Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, new Star Wars movie in 2015

By Shawn Knight
Oct 31, 2012
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  1. The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to purchase Lucasfilm Ltd. from founder George Lucas. The film company loved by millions of Star Wars fans worldwide will soon change hands as part of a deal valued at $4.05 billion.

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  2. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 575   +31

    ...mixed feelings...
    Littleczr and avioza like this.
  3. Oh the horror! I can really see this angering a huge portion of the geek population. *nerd*
  4. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    Mickey will be the new Yoda... someone kill me now plz.
  5. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,001   +11

    New THX logo? lol
  6. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    Three words that describe how I am feeling right now: Nervous, Excited, Marvel
  7. avioza

    avioza Newcomer, in training Posts: 55   +15

    Perhaps there is hope to rescue future movies from being butchered by George Lucas. I think in the end he placed himself beyond constructive criticism, being a legend in his own mind. This geek is happy I think...
  8. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Star Wars Theme Park? I'd go.

    As for the movies, it can't get any worse than what George Lucas was already doing himself.
  9. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    Except he made the originals and those are what your in love with?
  10. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    We're you in a comma for the past 10 years?

    And I didn't "love" them, I just liked them.
  11. Omg , yoda is the (dwarf) beast, or the 8th dwarf.
     
  12. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye Newcomer, in training Posts: 56

    They weren't bad if you understand the story. I thought Pod Racing wasn't bad, Clone Wars story was pretty good. Except George did mess up the love story, god I wish Irvin Kershner was still alive. Revenge of the Sith wasn't a bad movie. Overall, all three films weren't bad, they just didn't live up to what people wanted them to be. As a die heart Star Wars fan, yeah the films sucked if you haven't read any of the books that lead up to the movies or took place during the trilogy. As a person whose passionate about movies, they were pretty good movies, not great but not terrible either.
  13. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,658   +57

    Lucas probably wasn't going to make anymore movies, something > nothing.
    ghasmanjr likes this.
  14. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 517   +138

    Disney has been doing good with Marvel, so I will assume they will be good...
  15. likedamaster

    likedamaster TechSpot Member Posts: 82   +12

    Don't expect Disney to be careful with the franchise, they WILL ***** them out. To the detriment of the series or perhaps to its benefit, we will surely see.
  16. I hope the new star wars movie will feature the story about the rise of the sith empire before the founding of the old republic, many, many years ago.
  17. avioza

    avioza Newcomer, in training Posts: 55   +15

    He directed one of them and then made that one worse later on...
  18. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 825   +212

    Who cares if people are worried about the sanctity of the franchise, what a load of crap that is. Star Wars was influenced by many many things and is far from original itself. George Lucas took inspiration from many sources/places. Watch the documentaries on the blu ray collection.
    That being said, I am stoked. A couple gripes I had with Episode 1 2 and 3 was that they came across too polished, with excessive use of CGI to impress, not tell a story. They just didn't feel 'real' and sometimes I felt like I was watching a cutscene on a videogame.
    They have a million things to possibly explore here but I would like to see them start a new trilogy after the events of Return of the Jedi with a secret Apprentice of Darth Vader, returning to bring hell and rebuild/remake a new DeathStar or new massive battle station.

    Stop hating and get excited, there are good writers in our generation, give them a chance.
    LNCPapa likes this.
  19. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TechSpot Booster Posts: 363   +86

    The new scripts are based on the story after the defeat of the empire. There are books written about the story after Episode VI, if you care enough to go to a library. I'm not going to lie though, the story is pretty crappy.
  20. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    >> sort of looses it's draw after the defeat of the bad guys? they follow Luke back home and watch him deal with his PTSD and loss of his dad? maybe go visit Han and Leia as they turn into Jon and Kate plus chewy ?

    gotta know then to end a series and the bad guys getting 'blowed up real good..' end it.
  21. I. am. horrified.
  22. "The new scripts are based on the story after the defeat of the empire. There are books written about the story after Episode VI, if you care enough to go to a library. I'm not going to lie though, the story is pretty crappy."

    scripts change, directors come and go.

    disney movies even reinvent the stories from the thousand and one arabian nights.

    now that there is a new owner, the possibilities are endless.

    may be we will see aliens vs jedi. :)
  23. "...aliens vs jedi"

    That's pretty much what the Yuuzhan Vong were.

    Let's not forget; Marvel, Pixar and up until recently Miramax all formed part of Disney's stable. Not exactly duds for churning out quality entertainment. I'm cautiously optimistic.
  24. Always wanted to see Mickey Mouse with a lightsaber. "Donald, you will fly to Pluto, to learn the ways of the Jedi".
  25. "...aliens vs jedi"

    "That's pretty much what the Yuuzhan Vong were."

    not really, the yuuzhan vong who hates machine technology are intelligent beings.
    on the other hand, the alien are parasite first, then matured to become the ultimate predators...

    ...until they killed the franchise by introducing the predators who love machine technology in AVP movie series.

    lol, AVP vs jedi.
    import homer simpson and my weekend is a done deal.:)


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