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Old 10-30-2012, 01:59 PM  
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Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disn...-wars-creator/

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BREAKING: Disney Buying LucasFilm

By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Tuesday October 30, 2012 @ 12:47pm PDT

More to come.
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BREAKING: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B in cash & stock

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #241
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Hmmmm...wonder if Epsiode 7 will follow the Thrawn trilogy?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thrawn_trilogy
No, at least not what's been said publicly.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #242
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I'm just glad that Lucas is handing over the franchise to better hands. There is so much potential that's just wasting away.
Amen to every word of that, getting his stale dialogue & style out of it can only be a positive.

At this point, being a consultant is really the best place for him, he can help answer the bigger picture "meaning of the mythos" type questions for the new crew.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #243
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Here, Donger. Bloody Lucasfilm copyright claims!!!!

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #244
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No, at least not what's been said publicly.
So will Lucas still have some control over scripts and direction? Imagine if they hired someone like Fincher, or Cameron to direct it?
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #245
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http://collider.com/star-wars-episode-7/207393/

Update: A conference call with shareholders just ended, in which a few more details of the deal were revealed:
  • Star Wars: Episode 7 will be the beginning of a new trilogy that has been mapped out.
  • The treatment for Episode 7 is already completed, on which Lucas consulted.
  • Episodes 8 and 9 will be released approximately every other year following 2015, so expect the sequels in 2017 and 2019.
  • 20th Century Fox will not be involved with these future releases.
  • Disney “really likes” the potential of expanding Star Wars into television on their Disney XD channel, so expect more than a few new animated series.
  • The studio’s concentration is on the Star Wars franchise, so as of now there are no plans to toy with Indiana Jones. The reason being that those films are tied up in some legal shambles with Paramount, who distributed the films. Indiana Jones was not part of the valuation of Lucasfilm when Disney was eyeing the acquisition.
  • Disney plans to leave Lucasfilm’s visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) “as it is.”
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #246
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20th Century Fox are dicks, so that's good.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:18 PM   #247
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Amen to every word of that, getting his stale dialogue & style out of it can only be a positive.

At this point, being a consultant is really the best place for him, he can help answer the bigger picture "meaning of the mythos" type questions for the new crew.
The best thing the episodes 7-9 could do would be to negate the notion of the "Midichlorians".

Lucas absolutely destroyed the franchise with that revelation. In the original Star Wars movie, the Jedi were referred to as a "religion" and sorcery. Obi Wan convinced Luke to look beyond his physical being and become one with the Force, as if anyone that truly believe could tap into the Force.

With TPM, he utterly destroyed that which made the idea of The Force so special by requiring Force users to be born with a certain amount of garbage in their bloodstream or DNA.

He ripped the heart out of the Jedi Knights with that decision.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #248
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Gotta respect Unca George for this statement:

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"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime."

"I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #249
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So when will we get Willow 2 ?
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Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:27 PM   #250
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So when will we get Willow 2 ?
Right after Howard the Duck 5.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:28 PM   #251
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Gotta respect Unca George for this statement:
I guess. I'm just happy he finally let go.
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Some fanboy just posted that Michael Fassbender would make a great Grand Admiral Thrawn.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #253
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George being old and talking.

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Oh thank heaven for that.

I knew what it was about, but it was just too esoteric for me. Just very contrived and forced. It was a shame, since the wife said, "Great, so it's going to be another 10 years before I get you out to see a film." She hated it too, though.
Go see Argo. You'll ****ing love it.
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