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Old 10-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/10/3...tar-wars-film/
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #2
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

Just heard about this - was surprised there hasn't been discussion here yet. Mind blown.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
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Would love to see Joss Whedon or Brad Bird direct the sequel
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

As long as its not Lucas directing there is a remote chance this will be awesome. Would love to see Whedon direct.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...ars-films.html


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Old 10-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #7
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

Star Wars 7...please be good...please be good...please be good.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

So they just handed a $4 billion dollar cheque to Lucas? Lol, that guy is a genius.

I am hoping that they skip the sort of episode 7-9 that we're the thrawn series of books. They should just skip all that and start with a clean slate. Get a good director and someone that actually knows how to write and this could be awesome.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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Would be awesome if this turned out to be the best of the series

Would be a fail if not better than the second trilogy
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #10
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

The likelihood of it sucking and the amount I would hate it if it sucked way outweighs the slight chance that it's worth it. I'm not that pleased.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #11
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

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So they just handed a $4 billion dollar cheque to Lucas? Lol, that guy is a genius.
Actually, it's a $2 billion check and the rest in Disney stock.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #12
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

Someone already wrote a Wikipedia article speculating on the storyline of Episode 7. Wonder how long until the article gets memory holed, because it's almost pure speculation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_sequel_trilogy
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

I want to be optmistic. if they remake the OT I'll die
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #14
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

Disney's done well with Marvel, mixed results with Pixar and fairly poorly with other assets (John Carter? Tangled?).

I expect a SW-themed ride in Tomorrowland within a year.

Having said all that, I just have to say...

I've got a bad feeling about this.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #15
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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Tangled, great film worldwide gross $590m. Yeah they really screwed the pooch with that one.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #17
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

The thing is, this movie will have to be at least 50% better than the original movies for people to claim that it is even in the same league as them. For people to say that it is "better" than the originals, it will have to be at least 2x better IMO.

I'm optimistic, but this making this movie is going to be a tall order.

Edit: although who am I kidding, we all know this movie is going to make a profit regardless simply because it has the name Star Wars in the title.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #18
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

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I think Star Wars fans are to elated upon hearing that George Lucas sold the franchise rights. Getting Lucas out of Star Wars is probably their greatest dream.

Even though Lucas will be a creative consultant, I expect others will be doing all the heavy lifting. Otherwise, he wouldn't have sold the franchise.

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I am hoping that they skip the sort of episode 7-9 that we're the thrawn series of books. They should just skip all that and start with a clean slate. Get a good director and someone that actually knows how to write and this could be awesome.
Casting aside the EU (expanded universe) and creating a completely new story for Episodes 7+ would definitely create a "freak out" among many hardcore fans.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #19
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

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Disney's done well with Marvel, mixed results with Pixar and fairly poorly with other assets (John Carter? Tangled?).

I expect a SW-themed ride in Tomorrowland within a year.

Having said all that, I just have to say...

I've got a bad feeling about this.
They've had a star wars ride for years
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #20
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

why, God, why??
@ least Disney makes decent movies.
Obv gonna be pumped, but obv series has been completely destroyed due to the installment of episode 1-3.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #21
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

after the disasters of ep 1, 2 and maybe even 3, is anyone really dumb enough to be looking forward to this?
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #22
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

I think its fair to look forward to it. Seeing what Abrams did with Star Trek and what Whedon is doing with a product like The Avengers gives some hope to future installments of Star Wars. Just depends on if the right people get involved.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #23
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

I am very interested to see if the Yuuzhan Vong are used.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #24
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

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Casting aside the EU (expanded universe) and creating a completely new story for Episodes 7+ would definitely create a "freak out" among many hardcore fans.

you mean in a good way or a bad way?

me: huge Star Wars fan, disappointed in the prequels, super excited for this, read the Thrawn books but would be much more excited for a new storyline
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:15 PM   #25
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Re: Disney buying LucasFilm, Releasing Star Wars episode 7 in 2015

Count me as pumped.

There was always speculation that he was working on something. Hardcore fans aside, I wouldn't mind seeing a huge expansion into the Star Wars world. It looks like we are just going to get an extension of the original series for now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see more than 1 prequel series in the next 20 years(beginning of council, rise of yoda, etc).
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