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#31 bardockkun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:29 PM

I'd say yes, actually. I doubt they'd invest $4 billion for three movies over the course of 9-10 years. Not to mention Lucas will now have to go through Disney to eff with the movies anymore.

I Hope this comes true and it has all the extras from the DVD set.

Plus I can only dream this happens, but...A Pixar Indiana Jones film would be amazing.
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#32 Vader582

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:35 PM

A Pixar Indiana Jones film would be amazing.

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#33 Travman93

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

Plus just think of all the games that could come from this. An Indiana Jones Uncharted-esque game?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:51 PM



I wouldn't mind playing a new Grim Fandango and I hope I'm not alone.

#35 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

Please change the title of the thread to: "George Lucas to ruin 3 more films". Thanks!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

As a massive Star Wars fan, I don't know what to think.

I suppose I'll refrain from judgment until they release the movie. But I have a bad feeling about this...


I see what you did there.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:57 PM

Please change the title of the thread to: "George Lucas to ruin 3 more films". Thanks!


Very unlikely since this acquisition confirms his announcement that he has retired from filmmaking. He said that back in late May.


It'll just be someone else that ruins it. ;)

#38 bardockkun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

Plus just think of all the games that could come from this. An Indiana Jones Uncharted-esque game?

Meh. If Lucasarts wanted to do that, they would've already done it. There's no reason why the gaming side of things should change since Disney's game company themselves don't do any big blockbuster titles. Plus Lucasarts is already working on an Uncharted'esque Star Wars game anyways.

Please change the title of the thread to: "George Lucas to ruin 3 more films". Thanks!

He's only "creative consultant" plus if that title were to be used we'd be saying "No, he ruined more then that."
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#39 Dr. Venkman

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:00 PM

If Disney were smart they'd use Timothy Zahn's Star Wars books as basis for the sequels.
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#40 Travman93

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

Ah, I kind of forgot about Star Wars 1313. I'm hopeful that this will be great for the franchise, but as a replica prop collector and maker, I'm pretty scared as to what Disney will do in the world of Star Wars costuming and props. They've been notorious for shutting down anyone who crosses them.

#41 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

Meh. If Lucasarts wanted to do that, they would've already done it. There's no reason why the gaming side of things should change since Disney's game company themselves don't do any big blockbuster titles. Plus Lucasarts is already working on an Uncharted'esque Star Wars game anyways.

He's only "creative consultant" plus if that title were to be used we'd be saying "No, he ruined more then that."

I know he's only "creative consultant" but I'm sure he'll have a pretty big hand in what happens considering it's his baby. I was mostly making a joke. I figured people would get it.

Another thing, I'm glad I didn't ever bother buying the first six on Blu Ray yet...

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

He's only "creative consultant" plus if that title were to be used we'd be saying "No, he ruined more then that."


If he is now, he won't be for long.

http://articles.nyda...ii-george-lucas

“I’m moving away from the company,” he said. “I’m moving away from all businesses, I’m finishing all of my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies.”

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“Why would I make any more [Star Wars films], when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” he told the New York Times in January.

#43 bardockkun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:04 PM

I know he's only "creative consultant" but I'm sure he'll have a pretty big hand in what happens considering it's his baby. I was mostly making a joke. I figured people would get it.

Another thing, I'm glad I didn't ever bother buying the first six on Blu Ray yet...

To be fair, I wanted the thread title to be "Disney buys Lucasfilms! GEORGE LUCAS AND HOWARD THE DUCK REUNITED! HOWARD THE DUCK 2!"
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#44 dmaul1114

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

I'll always take more Star Wars. As other's noted, the Marvel movies have mostly been very good and not made kid friendly or anything, so no reason to expect any different from Star Wars.

#45 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

To be fair, I wanted the thread title to be "Disney buys Lucasfilms! GEORGE LUCAS AND HOWARD THE DUCK REUNITED! HOWARD THE DUCK 2!"

I like it! The prudes on this board would have bitched though. Good plan not putting that up as title.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

They have the lofty high jump of the original trilogy and the meager limbo bar of the prequel trilogy. Safe bet is this is going to fly right between those two points.

For the acquisition I remain indifferent for the time being. Lucas has been mediocre in his franchise revivals and filmwise Disney wouldn't have much to talk about if Marvel wasn't doing gangbusters under them.

#47 bardockkun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

If he is now, he won't be for long.

http://articles.nyda...ii-george-lucas

“I’m moving away from the company,” he said. “I’m moving away from all businesses, I’m finishing all of my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies.”

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“Why would I make any more [Star Wars films], when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” he told the New York Times in January.


The press release of the acquistion says otherwise.

"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."

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#48 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

They have the lofty high jump of the original trilogy and the meager limbo bar of the prequel trilogy. Safe bet is this is going to fly right between those two points.

For the acquisition I remain indifferent for the time being. Lucas has been mediocre in his franchise revivals and filmwise Disney wouldn't have much to talk about if Marvel wasn't doing gangbusters under them.


I'm sure they'll go all out on the 3 films so I'm not really all that concerned. They're probably hoping to cover the whole cost of the acquisition with the three movies + merchandising.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

The press release of the acquistion says otherwise.

"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://www.aintitcool.com/node/59381


I don't doubt they'll ask him for approval on the direction they want to take the story, but I'm inclined to take his wording from late May that his influence will be fairly minimal. It really sounds to me like he's done with that level of intense involvement.

#50 bardockkun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

I don't doubt they'll ask him for approval on the direction they want to take the story, but I'm inclined to take his wording from late May that his influence will be fairly minimal. It really sounds to me like he's done with that level of intense involvement.

It doesn't matter in a way, because if it all goes to shit we're still going to blame him if he's anywhere near the credits anyways.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:33 PM

It doesn't matter in a way, because if it all goes to shit we're still going to blame him if he's anywhere near the credits anyways.


100% agreed.

He does deserve it for Indy vs. The Aliens IMO. :lol:

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

wow....... so will this go in the way of the Zahn trilogy [aka the Thrawn Trilogy]... I can see Mark Hamill doing a cameo to send off the new trilogy...........but they really need to put Kyle Katarn into the new trilogy.......... no doubt we will at least have r2 and 3po in the new series. I am betting you Harrison Ford has too much of a big ego to come back to play Solo.......anyone can play Chewie.............. and Carrie Fisher........well..............I dunno.....

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:37 PM

Not sure how I feel. Also imagine Star Wars in Kingdom Hearts? Darth Vader tells Sora that he's the father and wants him to join the heartless and reign with the darkside.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Disney hasn't done crossovers with marvel so why would they with star wars?



#55 Blaster man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Princess Leia, the next Disney princess.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

How long can Disney carry the Star Wars torch?

I am thinking a LOT of people are going to loose their jobs and there is going to be a lot of restructuring of all Lucas properties.....which could mean a closure of LucasArts, a scale back of ILM (which btw, doesn't seem to be the leader any more in FX of movies]
In any case the bottom line is a lot of people are going to loose their jobs in this transaction.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

Not just layoffs (like what happened @ Marvel) But drastic expenditure slashing. It's what is ultimately monumentally stupid about buying a profitable company.

I wont jump for joy just because we might get another Star Wars. Thats all it'll ever be , ...another one

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:56 PM

Princess Leia, the next Disney princess.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:15 AM

Would love to see the Timothy Zahn books as episodes 7-9 but I doubt that happens.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:23 AM

Stitch is going to get a lightsaber and mess some people up.
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