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Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years — Page 6

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This announcement reminds me of the first time I saw this scary vision:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky1lSkkeRxk

Ah, Rick McCallum, the biggest "yes man" around.

 

And here I thought I wouldn't have any more "oh no" moments concerning a film that has been stretched so thin to make an extra buck, even Riggs and Murtaugh would struggle with it.

The problem is this, people will be split into two, the one side being "what's wrong with you fan boys, give it a chance" etc.

Well to those pragmatists I say this, what ever happened to having a new original idea? Walt Disney may have started his career creating a few characters for repeat cartoon shorts, but the man spent a career re-telling classic tales (not expanding on them) and other original works.

Today Disney is like any other corporation who instead of innovating, just acquires old things and then milks them. Forgive me, it's the 2000s, we all live in a world in making a cheap buck. <lines up to direct the 34th reboot of Star Wars>

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ratpack1961 said:

RATLSNAKE said:

SpilkaBilka said:

Alexrd said:

Here.

Scroll down to the comments section and look who posted first (and so far, is the only one who has posted).  ROFL.

I picture this guy as being the character in those 70 and 80s American high school comedy films where he's the annoying dween in the class that gets bashed by all, but no one feels sorry for him, because well...he just really deserves it for being a parasite of society.

This Rinzler article is ridiculous.  Why didn't he post this information during the writing of Making of Star Wars or ESB?  Oh yeah because he was in on the lie to the fans that ep. 7-9 never existed.

 

Exactly, but hey, Lucasfilm was paying him to do so, so the poor bastard had no choice but to play ball right?

 

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Going private is a can of worms best not opened unless there's a reason to. This site thrives on new people and ideas. It would stagnate if we get all paranoid about who gets in.

 

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Where were you in '77?

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if theres one thing we can all agree on, this deal is SO DENSE!!!!!! lol sorry, had to do it.

where does rick end up? he surely needs to be someone's yes man.

“Grow up. These are my Disney's movies, not yours.”

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SilverWook said:

Going private is a can of worms best not opened there's a reason to. This site thrives on new people and ideas. It would stagnate if we get all paranoid about who gets in.

 

Well said, SilverWook.

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I kind of saw the sequel trilogy thing happening the moment Lucas denied it would ever happen but I didn't see the Disney thing happening. It could be difficult for fan projects, I have just been to see Alexi Sayle and he told me of the time he did a skit called snow white and the seven samurai which prompted a legal thingie.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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It's not like Disney can do any more damage to Star Wars at this point after the prequels train wreck.  And who knows, maybe there's a slight chance they restore the OT.  Lucas sure as hell wasnt going to.

“In the future it will become even easier for old negatives to become lost and be “replaced” by new altered negatives. This would be a great loss to our society. Our cultural history must not be allowed to be rewritten.” - George Lucas

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Rinzler is a shill and tool, so that should come as no surprise. It doesn't change the fact that all the movies weren't written back to back to back in the mid 70s or some such nonsense, or refute the findings of zombie's excellent book. There was an extra treatment for an Episode VII that existed for however long and was worked on for however long;  Lucas, who spins this stuff constantly to fit his purposes at any given time - being seen as a mythmaker, giving more cachet to the 'six and only six' films of the Star Wars Saga, getting reporters and fans off his back for new movies and the like - misled everyone about it accordingly.

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

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I reserve my opinion until I know what the details are of the sale.  What are the stipulations?  And bu bye Rick "Yes Sir" McCallum!

It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage.

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For those who care about the future of LucasArts:

Disney CEO Robert Iger briefly discussed Disney's plans for game development using the intellectual properties acquired in the acquisition, saying, "We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

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Ok, I'll say it since no one else has yet...

"I have a very bad feeling about this."

I really do, I'm kind of nervously excited about the idea of more movies, I mean I've already sort of divorced the idea of the prequel era stuff from my childhood memory of star wars, but the idea of a Star Wars movie without Lucas being involved at all feels wrong.  Even more wrong than the prequels felt.  This has always been Lucas's "baby,"  I'm kind of shocked that he's letting it go.  He doesn't need the money.  This all just feels weird to me.  Maybe it will all be ok.

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Rather than the Thrawn Trilogy, perhaps the New Jedi Order series could be partially adapted. Nothing like seeing Chewbacca die on the big screen. Would fit character ages a little bit better, and have the same 20 year gap between trilogies.

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rpvee said:

What else is there to tell??  Vader's dead, Palpatine's dead, saga over.  Come on, a sequel to Return of the Jedi??  Read those words a few times.  And not to mention for any future newcomers to Star Wars, the prequels and sequel trilogy will look so fresh and new, while the original trilogy will look as "old" as ever, no matter how terrific it is to our eyes.  Ugh, this is BAD guys.  Call it a spinoff or whatever, just NOT EPISODE SEVEN.

Not to mention, as someone else said, imagine this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz4m7euNPYM

And then the "Long time ago" screen, then the theme music.  Doesn't work, we need that Fox march.  And who knows if Williams is going to come back or be able to do all three??

Could be brilI have a very, veryyyyyy bad feeling about this.

Err it's probably going to be bad but episodes seven onwards could be brilliant you have plenty of potential there. I have been let down by this sort of thing too much to be too excited but surely the series is already so broken more cant do any harm can it?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Alexrd said:

For those who care about the future of LucasArts:

Disney CEO Robert Iger briefly discussed Disney's plans for game development using the intellectual properties acquired in the acquisition, saying, "We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."

Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Yes, because when I think of games with strong characters and storytelling, I think of social and mobile games. Zynga is doing things with character realization and narrative construction that are simply impossible on the traditional platforms.

As for the lede: yawn. I used to care so much about Star Wars, I am not kidding, it occupied so much of my mind. The fictional universe, especially, but also the art, the craftsmanship, real life personalities and doings. But now I just can't muster the energy. I hope future generations get "their" Star Wars, and it is worthy of their love and respect, and maybe some of them will even find what some of us increasingly inaccurately call "the" Star Wars Trilogy. I don't think I will ever get that old feeling back, though, no matter who owns the franchise.

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Scruffy's gonna die the way he lived.
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I'm cautiously optimistic about more movies. Even if it's just a flashier rehash of the story we've already gotten, it could still be an entertaining little popcorn flick, and there's nothing wrong with that. It could suck donkey balls, of course, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. I did the same with The Clone Wars, and that turned out pretty damn good, all things considered. Of course, I'm also hopeful for an OUT Blu-ray, but that goes without saying.

While I can certainly understand how some people are pessimistic about this (Disney is a corporate hydra, with all the greed and stupidity that entails), some of the more extreme negative reactions here are a bit much. Worst case scenario is that Disney releases some shitty movies. Is that really worth frothing at the mouth over?

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I would be shocked if these films don't totally ruin the EU timeline and plot or had anything to do with it. If it did, then it would be set after everything.

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

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I know a lot of people are pessimistic about this announcement (and rightfully so for various reasons) but I would like to stay somewhat hopeful that some good may come of this.


Regarding the Disney castle intro replacing the 20th Century Fox intro…Disney did make this for Tron Legacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXFJXmkLJ0

"The Empire can't stop us now..now its our turn" -Luke-

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I don't care about the extended universe but even if Disney shook it to near death it would hilariously adapt to the changes.

I would like some good stories told well and it doesn't matter to me if they are EU flavoured or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Dp2OfIT_M

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Thats my attitude too, the only way we can be worse off is if disney close down this site. Other than that theres a slim hope oot will be restored so we're better off. Who cares about ep7 after rhe prequels.

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I am as Dirk McQuickley would say "Shocked and stunned", at this stage of my life and how I feel now for the Star Wars franchise, I really don't think the new Episodes could be any worse than the Prequel trilogy, If they don't improve on the Prequels I don't really think I would care that much.

I don't own or will ever own the Original Trilogy in its current edit, I only watch OUT de-specialised versions....so what I'm getting at is really that signing over to Disney might not be that bad.

George repeatedly re-edited and modified the OT, a lot of those edits recently for the BD release have been heavily criticised. He repeatedly refused to release a clean HD copy of the OUT. Now with Disney owning the films and with the domestic market moving on to 4K equipment, I can't imagine the OT films being frozen at the current (approx) 2K resolution. So what lies in store for the OT, will Disney oversee a new scan of the original film, I can't see the franchise moving on with the originals in this current state, would new updated SE effects be added to a new scan.

I do feel hopeful that Disney will deliver

J

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GhostAlpha26 said:

I know a lot of people are pessimistic about this announcement (and rightfully so for various reasons) but I would like to stay somewhat hopeful that some good may come of this.


Regarding the Disney castle intro replacing the 20th Century Fox intro…Disney did make this for Tron Legacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXFJXmkLJ0

also, the Disney logo at 1:50 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-HWsx0aTI&feature=related

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