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

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  1. JoeZhang

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    Just breaking, so no link as of yet.

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  2. Temis the Vorta

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. JoeZhang

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    From that deadline link:

     
  6. TemporalFlux

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    This is kind of strange. Why would Lucas sell?
     
  7. Captain Craig

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    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:
     
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    Okay, I'd like to wake up now please.
     
  10. JoeZhang

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

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

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    For the first time ever I actually want to see more Star Wars movies.
     
  15. Temis the Vorta

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    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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    Better late than never.
     
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    I hate to be maudlin, but this reads like Lucas just got back from the "you've got six months left" doctor's visit.

    I do commend Lucas, though; at least he's thinking about what will happen to the property after he's gone. After he's dead, it could get chopped up and sold to people who would screw it up more than he did. By doing it this way, Lucas chose who got it.
     
  19. Gep Malakai

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    Given Lucasfilm's longtime presence at Disney theme parks, it makes sense that they would be the ones to buy were Lucas ever to sell -- but I can't believe he actually did. Never in a million years would it have seemed likely.
     
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    Disney just raped my childhood!