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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

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BREAKING: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B in cash & stock

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #1771
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Disney needs to get product out RITE NAOW to offset the 4 BILL-yon they gave Darth Lucas.

It's all about bottom line these days, no matter where you go.
Disney's fine on the bottom line. The $4 billion is literally chump change, especially considering their Marvel and Pixar revenues.

The issue here is that Iger jumped the gun by demanding that a film be out in 2015. There's going to be a lot of backtracking going on in the next few months because not only is Episode VII in danger of missing 2015 entirely (even if they do a Christmas release) but the spinoffs in 2016 haven't begun production of any sort to my knowledge.

IMO, it doesn't matter. They have Star Wars Rebels in 2014, which looks to be incredible, and they've done a masterful job of reigniting the passion for Star Wars.

2015, 2016, whatever it takes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #1772
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #1773
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Uh oh.......Team asked to pushed back the summer 2015 release date. Disney said NO. This thing is gonna be rushed......




http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...-disney-651482



Disney might be experiencing a disturbance in the Force.
With the Oct. 24 exit of Star Wars: Episode VII writer Michael Arndt, the studio is under the gun to keep the film on course for a 2015 release despite a script that several insiders say isn't close to ready.
PHOTOS: 'Star Wars' Actors Then and Now
According to those close to the project, producer Kathleen Kennedy and most of the film's creative team have asked Disney to push the release to 2016, but studio CEO Robert Iger is adamant that Episode VII -- perhaps the franchise's most anticipated installment since 1999's The Phantom Menace -- not budge. That has created enormous pressure on all involved, with director J.J. Abrams stepping in to take over scripting duties with Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote 1980's Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, considered the best film in the series.
For his part, Arndt worked exclusively on Episode VII for most of the past year and already had penned a 40- to 50-page treatment before Lucasfilm was sold to Disney in October 2012. But as one of Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriters, who can command more than $300,000 a week doing rewrites, the Oscar-winning scribe (Little Miss Sunshine) was ready to move on to other projects.
Some sources say Abrams has become autocratic in recent months, wresting some casting control from Kennedy. But others disputed that notion, saying Abrams and Kennedy both have been involved in casting sessions. Unlike Kennedy, Abrams is said to be more in sync with Iger's desire to meet the 2015 release target -- which allows zero margin for error -- at all costs.
STORY: Michael Arndt Exits 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Although the 2015 schedule already is full of tentpoles including Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Warner Bros.' -Batman mashup and Lionsgate's final Hunger Games, Iger has crafted a Star Wars game plan that hinges on Episode VII hitting the big screen that summer. The studio is expected to roll out Episodes VII, VIII and IX over a six-year period, with at least two spinoffs -- penned by a team including Kasdan and Simon Kinberg -- interspersed between.
Still, another project insider dismisses talk of problems and what the writer shuffle means for what is perhaps Hollywood's most valued franchise. "It's nothing out of the ordinary," says the insider. "Almost every big movie changes writers at some point. There's no drama here."
So, no Iger sanction?
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #1774
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:27 PM   #1775
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Ewoks weren't supposed to be cute?

(I think I've had this discussion with someone here before...)
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #1776
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They were definitely supposed to be cute. Uncle George had kids and it changed him.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #1777
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Wasn't it originally supposed to be Wookies? And they changed it to Ewoks so they could sell toys?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #1778
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Wasn't it originally supposed to be Wookies? And they changed it to Ewoks so they could sell toys?
IIRC they didn't want to use Wookies because they felt it would somehow diminish Chewbacca.

The beginnings of Darth Lucas' debilitation retardation.
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IIRC they didn't want to use Wookies because they felt it would somehow diminish Chewbacca.

The beginnings of Darth Lucas' debilitation retardation.
I think it may have had something to do with money, too.

Those Wookiee suits are a lot more expensive than they look.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #1781
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I think it may have had something to do with money, too.

Those Wookiee suits are a lot more expensive than they look.
That's what I've read.

Damn shame. That whole fight scene makes a hell of a lot more sense if it's wookies KILLING EFFING STORMTrOOPERS WITH ROCKS.

Also, Wookies were favored slave labor for the empire, so the idea of building the Death Star right next door to the wookies' homeworld makes a lot of sense.
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*Supposedly*, Abrams agrees.

Arndt wanted to make a kiddie movie, Abrams did not.

That's all I know at this point.
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*Supposedly*, Abrams agrees.

Arndt wanted to make a kiddie movie, Abrams did not.

That's all I know at this point.
Well, if true, that gets Abrams back on my good side..... for now.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #1785
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I think it may have had something to do with money, too.

Those Wookiee suits are a lot more expensive than they look.
Sold his integrity for cash money. Who hasn't been there, amirite?

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*Supposedly*, Abrams agrees.

Arndt wanted to make a kiddie movie, Abrams did not.

That's all I know at this point.
Don't do it. Don't ****ing do it, McCloud. Don't you give me hope that Abrams might actually hit it out of the park with this movie.
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