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John8204 10-30-2012 04:39 PM

Disney buys Lucasfilms, New Stars Wars in the works
 
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Announces
New Star Wars Movie For 2015
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 1:17pm

by Kevin Melrose
Movies

Less than three years after buying Marvel for $4 billion, The Walt Disney Company has announced it will acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. With the news arrives word that a new Star Wars movie will be released in 2015.

Current Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy will become Lucasfilm president, reporting to Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, and serve as brand manager for the Star Wars franchise. In addition she will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, including Star Wars Episode 7, “with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.”

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” Lucas, who’ll continue as a creative consultant for the franchise, said in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

Under the terms of the deal, Disney acquires full ownership of Lucasfilm, including its live-action film production, animation, visual effects and audio post-production.

Lucas founded Lucasfilm Ltd. in 1971 with the release of THX1138, followed four years later by by the creation of the pioneering special-effects company Industrial Light & Magic, Sprocket Systems (renamed Skywalker Sound in 1979) and Lucas Licensing. Those divisions were joined over the next three decades by Lucasfilm Games (later LucasArts), Lucas Online and Lucasfilm Animation
And the best part, Lucas won't be directing it. :tongue01:

RearNaked 10-30-2012 05:40 PM

Not with a bang, but with a whimper.

I honestly think people won't even care at this point. I certainly don't. You couldn't pay me to see another Star Wars film and I grew up loving the original series.

No_Mercy 10-30-2012 06:33 PM

I'm hyped up...Disney can take it to the next level.

- merchandising
- amusement park rides (Star Tours was one of the first virtual reality tours and consequently one of my favorite rides. In fact I can pretty much see the entire clip in my head right now with that lil robot saying "you're going the wrong way!!!" lolz...)

Bonnar426 10-30-2012 08:42 PM

What I hope to see is Disney releasing the Original Version of Star Wars on DVD. Not this special edition crap that's filled with all these obnoxious changes. It sucks that the only way to enjoy star wars is on the VCR.

RearNaked 10-30-2012 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnar426 (Post 1643163)
What I hope to see is Disney releasing the Original Version of Star Wars on DVD. Not this special edition crap that's filled with all these obnoxious changes. It sucks that the only way to enjoy star wars is on the VCR.

There's a fan edit of the blu rays iirc.

Rauno 10-31-2012 07:27 AM

I have to let this sink in. On a plus side, we got more Star Wars movies, on a darker side (:p), we get more Star Wars movies. If they do this right and stay true to the Universe, i'll be the happiest guy around though. Lucas always said that he wants the Universe to go on without him at one point. Glad he was still able to choose on who to give it to.

If we can avoid Dart Vader battling Iron Man and there won't be any Storm Troopers of the Carribean stuff, we're going to be alright.

Toxic 11-02-2012 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnar426 (Post 1643163)
What I hope to see is Disney releasing the Original Version of Star Wars on DVD. Not this special edition crap that's filled with all these obnoxious changes. It sucks that the only way to enjoy star wars is on the VCR.

Betamax>VHS


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