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Disney buys LucasFilms for $4.05 billion

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Aaron Silverman

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    Well, have at it!
    Darth Vader/ Emperor Zurg crossover time?
    Has anyone's head exploded yet at the thought that the dialogue in the next Star Wars movie will be written not by George Lucas, but possibly by someone who works in a building with the word "PIXAR" on it?
     
  2. TravisR

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    I admit that I'm very intrigued to see what someone other than George Lucas will do with Star Wars in movie form but having read plenty of Lucas-free SW novels and comics over the years, it certainly doesn't guarantee great or even remotely good results.
     
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    Wow this is huge news indeed. We will see a new Star Wars film in 2015. Can't wait.
     
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    For Apple fans, the other good news in this is that the likelihood of Star Wars available through iTunes just shot through the damn roof.
     
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    Lucas Official Comment
     
  6. TravisR

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    ^ Thanks for the video, Matt.
    Whatever happens, I love the idea that being with Disney absolutely guarantees that Star Wars will be around for a loooooong time in some form.
     
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    Iger clarifies.. Disney has rights to all Star Wars, ASAP, Fox has no more distribution rights. Indy stays at Paramount for now. Disney also is planning extension in the universe for Disney XD (animated) series, so figure Clone Wars to move or change.

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/star-wars-disney-episode-7-three-more-movies-planned/
     
  8. Scott McGillivray

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    I can only see better things coming from this.
    This franchise could do great things again if others were allowed in play in that toy box of history and characters.
     
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    I guess Marvel Studios REALLY wanted the rights to Howard the Duck back .
     
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    To clarify:

    "There are some encumbrances with the first Stars Wars films with Fox and some encumbrances with Indiana Jones with Paramount,” said Rasulo. Iger said that, while he “loves the franchise,” the Indiana Jones films were not a big factor in the deal because of Paramount’s rights to the franchise. Fox has no future distribution rights to any further Star Wars films, the execs said.
     
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    I haven't even read the article yet (I'm hoping there's no prohibition against releasing the OOT in the future in high definition), but I have to ask:
    Was I the only one who read this thread's headline and had to check if it wasn't April 1?

    :laugh:
    I'll have more comments once I get up to speed on all the happenings. Of course we all know that Disney is no stranger to never re-releasing original versions of things (Song of the South), But of course if latent racism was the reasoning behind that, we may never see the unedited prequels...or they may completely re-dub Jar Jar and the Trade Federation. :D
     
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    All I can say is..this is a shocker. I can only hope that Star Wars can now live up to the potential that the original trilogy had started. I also hope there is a possible future release of the original trilogy on bluray. I have a couple of hopes but only time will tell.

    Later everyone.
     
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    That was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news of the sale.
     
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    If the pent-up demand, ranting and clamor are any indication, Disney will get back half their investment just from the release of those 3 films.
     
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    Considering all the trouble he's gone to change the originals and not release them, I'd be surprised if the sale didn't allow Lucas to still keep the 'old' versions buried. I've love to be wrong though.
     
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    And then there's this fear!!
     
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    The thing I'm really hopeful for here doesn't even involve Star Wars. It involves two dead franchises at LucasArts that were going to be films but then stopped.



    The Curse of Monkey Island (originally a film concept in 2000, it stopped)

    And Orson Scott Card's brilliant "The Dig"
     
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    For that kind of scratch, I doubt if Disney made any such allocation. I think Disney will work out some kind of mutually beneficial deal with Fox to get some new discs out, and they will likely be the ones we've been waiting for.
     
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    If you think that's bad, wait until they try to further the Indiana Jones franchise and have to figure out a way to dissolve from the Disney castle logo to a matching, castle-like shape!
     
  20. Mikael Soderholm

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    Yeah, well, it will be around but in the form of animation, not sure that's what I'd like...;)
    A bad feeling I have about this...
     

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