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Disney buys LucasFlims for $4 billion
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I'd take that 4bil. I want it!
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Disney or not, the SW will still be as big as it is now. The franchise is strong with its fans.
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Hey! It's not just Star Wars!
It's also Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, & ( any or all?) LucasArts projects laying around....
With or without more Star Wars, let's face it, not much will ever live up to those amazing first 3!

I'd expect, at the very least, Disney would make good use of the tools above for any applicable project.

On a different note, didn't George Lucas already have 7,8, & 9 already written? or at least close to a screenplay back in the 1970s?
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farmbird wrote:

Hey! It's not just Star Wars!
It's also Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, & ( any or all?) LucasArts projects laying around....
With or without more Star Wars, let's face it, not much will ever live up to those amazing first 3!

I'd expect, at the very least, Disney would make good use of the tools above for any applicable project.

On a different note, didn't George Lucas already have 7,8, & 9 already written? or at least close to a screenplay back in the 1970s?


According to George Lucas' biographer Dale Pollock

The author said there is little doubt that Disney will use Lucas’s outlines for the next three movies. “Writers will absolutely take his outline. That’s in part what Disney bought,” he said.

“It was originally a 12-part saga,” Pollock told TheWrap. “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8 and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these 3 movies.’”

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http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/star-wars-7-8-and-9-are-most-exciting-says-george-lucas-biographer-exclusive-63006
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Havoc_360 wrote:

Disney or not, the SW will still be as big as it is now. The franchise is strong with its fans.


So strong, you might say it's a Force... to be reckoned with?!?

*Gets cabbages and tomatoes thrown at him*
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Havoc_360 wrote:

Disney or not, the SW will still be as big as it is now. The franchise is strong with its fans.


So strong, you might say it's a Force... to be reckoned with?!?

*Gets cabbages and tomatoes thrown at him*


Throw some yams too! I hear they're dangerous.
Posted 10/31/12

NoBreyner wrote:


DangerousYams wrote:


Havoc_360 wrote:

Disney or not, the SW will still be as big as it is now. The franchise is strong with its fans.


So strong, you might say it's a Force... to be reckoned with?!?

*Gets cabbages and tomatoes thrown at him*


Throw some yams too! I hear they're dangerous.


*Force bakes yams into sweet potato fries*

At last... I am the Mast-

*is impaled by Mickey R2 with lightsaber*
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By also acquiring Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, now any film company wanting top rated CGI or sound has to go through Disney. I'm beginning to imagine how this may impact the movie industry as a whole.
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so Mick 2 would be his new name
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I liked the scene enough to upload a clearer .gif. It's hard to make one for this site that doesn't end up messed up.



Clubbing like a Boss!

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thanks for that....... yeah I found it on reddit earlier today... I just thought it was hysterical

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I doubt Disney will ever make anything worse than the Phantom Menace.

Heck, John Carter was better than the Phantom Menace.
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The way things are as of right now..... I'm not sure either how he'll adjust to Disney's ways. and yes! there will be a lot of penny pinching going on. Let's hope Kathleen Kennedy.... now the new President of lucasfilm... handles these tedious upcoming situations that will happen in the future. we both know that how much pressure is put on her for now she has to live up to Disney standards and meet Georges standards as well..... me and a friend was talking about this last night... and since my friend is around Goerge's age he told me that being a creative consultant is a nice position to have and say "hey I sold my company, in return you let me do what I want still yet". gives a great positon to still be in charge where it is needed......lol... I think it will be fine.. yes there will be a lot of changes but it should be fine. Pixar was ok with the adjustments when they became apart of Disney... I think lucasfilms will be alright considering.

What will be interesting is the fact that he has probably spent more time administrating the company for the last ten years essentially playing GOD, have you ever noticed how many films LucasArts does the sound for, a lot of them (I have a bizarre obsession for reading movie credits). I know Lucas probably has squadrons of subordinates whom he delegates everything to but when you've created a company as successful as LA you don't take your eye off of anything. So now not only is he going to be under a microscope to create but to create with someone else dictating budgets. He might become quite frustrated. And not to disparage Disney repeatedly, but they really haven't retained the quality that they had during Eisner and his predecessors, oops forgot Katzenberg also. I loved Pixars early films but I just haven't found the sophistication of Disney's earlier works in anything they've put out in probably over a decade But it might just be I'm getting old lol. And look at what has happened to Studio Ghibli, they haven't done a decent film since Disney bought them. Mind you Miyazaki was irreplaceable, but why didn't he take up a similar position as George touts doing. And I cannot help but think that Ms. Kennedy will burn out quickly as well again for the same reason as for George. If you look back at Katzenberg's short fore with Disney, you'll see a group of very motivated people who sorry for a lack of a better word are perfectionists (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Kennedy, and Lucas,etc) they don't like to attach their names to substandard work. Mind you I am overlooking a few big mistakes made within that group but overall I think they demand high standards for themselves and their works. Too bad the rest of our society doesn't. As I said it should be interesting to observe what will happen...only as an outsider. In the end what it comes down to is the almighty dollar. Again to date myself, but years ago companies cared about how they took care of not only their customers but their staff. Companies understood the value of quality,even if at times it meant forgoing immediate returns because you would earn a lifetime or multi-generational customer by doing something properly. There really isn't any forethought of the future, immediate returns are all that matter. With Disney this shows in their movies, the attitudes of their parks, hotels and products. Again a cash cow. Sorry, exhausted so I'm pontificating.
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I believe we should just wait and see... and I do agree with you. its all about the money mostly inspite of everyone doing their job....lets just sit back and see what happens eh.

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alniau wrote:



I believe we should just wait and see... and I do agree with you. its all about the money mostly inspite of everyone doing their job....lets just sit back and see what happens eh.


I agree, I'm just looking at it as future amusement, but would love to be a fly on the wall for those meetings.
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