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Disney buys Lucasfilm! New Star Wars in 2015. No, I'm not making this up!


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#1 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

It's no joke. The press release is here:

http://thewaltdisney...e-lucasfilm-ltd

$4.05B to the Lucasfilm shareholders. All ONE of them - George Lucas.

New Star Wars: Episode VII slated for 2015. (This tells me that they already had a script or at least a treatment ready to go)

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#2 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see Ep8, 9 and 10. If Lucas would have energy to make supervise these.

with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

Wonder how Vader feels about this?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:56 PM

It's no joke. The press release is here:

http://thewaltdisney...e-lucasfilm-ltd

$4.05B to the Lucasfilm shareholders. All ONE of them - George Lucas.

New Star Wars: Episode VII slated for 2015. (This tells me that they already had a script or at least a treatment ready to go)


I hope his employees are well taken care of.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:31 PM

Love this pic from AVS

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

Life Mickey's Star ? To restore damaged planets ?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

So does Darth Vader get cute and giggly or does Mickey turn evil? :D
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

So does Darth Vader get cute and giggly or does Mickey turn evil? :D

Vader becomes a replacement ref in ESPN/Disney's made for cable movie about the 2012 umpire strike. I feel a disturbance in the force ... 10 yard penalty.

Lucas sells out to the mouse ... it's a small world after all.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:38 PM

I hope his employees are well taken care of.


I'm thinking it will be similar to Pixar. I don't think there was much change for those employees when Disney bought it.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:52 PM

I've got a bad feeling about this.
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#11 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

In the conference call, Disney basically said they were leaving Lucasfilm alone. The employees would stay, the direction would stay, etc. Just like they did with Pixar.

Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones rights are included. Yet another studio is going to be contributing to Disney's kitty:

- Paramount has some of the Indiana Jones' rights. What they do will now contribute to Disney as well.
- Paramount's deal with Marvel for Spider-Man gives Disney money.
- Universal Studio's deal with Marvel for theme park rights give Disney money.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:59 AM

Lucasfilm's Indiana Jones rights are included.


Lemme guess.......

A future Jones exploration will discover that Micky and Minnie are Darth's grandparents?

Sounds pretty goofy to me.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

- Universal Studio's deal with Marvel for theme park rights give Disney money.


Not sure if this was just a rumor but we were in Florida recently and someone had mentioned that Disney was going to take those tights back in order that they may use them in their parks

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

I think people are worrying too much about this. I mean they did a great job with handling Marvel at least in my opinion.

Edited by litex2x, 31 October 2012 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

I hope they don't go after Adywan...his fan edit of Empire Strikes Back is supposed to be released next year. He's been working on it for about 3 years I think.

Lucas says that most of the proceeds will be used for his philanthropic efforts.

Edited by dpeters11, 31 October 2012 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

I think people are worrying too much about this. I mean they did a great job with handling Marvel at least in my opinion.


This is my thought too. Lucas would have never made another. Atleast its a chance for a good one. If its crap what have we lost.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:37 PM

Not sure if this was just a rumor but we were in Florida recently and someone had mentioned that Disney was going to take those tights back in order that they may use them in their parks


From what I have read from big Disney fans. They wish Disney could take back the characters, but Universal has perpetual Florida theme park rights to those Marvel characters as long as Universal continues to market attractions based on those characters.
There may or may not be additional characters Disney can use in Disney World, but that is unsure based on the Avengers ties. (FYI, They have/had an Avengers movie clad monorail, but it is not allowed to run the EPCOT route, because that monorail enter the boundary of a theme park )

But Universal no longer holds Marvel rights any where else (I think they let California expire) So the other Disneylands may get Marvel attractions.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:35 AM

Wonder how Vader feels about this?



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

A message from Steve Sansweet:

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Yes, he voiced it in post #19

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