, which is required if the transaction is material to the company. They filed an 8-K with a press release instead, which is an optional filing.


Well, I've searched my feelings ... and I honestly can't give a hoot. I can't imagine how the franchise could get *worse* at this point.

Question: does this mean Micky's got his paws on Indiana Jones too?

Cheliax

Caineach

My thread came in just after yours.

New York Times report.

The 'ahem' lively banter on my thread hopefully wont be as colorful over here.

Silver Crusade

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AHalflingNotAHobbit wrote:

Well, I've searched my feelings ... and I honestly can't give a hoot. I can't imagine how the franchise could get *worse* at this point.

Question: does this mean Micky's got his paws on Indiana Jones too?

Yes. And Willow.

And the Howard The Duck film.


Sebastian wrote:
Drejk wrote:

Actually, the act is presented as Disney buying the Lucasfilms...

However, with 40 millions worth of shares (which, according to article, will make Lucas a significant shareholder) being part of the payment, who is taking over whom?

So this is how entertainment dies... with thunderous applause.

It's 32-40m shares of stock, and Disney's outstanding stock is ~1.79B, which is only slightly more than 2%. Disney has a market cap of $89B, so a $4B deal is not that significant.

Palpatine started small too!

Silver Crusade

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Disney owns Grim Fandango and Monkey Island. Boom.


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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!!!


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Seriously, no one is going to post this?

General Willfred Thermopolae Fucundibus Silliness, III

lol

*:
Shamelessly stolen from the Fark thread

Taldor

baron arem heshvaun wrote:
The 'ahem' lively banter on my thread hopefully wont be as colorful over here.

Damn, does this mean I can't call Sebastian a geek hipster?

Taldor

Mikaze wrote:
AHalflingNotAHobbit wrote:

Well, I've searched my feelings ... and I honestly can't give a hoot. I can't imagine how the franchise could get *worse* at this point.

Question: does this mean Micky's got his paws on Indiana Jones too?

Yes. And Willow.

And the Howard The Duck film.

Wait.

Disney owns Indiana Jones too?

*brain meltdown*

Silver Crusade

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Disney owns Grim Fandango and Monkey Island. Boom.

My God.

Full Throttle too.

Wait, Sam & Max aren't tied into LucasArts at all anymore, right?


Callous Jack wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
AHalflingNotAHobbit wrote:

Well, I've searched my feelings ... and I honestly can't give a hoot. I can't imagine how the franchise could get *worse* at this point.

Question: does this mean Micky's got his paws on Indiana Jones too?

Yes. And Willow.

And the Howard The Duck film.

Wait.

Disney owns Indiana Jones too?

*brain meltdown*

Hmmm... I don't know the specifics of how much Paramount puts into the Indiana Jones films. But, yes, depending on how much Lucasfilm owns the Indiana Jones flicks, now Disney owns that amount.


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Personally, in the last three-and-a-half hours since I've heard this news, I've become more and more stoked over the prospect of a Star Wars VII.

Yes, indeed.

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Callous Jack wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:
The 'ahem' lively banter on my thread hopefully wont be as colorful over here.
Damn, does this mean I can't call Sebastian a geek hipster?

You? You can call me Dr. Geek Hipster. I didn't go through 8 years of Geek Hipster Medical School for nothing.

Andoran

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Mikaze wrote:
Wait, Sam & Max aren't tied into LucasArts at all anymore, right?

No sir. TellTale Games now has Sam and Max, sir. The LucasArts contract expired in 2005 and was never renewed.

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Bruunwald wrote:

Personally, in the last three-and-a-half hours since I've heard this news, I've become more and more stoked over the prospect of a Star Wars VII.

I became more hopeful once I remembered that John Carter was the best Star Wars movie since Jedi.

But, on the other hand, given how badly it bombed, I'm not overly hopeful that the same team that did so well with that film will be given the helm of Episode VII.

Still, the bar set by Episodes I-III is so low, it's hard to imagine not surpassing it. Episode VII could consist of two hours worth of screencap of some random dude playing the Star Wars MMORPG and still be a better movie.


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I'll level with everyone:

When I saw Phantom Menace, I was really excited walking into the theater. Then I encountered... midichlorians. And the long, drawn out stuff on Tatooine. There were a lot of moments that I had watching it for the first time where I was like, "When is this going to get back to the GOOD stuff?"

But you know what? It was still a chance for me to experience an entirely new Star Wars movie for the first time in the theater. And that experience was magical.

If you had asked me a week ago, "Will there ever be an EP 7?" I would have laughed, said that was ridiculous, and explained why that would be a bad idea.

And yet, here we are, and for some reason, I feel the same way I felt when I first saw the Ep I trailer.

God bless you Disney. And yes, God bless you George.


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I've seen a lot of hate all over the net about this. Disney has had great success with the Pirates franchise, as well as the National Treasure movies. They weren't as good as the Pirates stuff, but still fun. And lest we forget, Avengers. I really think they'll do the SW franchise justice, and they certainly can't do worse than Phantom Menace, IMHO.

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Agent Superball wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
Wait, Sam & Max aren't tied into LucasArts at all anymore, right?
No sir. TellTale Games now has Sam and Max, sir. The LucasArts contract expired in 2005 and was never renewed.

happydance!

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