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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/10/30/mickey-meet-yoda-disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion/

What are your thoughts?

Adding it to the OP post just so more people will find it.

It appears Disney might be setting its sights on Hasbro.
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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 10:23:24 PM »
don't forget this key bit:

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The announcement said she will serve as executive producer on new films in the franchise, with Lucas as creative consultant. The announcement notes that Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for release in 2015, with more films expected to follow.

I dunno what to think, really. But I'm curious what arc they shall cover, if even any preexisting ones

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 10:28:53 PM »
don't forget this key bit:

I dunno what to think, really. But I'm curious what arc they shall cover, if even any preexisting ones

More like what can they do past the ending? Every major figure is gone, theres nothing beyond "Jedi".

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 10:49:21 PM »
Didn't Luke turn evil or something in the expanded universe?

As for Disney owning Lucasfilms... Could be interesting.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 10:54:17 PM »
Disney just wants ALL the nerd movie money. 8D

Also, MAKE A STAR WARS THEME PARK IN DISNEY WORLD.  8)

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 11:08:45 PM »
HA HA HA.
THE CLONE WARS ARE FINISHED!

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 11:51:47 PM »
It could work, but it's going to be very difficult.  If they are crazy enough to make another Star Wars they have to have very limited CGI and much more special effects like what they did with the first Narnia movie.  Though the fact that there may be another movie is really going very concerning.

Disney just wants ALL the nerd movie money. 8D

Also, MAKE A STAR WARS THEME PARK IN DISNEY WORLD.  8)
This also has to be done.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 12:18:38 AM »
The main thing they need to do is keep Lucas in as limited a role as possible. They need to be able to tell him NO when it comes to writing, directing, and any sort of editing.

They also need to make a Marvel theme park as well. And they need to connect all the theme parks via Monorail.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 12:20:33 AM »
Yeah that has to be done too I mean both ideas.

How old is Lucas anyway?

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 12:23:35 AM »
Yeah that has to be done too I mean both ideas.

How old is Lucas anyway?

Old enough to have no chin.

They also need to make a Marvel theme park as well.

But Universal already has one.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 12:26:02 AM »
Screw Universal. Disney owns Marvel now, so they can make a better one!

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2012, 12:36:45 AM »
Oh wow he's 68 years old, why doesn't he retire and pass the torch to someone else?

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2012, 01:01:08 AM »
Screw Universal. Disney owns Marvel now, so they can make a better one!

Then Universal needs to get rid of theirs.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2012, 01:08:56 AM »
If they did, they would have to find a way to replace that spot in islands of adventure theme park, which by now is a staple in Universal theme parks in it's own right (just think of all that territory if that happens!)

Another problem is going by the novels, finding NEW actors for the main cast, or seeing if the original cast might be up for another 'round for three more movies (which on their part will likely anger them a little). Another concern is that there might be a disney original that might be worse than Jar Jar Binks.
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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2012, 02:16:46 AM »
My biggest problem with the sequel trilogy is that it will overwrite a lot of stuff.  And I'm planning a list of Disney tweens to off so that they won't be cast.  Ever.  For anything.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2012, 02:24:14 AM »
Overwrite the canon? That means a lot more work for Quickie.  o-O

But didin't Star Wars already have an attraction or two in tomorrowland?
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One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2012, 02:33:13 AM »
I'm also worried that Disney will go their "we own this, YOU NO TOUCH" route and start cracking down on fan productions.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2012, 02:36:49 AM »
Yeah that is also a big problem, get it so Disney doesn't mess it up and get it so Lucas doesn't mess it up.  It's on thin ice.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2012, 02:55:21 AM »
I'm reading the press release now, and it looks like that much like Marvel, Lucasfilm will still remain, for all intents and purposes, a separate business entity.  They will be a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, and Disney will own about 50% of their stock.  Disney will also have a greater marketing venue and potential, as they were already partners with Lucasfilm for many years.  They will be able to expand the marketing to other audiences and create a more global brand.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2012, 03:09:22 AM »
You know, between fans and the producers, I feel this is a lose-lose scenario as there's mixed reaction.

But the good news is.. Pixar and Lucasfilm is finally reunited again!  owob
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One mention of LEGENDS and everyone goes batshit.  :\

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2012, 03:21:44 AM »
They had better not touch Wookieepedia.  And there's a possibility of the EU being made into an alternate universe. :|

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2012, 03:25:55 AM »
But the good news is.. Pixar and Lucasfilm is finally reunited again!  owob

That is right, isn't it?

Kinda weird, you tend to forgot that Pixar was once a part of Lucasfilm.

Though this also means ILM, Skywalker Sound, and all those places will be part of Disney now.

Which means any movie that uses those companies nowadays will have been worked on by Disney.
That sounds like a Monopoly.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2012, 03:33:22 AM »
They had better not touch Wookieepedia.  And there's a possibility of the EU being made into an alternate universe. :|

Well isn't that always a possibility?

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2012, 03:53:44 AM »
Disney will reorganize the film industry into the FIRST GALACTIC EMPIRE!

Well isn't that always a possibility?

It has, but it doesn't mean that it's good.

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Re: Disney is going to buy Lucasfilm.
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2012, 03:57:57 AM »
I know it's not good, but sadly the EU really has no power when it comes to SW. Only Lucas does, which again is sad.