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.
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!!!
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.
Ah yes because money is the only measure of success...
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.
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.)
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!
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!!"
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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!
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!