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Disney buying Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 movie coming in 2015!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Reality, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Disney buying Lucasfilm, will release new 'Star Wars' movie in 2015

    Walt Disney Co. is buying Lucasfilm in a $4 billion deal that brings the best-selling "Star Wars" franchise under the Disney umbrella, with plans to release Episode 7 of the long-running saga in 2015.

    Disney has long had a close relationship with closely held Lucasfilm and founder George Lucas, including featured attractions at Disney theme parks such as Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

    "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers," said Lucas, 68, in a statement.

    The cash and stock deal is valued at about $4.05 billion, Disney said. Lucasfilm is solely owned by George Lucas.

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  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Jar-jar Binks, Jar-jar Binks, Jar-jar Binks. :D
  4. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Mmm. Pixar does Star Wars. I'd love that.
  5. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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  6. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I'm very excited about this.
  7. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Bumfard and I are going to line up for the next movie tomorrow.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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  9. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    The best part is that George Lucas won't be making the new movies. He'll be a creative consultant, but not producer/writer/director.

    Star Wars is a great idea with wonderful characters, but the more direct control over each of the movies Lucas had, the worse they were.
  10. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    This is too cool.
  11. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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  12. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They should stick to the books on the next movies.

    Lucas started on that downward slide when he went to the stupid Ewoks.

    Man I remember sitting in the theater for Return of the Jedi and the movie starts of so great Luke does the bounce of the diving board to getting the saber cutting people down just freakin awesome. Princes Leia chocking out Jaba the Hut. Then they go from all that to Ewoks :banghead:
  13. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    On the money here.

    Great news that we'll be getting Episode 7. Even better that someone other than Lucas will be directing it.
  14. stasheroo

    stasheroo Well-Known Member

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    Today feels like Christmas for me.
  15. Sean50Lee

    Sean50Lee Active Member

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    My reaction [youtube]MajE0PcEoUU[/youtube]
  16. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    I hope you don't mean the Heir to the Empire Trilogy. Ugh.
  17. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    What's your complaint with them?
  18. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    They should have stopped with the original three.
  19. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Nah, Lucas just shouldn't have been involved in the newer ones. He has this amazing ability to bring the worst out of every actor he directs.

    The Star Wars universe is huge, diverse and well developed. It deserves better than to be killed in film format simply because Lucas is a terrible director.

    I'd love to see more movies in that world, I don't know how anyone could say otherwise. They just need to be well directed.

    I'd love to see directors like Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, JJ Abrams, etc. get a shot at bringing Star Wars back from the brink of ridiculousness.
  20. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I exciting that the story gets to continue. As some have already said, the Star Wars story is huge. I for one am exciting to see things getting out of Georges hands and into a studio who will either crash and burn with it or make it even bigger for future gen's to enjoy.

    Not a fan though of Disney. That is my only hang up. They have put some flat awful stuff. We shall see.

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