questionsdid you hear disney acquired lucasfilm?

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An article I read said "Episode 7 set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years." Wow!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/disney-says-it-is-buying-star-wars-maker-lucasfilm-for-405-billion-from-george-lucas/2012/10/30/dc0ace18-22cc-11e2-92f8-7f9c4daf276a_story.html

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On the bright side, maybe Disney will be willing to release an unadulterated Special Edition Blu-Ray. Provided they can scrounge up some film copies after Lucas intentionally destroyed as many as he could find when he finished adding his "enhancements."

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Man I hope they don't mess this up.

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When Star Wars was first released, Lucas had said he wanted to do three trilogies. The original three, a prequel set, and three as follow ups (after the empire fell).

That later became only the current six. Perhaps he's changed his mind again.

Personally, I'd like to see them.

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@mtm2: I've read about that somewhere too.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sequel_trilogy

The third trilogy starting with Episode VII was to deal with Luke's life as a Jedi.

Episode VIII was to deal with Luke's sister (not Leia) coming from another part of the galaxy and Luke was to become a Jedi Master and pass on his training to her.

Episode IX was to feature the appearance of the Emperor and have Luke and his sister confront him on the Imperial Capital Planet of Had Abbadon, possibly bringing about the Return of the Republic and the Jedi Order.

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I'm of mixed feelings about this. As long as Disney stays away from characters like ewoks and Jar-Jar, there's a potential that it might not be a bad thing. If they put crap like that in, well, let's just say I'll be somewhat underwhelmed.

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@joshobra: Yes, back in the day there was a running joke regarding Lucas' slow progress that the third trilogy would be shot on location. If Disney brings people accustomed to making films for grown-ups on board, then I would like to see what they can do with it. If they see it as a kiddie film property, not so much. And only if Lucas has little to do with it, I am sad to say. I don't like seeing the creators of original works cut out of creative control of the sequels, but Lucas drank his own Kool-aid and is no longer the man that brought Star Wars to life.

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Hey, how could a company with such science fiction classics as; Flubber, Son of Flubber, Mars Needs Moms, Rocketman, and The Cat From Outer Space screw up Star Wars?

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All I'm going to say is that Disney bought Marvel, and look where those movies ended up... Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Avengers... Just imagine if they pull Joss Whedon in to direct episode 7. I for one am extremely optimistic! =)

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This is good news. Really is. Disney seems to have really gotten it together over the last decade with a focus on sustained quality. It's not necessarily quality-first at every turn (Brave, for example, was a good movie with a terribly lazy merch campaign), but it's a measured plan that makes sure resources are properly allocated to try and make good movies.

Now fix my original trilogy.

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Something to consider: Disney acquired Marvel and went on to release The Avengers, one of the biggest movies ever.
I'm sure that Disney will make sure this is a huge success and grab a great director for the film and it will be amazing.

That being said, I don't really care for Star Wars. Don't hate me please.

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@abramokids: So true about the Avengers part. I wasn't thinking about that when I wrote the topic out.

I'm crossing my fingers that it'll be that good.

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well, maybe George Lucas has enough Money now

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The awkward moment when I realized it has come to this.

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This could get interesting....it will largely depend on the direction they take with it. I'm willing to give it a chance.

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Someone at Disney must be good at math. I'm sure Episode VII will make at least $1 billion worldwide, if not more. Basically, they will get at least 25% of the purchase price back after the first movie. Throw in merchandising and other licensing - Star Wars on Ice, Hoth Ski Resorts, Mos Eisley Cantina brand of bar/restaurants, etc., etc., and this is like printing money.

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@tossthedice:
yes... bring in Joss... then we can see Luke train his Niece to battle the evil sith lord Darth Rosenberg.

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I'm just waiting for the inevitable cross-overs and musicals. "When you wish upon a (death) star" is now a perfectly legal possibility.

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Disney has the capital to produce some great movies. What worries me more is how this will affect the fan community.

George Lucas has a reputation for turning a blind eye to IP issues. This in my opinion has helped promote a strong fan community that has contributed a lot of content that would otherwise not be possible. Disney on the other hand has a reputation for suing anyone and everyone over IP.

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@kmeltzer: thanks for the movie marathon list ; )

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@zvwang: That's where I'm concerned too. Adywan's version of ESB may never be finished now. Disney may crack down on fan edits.

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Look at the bright side (Anti Dark side?)....we can look forward to a Jar-Jar Binks TV series to replace that awful Clone Wars.

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I never use all-caps, but feel it is warranted here: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GIVE IT TO PIXAR!

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I just don't know. This could easily go either way. I agree with the comment on this being a BAD thing as far as derivitive works and IP go. Lucas (correctly and wisely, IMO) allowed many videos on YouTube, as well as plenty of fanfic and the like. Disney has squashed these like slow cockroaches in the past. Also, Disney is in large part responsible for the unreasonably long copyright allowed by law: this in turn is causing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of orphaned works to be lost each year, since nobody can legally keep them alive.

In addition, Disney's record regarding science fiction has been spotty. Their most recent effort, John Carter, was, well, just overall awful. Marvel was aquired, but I think Disney has been pretty hands off. I don't seem them doing that with LucasFilm.

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I really hope they use Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" as the basis for Ep.7-9. Excellent plot, great characters . . . it's already there for the taking. No need to start from scratch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heir_to_the_Empire

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This just in..

(lol, so like its a repackage of and old video)

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This just in..

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96569&utm_campaign=facebookfan&utm_source=facebookfan&utm_medium=referral

" E! Online has learned from a source at Lucasfilm that the new films won't be an adaptation of the books. Their source says "it's an original story." "