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Old October 30 2012, 10:34 PM   #46
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 YESSSS!!!!
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Old October 30 2012, 10:35 PM   #47
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So, is Disney getting everything? THX? ILM? Lucas Arts?
Looks that way.

Lucasfilm’s businesses include live-action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio postproduction. Disney also acquires the technologies from the San Francisco-based company, which operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light + Magic, and Skywalker Sound.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:40 PM   #48
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Yeah, I just heard. Holy crap. I know Disney has been buying out companies left and right (like Marvel, for example), but I never thought Lucasfilm would ever be one. Wow.

When I think about it, though, I can understand, seeing as Lucas isn't getting any younger.

Still not sure if I've got have a bad feeling about this or not.



ETA: Decided to check out some SW forums, and noticed that the TheForce.net forums are slow to load; obviously the site is getting slammed right now.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:42 PM   #49
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Hmmm, wonder what this means for the fan community. Disney is much less lenient than Lucas when it comes to fan produced works.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:43 PM   #50
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While doing publicity for Red Tails, Uncle George said he was retiring. I guess we didn't know how serious he was.

I hope 7,8,9 don't suck, and I hope as many of the original cast possible come back. I'd probably watch that even if it does suck.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:47 PM   #51
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There goes Tortanic. Not long now before EA shuts it down.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:51 PM   #52
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Decided to check out some SW forums, and noticed that the TheForce.net forums are slow to load; obviously the site is getting slammed right now.
Haven't been there in years. That place must be a madhouse right now.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:53 PM   #53
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This is kind of strange. Why would Lucas sell?
Money, dear boy.
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Old October 30 2012, 10:59 PM   #54
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

I wonder how this will effect the long rumored and in development live action SW series. Perhaps they're taking that some of that material, whatever it is, and putting towards getting a new movie out by 2015, though really I think three years is plenty to time to make a Star Wars movie...even one from scratch. At any rate, I would imagine this has been in the works for some time and as such, some preliminary work on the movie could be done already. I of course don't mean they're shooting right now, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a script has already been written or at the very least a screenwriter has been hired. Bottom line, I doubt they're getting started fresh today.

Aside from that, I wonder what will become of LucasArts and if they'll now be open or used for making games from a more wide spectrum of IP's owned by Disney.
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Old October 30 2012, 11:01 PM   #55
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As for future Star Wars projects, I don't care about them but the PT sets the bar pretty low. All I'm interested in is what this means for giving the 1977 and 1980 movies a proper home video treatment, and really Disney's attitude on that can't be worse than GL's. Seems a positive development to me.

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Old October 30 2012, 11:09 PM   #56
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I have no words for this, other than like, perhaps, maybe...





Unless it also means that we get the Original Trilogy on blu ray.
And the Holiday Special.
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Old October 30 2012, 11:09 PM   #57
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George and Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars:

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Old October 30 2012, 11:12 PM   #58
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Can I just say "fuck Nathan Fillion" - nothing personal against him but it is getting to the stage that if they made a film version of Little Orphan Annie, he'd be suggested for Annie by some fan-boy.
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Old October 30 2012, 11:17 PM   #59
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Decided to check out some SW forums, and noticed that the TheForce.net forums are slow to load; obviously the site is getting slammed right now.
Haven't been there in years. That place must be a madhouse right now.
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Old October 30 2012, 11:18 PM   #60
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Re: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.

Wow, talk about a shock. Well to me it is. Excited to see what happens, bet casting will begin soon since they want Episode 7 out by '15.
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