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Let There Be Light

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Walt Disney Co. announced today it is buying LucasFilm for $4 billion and planning Star Wars Episode 7 for 2015 with George Lucas as a creative consultant on the movie.

http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-b … on-2012-10

Oct 30 12 01:26 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Crap. We're going to be fending off JarJar mascots at Disneyland.

Oct 30 12 01:29 pm Link

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Compass Rose Studios

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Orca Bay Images wrote:
Crap. We're going to be fending off JarJar mascots at Disneyland.

Actually I can see a silver lining.  George Lucas ruined his own franchise.  He's not a great writer and he's not a great director. Yet he helmed the prequels. 

If they tap him as a 'creative consultant', and put people real writers and directors in the right seats, it could be the perfect recipe. 

Just sayin'.

Oct 30 12 01:37 pm Link

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DarcieK

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Bhahahaha, 3 threads on this in a 5 minute period. Awesome!

Anyway, I'm unsure about this. If it is true, we shall see how it goes.

Oct 30 12 01:38 pm Link

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Let There Be Light

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Disney's done pretty well with its Marvel and Pixar aquisitions, no reason to think this one won't be successful as well.

Oct 30 12 01:45 pm Link

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Top Level Studio

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This item reminds me of Mel Brooks's comment in 'Spaceballs', when he said, "Next, we'll make 'Spaceballs II:  The Quest For More Money".

Oct 30 12 01:46 pm Link

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Jason Haven

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I think this could end up being a good thing. Disney saved Marvel, created a fun movie series out of a ride, and is kicking ass with Pixar. Lucas was basically wasting the opportunities of the franchise in recent years, so this could give it a chance to do some more fun movies.

That being said, it's far from a guarantee that this will work well. But I have reason to be optimistic. smile

Oct 30 12 01:48 pm Link

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DarcieK

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Let There Be Light wrote:
Disney's done pretty well with its Marvel and Pixar aqusitions, no reason to think this one won't be successful as well.

True, I suppose.

I guess only time will tell.

Oct 30 12 01:49 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

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Ahh the possibilities.
A CGI Herbie will be the new vehicle of choice of the new Jedi
Donald Duck will be the new Sith
And the final battle of the movie will be on Pluto

Oct 30 12 01:51 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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Compass Rose Studios wrote:

Actually I can see a silver lining.  George Lucas ruined his own franchise.  He's not a great writer and he's not a great director. Yet he helmed the prequels. 

If they tap him as a 'creative consultant', and put people real writers and directors in the right seats, it could be the perfect recipe. 

Just sayin'.

Yeah...Lucas ruined his own Star Wars Franchise....by them only making at the box office alone...4.4 billion.  That is not too successful.

Oct 30 12 02:42 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

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Star Wars connections in the NFL universe

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Tony Romo as Jar-Jar Binks

Oct 30 12 02:49 pm Link

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Compass Rose Studios

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DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:

Yeah...Lucas ruined his own Star Wars Franchise....by them only making at the box office alone...4.4 billion.  That is not too successful.

Ah yes because money is the only measure of success...

Oct 30 12 02:55 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography wrote:
Tony Romo as Jar-Jar Binks

Cool... maybe Jar-Jar won't throw 4 interceptions in every game... lol

Oct 30 12 02:58 pm Link

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Kaouthia

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Looks like the Episode 7 movie poster was leaked already...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525710_469305403112690_2071366652_n.jpg

Oct 30 12 03:19 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:

Yeah...Lucas ruined his own Star Wars Franchise....by them only making at the box office alone...4.4 billion.  That is not too successful.

He turned a very successful franchise into a very lucrative pile of incoherent shit.

Oct 30 12 03:48 pm Link

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Kaouthia wrote:
Looks like the Episode 7 movie poster was leaked already...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/525710_469305403112690_2071366652_n.jpg

Fabulous!

Oct 30 12 03:49 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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Orca Bay Images wrote:
He turned a very successful franchise into a very lucrative pile of incoherent shit.

The first 3 Star Wars are damn good, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return on the Red Eye.   The first two, Dennis the Menace, and Clone of the Clowns are truly bad. Revenge of the Sith is pretty good.

BUT...the problem with the last three Star Wars...Is George Lucas...Constant updates, editing, right up to weeks of release...when doing that..it messed with John Williams getting a complete movie...So Williams music seems overly edited as well.

The last three Star Wars movies didn't have any sense of fun, and excitement. They were a complete mess of mumble jumble overly talkative boring crap..that no one cared about. George, like he did with TESB, Lawrence Kasdan provided a great script. George did get an Oscar nomination for writing Star Wars....which surprised everyone involved.  I have said this before...AT Lucasfilm...I think no one ever told George NO!!!

Oct 30 12 03:56 pm Link

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Compass Rose Studios

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DOUGLASFOTOS wrote:
The last three Star Wars movies didn't have any sense of fun, and excitement. They were a complete mess of mumble jumble overly talkative boring crap..that no one cared about. George, like he did with TESB, Lawrence Kasdan provided a great script. George did get an Oscar nomination for writing Star Wars....which surprised everyone involved.  I have said this before...AT Lucasfilm...I think no one ever told George NO!!!

...Based on your own opinion, it might lead one to believe, he, um, ruined his franchise.  neutral

Oct 30 12 04:01 pm Link

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DOUGLASFOTOS

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Compass Rose Studios wrote:

...Based on your own opinion, it might lead one to believe, he, um, ruined his franchise.  neutral

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Oct 30 12 04:41 pm Link

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Kaouthia wrote:
Looks like the Episode 7 movie poster was leaked already...

LOL< i posted something close to that on FB..great minds

Oct 30 12 04:55 pm Link

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Good Egg Productions

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Compass Rose Studios wrote:

Ah yes because money is the only measure of success...

It isn't?



Universal Studios created a whole area of one of their theme parks for Harry Potter.  And it's wildly successful.  I can see this as an extremely smart strategic acquisition for Disney to build a 5th park in Orlando entitled Star Wars Land.

Oct 30 12 05:53 pm Link

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Compass Rose Studios

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Good Egg Productions wrote:
It isn't?

Nope.  It is not.

Oct 30 12 06:07 pm Link

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Wildcat Photography

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Cool... maybe Jar-Jar won't throw 4 interceptions in every game... lol

Me thinks...Jar-Jar would throw more!

Oct 30 12 08:56 pm Link

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William Kious

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The worst thing about a new Star Wars hexalogy?

It will be a re-hash of the first hexalogy.

If you've read any of the books and the extended canon, it all starts over again. The Empire comes back, there are new Sith, etc. The only digression happens when events are played out through other characters (Clones, the Mandalorians, etc.)

Yuck.

The only good I can see coming from this is that we can stop lining George's pockets. Then again, he only took 2 billion in cash and the rest is Disney stock... so he will see dividends no matter how bad the new shit sucks. Fuckin' bastard. LOL!

Oct 30 12 09:18 pm Link

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Orca Bay Images

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Wildcat Photography wrote:
Me thinks...Jar-Jar would throw more!

He'd trip over himself dropping back to pass. And if he did manage occasionally to complete the drop-back, he'd fritz out at the sight of a blitzing linebacker and flip the ball to him, screaming, "MEESA NOT WANT GET KILLED!!"

So, yeah, he'd be a lot like Romo.

Oct 30 12 09:32 pm Link

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Oct 30 12 09:49 pm Link

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Right Poes

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If they let John Lasseter get a hold of this it could make break new cinematic ground all over again. He's had a ton to do with Pixar's success and he's a high roller with Disney now after being fired from there years before. He made Pixar to begin with out of the ashes of Lucasfilms computer graphics. He has had his finger in the pie of most if not all of Dreamworks films and Tangled. I guarantee they will be using the technology used in Avatar, Lord of the Rings and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Who better to now take the helm. I wish the guy would run for office everything he touches turns to gold.

Geeks Galaxy wide should rejoice, this might rock!

Oct 30 12 10:09 pm Link

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David Weiss

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The whole series is "The Life and Times of Anikin Skywalker."

Anikin is dead!

Oct 30 12 10:17 pm Link

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California Girls Skate

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My favorite Disney Princess...

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Oct 30 12 10:44 pm Link

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California Girls Skate wrote:
My favorite Disney Princess...

http://collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Star_Wars_/slave_leia_image_carrie_fisher_s.jpg

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/princesses.jpg

Oct 30 12 11:40 pm Link

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California Girls Skate wrote:
My favorite Disney Princess...

http://collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Star_Wars_/slave_leia_image_carrie_fisher_s.jpg

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http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/princesses.jpg

+1

Nov 03 12 01:21 pm Link

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Paul Richard Wossidlo

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Back when the "original" Star Wars (episodes 4, 5, and 6) were being made, George always mentioned that he had outlined 9 episodes.  But when the prequels were made, George started insisting there only 6 episodes planned.  Hopefully this Disney announcement means that those "lost" 3 outlines finally will see the light of day.

Oh, and Princess Leia is definitely the most badass Disney Princess!

Nov 04 12 03:18 am Link