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LoTec
10-30-2012, 08:38 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/30/the-walt-disney-company-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-episode-vii-set-for-2015

Im in shock

Creepshow
10-30-2012, 09:27 PM
Hell yeah! A new trilogy handled by newer directors?! Oh the possibilities.

beautifulrock
10-30-2012, 09:37 PM
I can only see Disney taming and dumbing down the series in an attempt to pander to younger viewers. It will be an unmitigated disaster. Like think Phantom Menace meets the Green Lantern meets Mitt Romney's conscience, meets hurricane Sandy...and Skampoe is down to his last box of Little Debbie's coffee cakes...and the leche is spoiled cuz of the power cuz of the hurricane.










That bad.

LoTec
10-30-2012, 10:21 PM
well Avengers turned out dope, and Star Wars has been marketed towards kids since the beginning... but yeah it could go either way but I think it really depends on Lucasfilm, cuz I think Disney will let them do them.

Think about this Rza directing a new Star Wars movie haha that'd be crazy

Jeru
10-31-2012, 02:06 AM
This news sucks...So this is the Star Wars schedule:
2012: Phantom Menace 3D
2013: Attack of The Clones 3D
2014: Revenge of The Sith 3D
2015: A New Hope 3D, new Star Wars movie
2016: Empire 3D
2017: Jedi 3D, new Star Wars movie
2019: new Star Wars movie


Cash grab

ShaDynasty
10-31-2012, 05:02 AM
I can only see Disney taming and dumbing down the series in an attempt to pander to younger viewers. It will be an unmitigated disaster. Like think Phantom Menace meets the Green Lantern meets Mitt Romney's conscience, meets hurricane Sandy...and Skampoe is down to his last box of Little Debbie's coffee cakes...and the leche is spoiled cuz of the power cuz of the hurricane.










That bad.
Haha. Long time, doughboy.

100pr00f
10-31-2012, 06:08 AM
of course they will do that ... they just spent 4 billion lol...also other films like Indiana Jones and the greatest movie of all time........willow

also

"Kathleen Kennedy, a longtime associate of Steven Spielberg who recently agreed to become co-chairwoman of Lucasfilm, will now be its president, reporting to Alan F. Horn, the chairman of Disney’s movie studio."

TAURO
10-31-2012, 07:40 AM
Indiana Jones is also partly controlled by Paramount so Disney won't have complete freedom with that series without making another payout.

This news is good news in my opinion. I don't see Disney fucking up star wars any worse than what Lucas already did with the prequels. With fresh new writers and directors I can only see good things to come with the next set of movies.

Disney does a lot more than just kiddy flicks, they've distributed such movies as Pulp Fiction and City Of God through Buena Vista which is owned by Disney. Nerds get too uptight about Disney without knowing the facts. Yes Disney is famous for childrens entertainment but they've also put out a lot of content geared towards adults as well.

Bottom line I don't see Disney fucking up Star Wars and I believe there are enough writers and directors out there that grew up on star wars to treat the property with the respect it deserves.

100pr00f
10-31-2012, 07:41 AM
i agree....

Uncle Steezo
10-31-2012, 09:10 AM
as the resident SW geek, I give my stamp of approval to this move. what disturbs me tho is that lucas fears dec 21 2012 has built a huge underground bunker. this move raises my eyebrow. like he said fuck it time to pack it up. lol


the new films i assume will involve luke and leia rebuilding the jedi order. han and leia's kids. lukes wife mara jade...

TAURO
10-31-2012, 09:49 AM
A source close to the studio says the new movies are going in an all new direction and they will not be adapting any of the books.

check two
10-31-2012, 12:11 PM
what about the god Jar Jar Binks?

Jammin
10-31-2012, 12:43 PM
http://ll-media.tmz.com/2012/10/30/1030-jarjar-peter-mayhew-getty-1.jpg

Mickey Mouse just got the wookie stamp of approval ... 'cause the guy who played Chewbacca in the original trilogy tells TMZ he's totally stoked Disney will continue the "Star Wars" franchise.

We spoke with Peter Mayhew ... who tells us, I have no doubt Disney will respect and continue the legacy of Lucasfilm. I have worked with Disney for many years during their Star Wars Weekends Celebration and seen how much they love the films and the fans.

Mayhew -- who currently runs the Peter Mayhew Foundation for special needs and at-risk children -- says he's impressed by the way Disney involved Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee in the "Avengers" movies. "[Disney] has an excellent track record for listening to the creator's voice."

And Chewie ain't the only "Star Wars" character on board ... we also spoke with Ahmed Best -- the voice of Jar Jar Binks -- who tells us, "George has always been a hero and a mentor. I am happy that the saga will continue."

Daniel Logan who played young Boba Fett in Episode II adds, "I think Disney acquiring Lucasfilm is a wonderful thing! There are exciting times ahead for Star Wars fans!

As for Peter, all info for his foundation can be found on his website, Chewbacca.com.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2Au5ZgqjH

Jammin
11-01-2012, 05:22 AM
Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars: Episode VII

As details continue to flood in regarding the just-announced Star Wars: Episode VII, EW managed to catch up with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, who reveals that he was made aware of plans for a third trilogy last August.

"[George Lucas] asked Carrie [Fisher] and I to have lunch with him and we did," Hamill says, "I thought he was going to talk about either his retirement or the 'Star Wars' TV series that I’ve heard about — which I don’t think we were going to be involved in anyway, because that takes place between the prequels and the ones we were in and, if Luke were in them, he’d be anywhere from a toddler to a teenager so they’d get an age-appropriate actor — or the 3-D releases. So when he said, 'We decided we’re going to do Episodes VII, VIII, and IX,” I was just gobsmacked. “What? Are you nuts?!” [Laughs]"

Although Hamill learned of the plans for more films, he was as surprised as anyone at the announcement of Lucasfilm being bought by Disney when he read about it online yesterday. He also doesn't know what involvement - if any - he'll have in future Star Wars films, but he remains optimistic as a fan.

"I can see both sides of it," he says. "Because in a way, there was a beginning, a middle, and an end and we all lived happily ever after and that’s the way it should be — and it’s great that people have fond memories, if they do have fond memories. But on the other hand, there’s this ravenous desire on the part of the true believers to have more and more and more material. It’s one of those things: people either just don’t care for it or are passionate about it. I guess that defines what cult movies are all about."

Hamill reiterates that Kathleen Kennedy will be handling a lot of the work on the new films, leaving Lucas to his newfound retirement and plans for a charitable educational foundation funded by the multi-billion dollar sale.

Longbongcilvaringz
11-01-2012, 06:12 AM
how can you "dumb down" star wars brock?

p-rok73
11-01-2012, 05:43 PM
what about the god Jar Jar Binks?

Jar Jar is fighting Hannah Montana according to the latest Episode 7 rumors. Darth Bieber might be a surprise villain also. Stay tuned.

beautifulrock
11-01-2012, 10:11 PM
The complexity of the political aspects of the prequel trilogy went way beyond anything a child would be able to recognize. Hell, most adults I know didn't recognize it. It gave the movies some replay value. So, if you're asking me how they could possibly dumb it down, then I'd ask you to watch the prequel trilogy again, because the answer you're looking for is, easily.

beautifulrock
11-01-2012, 10:19 PM
ways to dumb it down...

focus on a fast moving storyline that is devoid of all subtext, and instead devolves into a two and a half hour pod race, so to speak.

have a planet inhabited by an entirety of Jar Jar Binks' in-bread descendants. Call it Maboooooogey or something stupid like that.

introduce a time travel aspect.

have musical sing-alongs after fierce and lengthy action sequences in which you aren't entirely sure what just happened.

tap Joel Schumacher to direct.

drippie k
11-01-2012, 11:08 PM
This sounds like it could go either way..really shitty or really good...does this make Princess Leia a Disney Princess now?
xUbH1SEsqiE

beautifulrock
11-02-2012, 06:35 AM
http://ts3.explicit.bing.net/th?id=I.4952836773183510&pid=1.7&w=94&h=135&c=7&rs=1
By the way, this was awesome, no joke.

CuzinBilly
11-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Ben Skywalker.....dats it

LoTec
11-02-2012, 04:28 PM
as the resident SW geek, I give my stamp of approval to this move. what disturbs me tho is that lucas fears dec 21 2012 has built a huge underground bunker. this move raises my eyebrow. like he said fuck it time to pack it up. lol


the new films i assume will involve luke and leia rebuilding the jedi order. han and leia's kids. lukes wife mara jade...

lol

I would challenge your SW geekness anyday of the week my friend. You can have resident Ufologist but Im the Star Wars dude. haha


There are going to be a lot of pissed off EU fans if the new movies contradict the current canon, and I dont see how they wont.

I also read at TheForce.net that Disney and LucasFilm are thinking about do an Avengers style spin off movies with the characters from the new movies. There is so much possiblilty now its kinda scary

Uncle Steezo
11-02-2012, 05:40 PM
how many lightsabers do you own? i have 8 plastic joints, 2 official real fx replicas (vader and windu), and one custom double blade (yellow and aqua) from ultra sabers.

plus my midichlorian count shits on yours.

LoTec
11-03-2012, 07:57 PM
lol

I only have two plastic sabers, you def got me there, and I saw the pics of you at that convention so you got that on me too. haha

I dont own a lot of memorabila I but my knowledge of the SW universe is vast, I own around 90 SW books and counting.

But I am a humble man and there is no need for fellow SW fans to play games of one up manship I may have to concede on the fact that you have a custom blade. I didnt even know those existed.

Uncle Steezo
11-03-2012, 09:11 PM
here is me (red vader) my son (custom blue) and my sis (purple windu) working out the fight choreography for an epic battle. (coming soon)
http://bingenow.com/video?vidid=2274

RADIOACTIVE MAN
11-04-2012, 05:27 PM
This is an outrage

LoTec
11-05-2012, 01:14 AM
here is me (red vader) my son (custom blue) and my sis (purple windu) working out the fight choreography for an epic battle. (coming soon)
http://bingenow.com/video?vidid=2274

haha thats dope, Id like to see the finished battle

thanks for putting me on to Ultrasabers I been drooling over their blades ever since. The wife is gonna give me so much shit when I cop one. lol