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Old October 30 2012, 11:58 PM   #181
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

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Guys, this is fantastic news. Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones sucked majorly, and Revenge of the Sith was better but not great. Handing the movies onto a new director and script writer can only improve things, or keep them about where they are now. It can't make things worse.

Disney is no "more" of a corporation than Lucasfilm or 20th Century Fox, so nothing has changed there. All Disney has to do is hire the right writer and director, and we may conceivably get a Star Wars movie better than anything we've seen since the early 80's. At worst, it's mindless CGI-filled crap, which is all we've gotten from that franchise in the last decade or so anyway.
Agree completely. Whats the worse they do? Make another film that's on par with the prequel trilogy? I certainly hope Lucas' imput as a creative consultant is limited.
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Old October 30 2012, 11:58 PM   #182
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Now I just have to figure out how to transition from not buying Clone Wars seasons to not buying Star Wars movies.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:00 AM   #183
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

As long as Episode VII isn't worse than Episode II let them take a crack at it. Hey, I sat through Speed 2 and Batman and Robin. None of us have any business boiling Lucas in oil when those two nougated elephant turds doused in phlegm exist and Joel Schumacher is walking this planet free and allowed to make films.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:01 AM   #184
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No, Disney will just put the movies into "the vault" and only release them for sale every 5 to 10 years.
IF then. Disney has a bad habit of not following through on DVD releases as it is. Anyone who has followed the struggles of fans of 90s Disney shows (Gargoyles, etc) to get the last parts of the series released knows this all too well.

Star Wars just became JAFDF (Just Another Frakking Disney Franchise), there to be milked by the Mouse for income streams.
Yes SW is a franchise that Disney now controls.

From the Disney wikia:
When Disney places a movie in the Vault, it generally allows ten years to pass and then re-releases the movie.
If the video format is no longer a huge money maker they move on to the next format. Which for 90s Disney shows (Gargoyles) will be streaming video. There is a limited market for streaming standard definition 4:3 format video. If it is not 16:9 HD (if not a 35mm film source) then it will probably be lost and not be a franchise to reissue. They will probably just reboot the Gargoyles franchise and produce it in 4k or HD if they feel it will stand the test of time.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:09 AM   #185
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Anyone have an image of a present day Carrie Fisher wielding a lightsabre?

It stands to reason R2 and C3PO would return. But I wonder if Hamill and Carrie would be game? Surely Mayhew would return but we all know the loveable grump Ford is nothin' doin'.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:12 AM   #186
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Given how much she enjoys riffing on her Leia days, I'm sure Carrie'd be up for a one-scene cameo, or some other very minor contribution. Doubt she'd want to return in any significant capacity.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:15 AM   #187
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Re: Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015

Does this mean more appearances of Hayden Christensen as a Force ghost? Anakin's spirit is said to help guide Luke, the revived Jedi Order and the New Republic in the years after the defeat of Vader and the Emperor at Endor so I wonder if this means Hayden gets more work as Anakin Skywalker in the new films, even if it's a shimmering blue ghost that can't really interact with anything?
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Old October 31 2012, 12:16 AM   #188
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So, have they hired Joss Whedon yet?
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Old October 31 2012, 12:17 AM   #189
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I wonder if we'll see the return of the Sith for the next bunch of movies.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:19 AM   #190
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Maybe we will finally learn that Yoda's parents are Kermit and Miss Piggy!
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Old October 31 2012, 12:19 AM   #191
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Re: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm

He's referring to this thread, which was posted two hours before yours:

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock.
Which is probably why I couldn't find it in this forum. Seeing as how Lucas is primarily know for SF&F, I thought this forum needed a thread about it.

there is another thread with almost 200 replies already covering not just the next feature film (2015 tentative) but the business aspect of the Disney acquisition.

Star Wars Episode 7 - 2015
Yeah, I got that. Thing is, not everyone with a interest in Lucasfilm gives a shit about Star Wars, and there's nothing in that title that even hints of a Disney connection. I, for one, have absolutely no interest in an "Episode 7", and probably wouldn't ever have entered that thread, had no one since told me that it deals with the Disney acquisition. Seeing as it does, I have no problem with this thread being closed.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:22 AM   #192
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I would imagine that professional fanboys in the entertainment industry like JJ Abrams will be lining up to get the chance to direct a Star Wars movie
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Old October 31 2012, 12:24 AM   #193
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Google Stockholm syndrome
I know what Stockholm Syndrome is, but, I don't get what you'e saying?
George Lucas == Bank robbers
Fans == hostages
Ah, OK. I was wondering how Disney could Produce the Syndrome in this case
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Old October 31 2012, 12:27 AM   #194
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Wow, if all goes according to plan, 2015 will see the release of Avengers 2. Justice League and Star Wars. Wow. What a summer that will be.
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Old October 31 2012, 12:28 AM   #195
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We're only 3 1/2 hours into the party, and I'm sure it will stretch on for days if not months. Sure, let's have all the threads be about this. I'm psyched!
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