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JoeZhang October 30 2012 09:01 PM

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Just breaking, so no link as of yet.

:eek:

Temis the Vorta October 30 2012 09:04 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Hilarious Mickey-as-Darth-Vader cartoons flood teh internets in three..two...

Deadline has a developing story here.

When something develops, that will be the place to look. :D

Gut reaction: this is good news. Say what you like about evil, soulless publically traded corporations, but the profit motive can force them to develop and maintain their creative properties in a sensible and entertaining manner. They usually don't permit one person to go completely off the rails.

That said, Lucas seems to have gotten back on the rails lately with some help from his employees. So I don't see any reason for Mickey to tromp over to the Presidio to clean house with a lightsaber at the head of an army of clonetroopers...

Really, the obvious thing to do now is to let Filoni & crew continue The Clone Wars cartoon into the post-ROTS timeframe with Ashoka as the main character. Keep doing what works.

After that, revive the franchise's faded glory in the movie realm. I guess a prequel do-over would be too much to hope for, but why not post-ROTJ sequel? And yes, they can recast Luke, Leia and Han. If Spock can be successfully re-cast, anyone can. (Line up Jennifer Lawrence as Leia right frakking now. As for the guys, no idea, but I have this strange hunch that Michael Rosenbaum would astonish us all if given at crack at Han.)

Live action TV is the hardest nut to crack. Lucas' idea to ape the Deadwood style is not the way to do it, though.

sojourner October 30 2012 09:04 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
ah fuck.

Captain Craig October 30 2012 09:06 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Well they got Marvel for $4 Billion and that's starting to look like a bargain given how Avengers performed and IM3's early teaser trailer looks very promising.

I look forward to reading the details of this transaction. Wouldn't think Lucas would sell at this point.

JoeZhang October 30 2012 09:06 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
From that deadline link:

Quote:

The companies have also targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7

TemporalFlux October 30 2012 09:08 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
This is kind of strange. Why would Lucas sell?

Captain Craig October 30 2012 09:09 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
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JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7177621)
From that deadline link:

Quote:

The companies have also targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7

Okay, I figured talk of this would start but there's a target on the calendar already?!!
Wouldn't this mean some drafts or outlines are floating around as a type of groundwork already in place?

Released the same year as Avengers 2!! :eek::eek:

JoeZhang October 30 2012 09:11 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
I've started a thread in sci to talk specifics about the Star Wars movie.

Kelthaz October 30 2012 09:11 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Okay, I'd like to wake up now please.

JoeZhang October 30 2012 09:13 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
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Kelthaz wrote: (Post 7177645)
Okay, I'd like to wake up now please.

What? Before we see Iron Man fighting Boba Fett on the big screen?

JoeZhang October 30 2012 09:16 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
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TemporalFlux wrote: (Post 7177627)
This is kind of strange. Why would Lucas sell?

He's a guy about to hit 70 maybe he was simply bored with the whole thing.

doubleohfive October 30 2012 09:17 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Lucas said in a statement, "It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wir...5#.UJA1x2l26D5

Temis the Vorta October 30 2012 09:18 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
Quote:

JoeZhang wrote: (Post 7177621)
From that deadline link:

Quote:

The companies have also targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7

:eek:

Wow, Mickey, that's what I call service! You're not such a bad mouse after all..

:rommie:

Man, if this wern't coming from Deadline, I'd smell a fanboy hoax. Too good to be true? But Deadline usually is careful about hoaxes...

RoJoHen October 30 2012 09:20 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
For the first time ever I actually want to see more Star Wars movies.

Temis the Vorta October 30 2012 09:21 PM

Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
 
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TemporalFlux wrote: (Post 7177627)
This is kind of strange. Why would Lucas sell?

Why not? He's beyond stupid-rich and getting towards retirement age. Maybe he wants to buy a Napa Valley winery (or buy the Napa Valley :D) and put out his own label a la Coppola.


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