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coupes. 10-30-2012 04:57 PM

Disney buys Lucasfilm, plans Star Wars Episode 7 by 2015


Disney has purchased Lucasfilm Studios, the brainchild of Star Wars director George Lucas, for a cool US$4.5-billion, according to reports. And what’s more, the film giant plans to release a new Star Wars film — Episode VII — by 2015, with Lucas himself as a “creative consultant.
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Didn't see that one coming !

Tinny 10-30-2012 04:59 PM

hawt dang..

Tinny 10-30-2012 05:00 PM

So in the next Kingdom Hearts game I can have Mickey, Cloud, Wolverine, and Han Solo in my party.

Alexrd 10-30-2012 05:34 PM

You know, I think these are very bad news (I'll expand on that tomorrow, this news are being hard to digest). When I first saw the official press release, I thought it was a joke, but unfortunately it's not.

RoxStar 10-30-2012 05:41 PM

So Lucasfilm will now be headed by Kathleen Kennedy, who was the producer of: ET, Poltergeist, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Steven Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Hook, Tiny Toons, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Twister, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, Munich, War Horse, and Lincoln. Maybe this won't be so bad....

But then again she was also the Executive Producer of The Last Airbender and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull so maybe it WILL be as bad as I think

IG-64 10-30-2012 06:16 PM

This is at once exciting and terrifying.

Darth Avlectus 10-30-2012 07:59 PM

Hmm. Didn't see THAT one coming so I have to agree. Yet star tours is in disneyland where I bought my forceFX luke skywalker collectible saber...I can't say I'm all that surprised. We can only pray that an episode 7 either won't contradict the previously established canon of EU, OR that it won't cheapen SW as a whole. But not both. It'd be nice if it went both ways but things rarely ever work out so well.

As Rox already pointed out, the person to be heading it has a track record of more good than bad so there is some hope. Still I'm not holding my breath; I'm all :dozey: inside.

Alexrd 10-30-2012 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by IG-64 (Post 2822084)
This is at once exciting and terrifying.


Disney CEO Robert Iger briefly discussed Disney's plans for game development using the intellectual properties acquired in the acquisition, saying, "We're likely to focus more on social and mobile than we are on console. We'll look opportunistically at console, most likely in licensing rather than publishing, but we think that given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, and the storytelling, that they lend themselves quite nicely, as they've already demonstrated to the other platforms."
Terrifying, for certain...

IG-64 10-30-2012 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2822131)
Terrifying, for certain...

Bleh. But I think that's more of a universal trend for a lot of industries, unfortunately. I'm still waiting for the whole social/mobile bubble to burst.

PR-0927 10-30-2012 09:16 PM

I am nervous as ****. The EU is so vast and well-put together. I'm worried that Disney will **** all over it. Lucas has been alright about respecting the EU stuff, for the most part, but Disney is uncharted territory.

Here's hoping it's Thrawn Trilogy stuff...

- PR-0927

GeneralPloKoon 10-30-2012 09:23 PM


Originally Posted by IG-64 (Post 2822084)
This is at once exciting and terrifying.

Definitely, the future will be quite interesting for Star Wars and maybe even Indiana Jones fans alike.

M@RS 10-31-2012 07:25 AM

I'm pretty excited about the prospects of new movies, but I do share in the worry that it will ruin everything.

duster 10-31-2012 07:50 AM

He looks sad on the video.So do i.

IG-64 11-02-2012 12:09 AM

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Darth Groovy 11-05-2012 01:32 PM

That's it. I quit the Internet!

Tinny 11-05-2012 02:57 PM

Episode VII to be about Dash Rendar with a little bit of Thrawn:

Alexrd 11-05-2012 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Tinny (Post 2822586)

I like the costume. Very faithful to "Shadows of the Empire".

Tinny 11-05-2012 04:43 PM

Yeah, pretty retro and authentic.

Darth Avlectus 11-05-2012 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by Tinny (Post 2822586)
Episode VII to be about Dash Rendar with a little bit of Thrawn:

Guess I had that one coming.

RoxStar 01-25-2013 01:06 PM

JJ Abrams to direct.

duster 01-25-2013 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by RoxStar (Post 2827124)
Same goes for Disney.
Wellcome to the Jungle baby.XD

leXX 01-29-2013 09:24 AM

Oh I dunno, he did such a fantastic job on Star Trek that to me he has proven his worth in rebooting a franchise. I'm very happy it's J.J. Abrams and not someone like Michael Bay or Christopher Nolan. Can you imagine? The horrror.

GeneralPloKoon 02-12-2013 10:17 PM

I have faith in JJ Abrams. :)

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