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

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  1. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Mod Awakens Moderator

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    No one considers this more important than the news of the devastation caused by Sandy, people are able to do more than one thing at a time, and you're one of those nerds too, so maybe you could stop looking down on people over non-existent concerns.

    You know I like you, man, but c'mon. This really shouldn't be an issue, or at least, it seems an odd thing for you to say while you're posting in frivolous scifi related threads on the TrekBBS of all places while the news of Sandy is still coming in.
     
  2. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wonder if they will (eventually) pull the comics license from Dark Horse?
     
  3. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

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    So, is Disney getting everything? THX? ILM? Lucas Arts?
     
  4. Captaindemotion

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    I never would have seen this coming - not even the purchase, never mind the further SW movies (though I suppose once Disney would buy out Lucasfilm, more SW movies were inevitable).

    It's funny how George has yet again changed his script. For years, he's said that he has no interest in passing the SW torch to anyone else - 'It's my thing' was how he put it. But now of course, it's all 'I've always known that SW would outlive me.'

    Still, if we get a decent Episodes 7-9, I don't mind.
     
  5. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

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    This is unexpected big news for sure. The end of an era.

    I think the result of this is going to be good for the most part. My most wanted project is more Indiana Jones, with or without Ford. I really want Indy to eventually become a Bond like franchise character. I think Nathan Fillion would make a solid Indy.
     
  6. Lookingglassman

    Lookingglassman Admiral Admiral

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    Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 YESSSS!!!!
     
  7. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    Looks that way.

    Source
     
  8. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.

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    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. :lol:
     
  9. sojourner

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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.
     
  10. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.
     
  11. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There goes Tortanic. Not long now before EA shuts it down.
     
  12. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    Haven't been there in years. That place must be a madhouse right now.
     
  13. Sci

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    Money, dear boy.
     
  14. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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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.

    Justin
     
  16. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I have no words for this, other than like, perhaps, maybe...

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc[/yt]



    Unless it also means that we get the Original Trilogy on blu ray.
    And the Holiday Special.
     
  17. Chris3123

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    George and Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars:

    [yt]www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqlTi7lkhY[/yt]
     
  18. JoeZhang

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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.
     
  19. Chris3123

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    [​IMG]
     
  20. CaptainDonovin

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    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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