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    Disney buying Lucasfilm; Episode 7 on the way

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    It's very well-written for a fake, but I guess there should be other sources first.

    But if it turns out to be fully real and actually happening: ... wow.

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    This is as real as it gets.

    Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney's global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.
    http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disn...-lucasfilm-ltd

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    ... wow.

    I've got to admit, I for one had no idea this was coming. Made me feel a weird feeling of simultaneous "yay!" and "oh no!" (just like Disney's acquisition of Marvel, actually). But I think they should just forget Episode 7 and rename the OT as "TODOA sequels" instead. Right? Right!? RIIIIIGHT!?!?

    At any rate, I have no idea about the value of money these days but 4 billion for the entire Star Wars franchise (and other Lucasfilm stuff, of course)?
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    I'm just trying to figure out if Episode 7 is essentially going to be like Heir to the Empire, if they're going to still focus on Skywalker characters, or if they're going to jump the timeline and/or characters. I have a hard time imagining someone else acting as Luke, Leia, and Han, in any case.
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    it's going to be animated... with the characters occasionally breaking out into a song
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    this is going to blow horribly
    I can't wait for the day schools get the money they need, and the military has to hold bake sales to afford bombs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrkJedi82 View Post
    it's going to be animated... with the characters occasionally breaking out into a song
    Because that totally happened in all in The Avengers movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeWolfOfThePast View Post
    Because that totally happened in all in The Avengers movies.
    i never said it would with the avengers movies...
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    Saw this on Joystiq 2 minutes after it was posted. In all honesty, kinda made me happy.
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    I sense a disturbance in the force.

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    Wkuk style lmao "SW 7!!!" coming out 2015 supposedly. Disney plans on releasing a new Star Wars movie every couple of years from now on.....

    If u don't get the wkuk reference whatch this video.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c95Q3...e_gdata_player

    George threw in the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise as well. Presumably to sweeten the deal. So I'm sure it'll be a matter of time*before we get a Shia laBeouf exclusive indie movie. I rue the day.

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    So I heard that the new series will follow Zorba The Hutt....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gebohq View Post
    I'm just trying to figure out if Episode 7 is essentially going to be like Heir to the Empire, if they're going to still focus on Skywalker characters, or if they're going to jump the timeline and/or characters. I have a hard time imagining someone else acting as Luke, Leia, and Han, in any case.
    If they ignore the EU (or at least don't incorporate the Thrawn Trilogy) I will nerd rage like I haven't raged since high school.

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    This actually got me really excited, until I saw the bit about George Lucas serving as creative consultant.
    Looks like we're not going down after all, so nevermind.

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    Joss Whedon director. Go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOP_Snake View Post
    Joss Whedon director. Go.
    Like I said,

    17:33 < DSettahr> a lot of redditors are calling for Joss Whedon
    17:34 < mb> who's already doing avengers 2
    17:34 < mb> and I dont know that joss is the right one for star wars
    17:34 < Jon`C> joss whedon would be the perfect director for a vector prime adaptation
    17:34 < Jon`C> because there's a main character he can kill off

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    I think the movies are going to ignore the EU, since some of the articles I've seen state that Lucas is the one who put together the stories for 7/8/9, and he's been pretty vocal in the past how the EU isn't "his" universe, so they don't count.
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    oh boy new star wars

    it's like 1998 all over again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Matty View Post
    Concept art for the next trilogy:

    http://silvaniart.tumblr.com/post/34656702245
    That is some good ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    Like I said,

    17:33 < DSettahr> a lot of redditors are calling for Joss Whedon
    17:34 < mb> who's already doing avengers 2
    17:34 < mb> and I dont know that joss is the right one for star wars
    17:34 < Jon`C> joss whedon would be the perfect director for a vector prime adaptation
    17:34 < Jon`C> because there's a main character he can kill off
    Look, it could be M. Night Shyamalan, and it would still be amazing in comparison to the prequels.

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    What if the story picks up right after the events of ROTJ and the Ewoks that the Rebels were celebrating with gave everyone some ridiculously strong Ewok ale, knocking everyone unconscious and it turns out that Episodes I, II and III were all a dream in Luke's head.

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    This is good news.
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    ^I agree. I honestly never thought the day would come when Lucas would relinquish control of Star Wars. Maybe Disney Star Wars will actually be good.
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    The sale seems to have included LucasArts, so I suppose we may see a Jedi Knight game where Kyle fights alongside Mickey Mouse. Kind of like Kingdom Hearts, maybe?

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    Read and weep:

    The original release notes that all LucasArts employees will remain on staff, but Disney executives did reference plans to focus on social and mobile Star Wars games as opposed to high-end console releases.
    Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/10/30/di...fxkglljblHr.99

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    This takes me back to the whole Marvel thing. But honestly, it feels like since Disney bought marvel the movies have been much better. Hell, Avengers rocked. They should do Episode 7 as a reboot, cover the Thrawn trilogy and while they are at it just get the cast from Avengers!
    Robert Downey, Jr. - Han Solo
    Chris Evans -Luke Skywalker
    Mark Ruffalo - Chewbacca
    Chris Hemsworth - C3PO?
    Scarlett Johansson - Mara Jade
    Jeremy Renner - Talon Karrde
    Tom Hiddleston - Thrawn
    Clark Gregg - Gilad Pellaeon
    Cobie Smulders - Princess Leia
    Samuel L. Jackson - Lando

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    I honestly don't know how to feel about this. I think the thing that surprises me the most is that Lucas ACTUALLY relinquished control of the franchise... I think I find the inclusion of LucasArts in the sale the more perturbing thing. I am really curious to see what they are going to do for the feature films. I really wouldn't discount EU stuff being in any future movies, There is a good amount of EU miscellanea in the 'Clone Wars' T.V. series. case in point, for better or worse, the whole bringing Maul back was directly from a "what if" comic book.

    I think i am kind of hopeful about this. disney seems to be capable of putting out some really great stuff. Just not looking forward to the future of star wars gaming.
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    Now Massassi really needs a new name. Disney are real ********s when it comes to "their" franchises.
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    Oh well, time to make the appropriate changes.


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    Why the big rush to release a new movie?

    I liked there just being the original trilogy of three great films, and then we had something over Trekkies.

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    statement announcing the purchase, Disney said it planned to release a new Star Wars film, episode seven, in 2015.That will be followed by episodes eight and nine and then one new movie every two or three years, the company said."

    They're going to milk this to death, then.

    All the best characters are dead. The Star Wars saga is the story of Anakin, and he's dead. It's wrapped up neatly. The new films will just be new characters with lightsabers.

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    Not sure this is good or not. Rushing films out every 2 years? That sounds awful. I don't think they should make episodes 7-9. Instead, they should make new films set in the SW universe. A boba fett film, for instance, could be fantastic if it was done well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krokodile View Post
    This actually got me really excited, until I saw the bit about George Lucas serving as creative consultant.
    That's a good thing actually. It's nice to have Lucas in for suggesting ideas, but since he doesn't have complete control like he did with the prequels; the results should be better.

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    It doesn't necessarily sound like they're rushing to do a movie. Lucas said he's had a lot of treatments for material done for a while now, not to mention all the storylines they've worked on for the Star Wars live action series.

    Looking forward to Disney's need to double-dip and seeing the unaltered trilogy released on Blu Ray.

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    the thing is does their purchase of lucasfilm allow them to release those blurays or does fox still hold the home video distribution rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ni View Post
    Not sure this is good or not. Rushing films out every 2 years? That sounds awful.
    I'm thinking like the Harry Potter films or Pirates of the Caribbean. I think those films are fine. Not spectacular, just ...fine.

    I always find it unnerving that IP's are being vacuumed up by like 3 major companies though. Little bit surprised LucasFilm and ILM only worth 4 billion.

    I guess doesn't matter as I find Star Wars these days as "meh." Can't get milked any more than what Lucas was doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkjedibob View Post
    I think the movies are going to ignore the EU, since some of the articles I've seen state that Lucas is the one who put together the stories for 7/8/9, and he's been pretty vocal in the past how the EU isn't "his" universe, so they don't count.
    I don't know about that... quite a few EU elements made their way into the prequel trilogy (as well as the special edition original trilogy). For example, the name of the planet "Coruscant" was invented by Timothy Zahn, not George Lucas.

    Someone on reddit posted that the new films were going to draw heavily from the EU, but they didn't provide any source as to where they got that information.

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