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Disney poised to take over the world.
« on: October 30, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
Disney bought Lucas Arts for $4 Billion today.

As my friend said.

"I'd sell out the childhood dreams of millions for $4 Billion."

Well played Disney.

Marvel comics produces a new comic of Indiana Jones?

I'd say it's safe to assume Star Wars comics will end up at Marvel when IDW loses it's license.

Also, they annouced Star Wars Episode 7.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 07:56:39 PM »
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Also, they annouced Star Wars Episode 7.

I'm not Googling this. I'm going to assume you are trolling me.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 08:12:55 PM »
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Also, they announced Star Wars Episode 7.

I'm not Googling this. I'm going to assume you are trolling me.

Disney announced it for 2015

Micheal Bay rumored to write/direct but I'm pretty sure that was a sick joke and I have no sources on this one.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 08:32:31 PM »
I heard JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon, myself. Michael Bay better be kept the fuck away from this one, we just got it away from one batshit creator.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 03:04:33 AM »
I for one am not worried, I think Disney will do fine with Star Wars. Im glad to see there being made. Marval has been fine, Pixar has been doing good. The part I like the best is yes lucas sold it for 4 billion, but hes also geting like 40 million shares of Disney as part of this. So yeah Hes still got plenty invested into Star Wars hes just not making it any more.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 04:58:08 AM »
As my friend said.

"I'd sell out the childhood dreams of millions for $4 Billion."

I don't understand what this means at all.

Otherwise it was either this or wait for Star Wars to enter public domain before getting more movies. And looking at Avengers, there's a good chance of a good movie coming out of this. Starring Captain EO. (I kid, I kid.)

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 06:34:34 AM »
Disney bought Lucas Arts for $4 Billion today.
...
Also, they annouced Star Wars Episode 7.

Meh...
It does not matter.  Joss Whedon is my master now. 

But if they get Joss to direct...Then I'll take interest.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 08:16:08 AM »
Think about it...
Nathan Fillion as Han Solo, NPH as C3P0...
I can see it now!  ;D

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2012, 11:07:53 AM »
Against my will this has been confirmed by outside sources. *sigh* I'm not really worried; I'm not especially invested emotionally in the Star Wars movies and I'm the sort of guy who likes bad movies anyway.

The prequels gave me some small measure of fun but they also gave me hilarious rifttrax and the simply amazing Red Letter Media Star Wars reviews.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 11:24:21 AM »
Disney bought Lucas Arts for $4 Billion today.
...
Also, they annouced Star Wars Episode 7.

Meh...
It does not matter.  Joss Whedon is my master now. 

But if they get Joss to direct...Then I'll take interest.

I am the High Cleric of Joss Whedon.

Ia Ia Joss Whedon Ftghan.

I want it to be either Joss or Kevin Smith who directs. Preferably a Script written by Kevin Smith based off of the stuff Lucas Arts has been sitting on for years.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 03:44:47 AM »
Kevin smith as the wrighter would be amazing, but sadly doubt it. I think he would turn it down in fear of being too controlled by Disney. After avengers joss is a good choice, and I too pray for that.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 10:59:29 AM »
I've already heard they're going to do episode 7-9. Not sure where in the timeline they will be in. Also most likely Marvel will get the rights to the comics so that will hurt Dark Horse a lot.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 10:28:41 PM »
Well, I guess Smith can't do any worse than he did when he was writing Batman. Or any of the other movies he made that didn't work for me.

If we're looking for directors, I'd go straight to Kevin Rubio because he's directed Star Wars style films before.

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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 01:50:04 AM »
John Carter pretty much proved to me that Disney can make a competent, big-budget sci-fi action adventure.
Seriously, did you see that movie? It was rad.

Unfortunately, it also proved that they have no idea how to market such a thing... and seeing Disney, of all companies, fail at marketing is just bizarre. I left John Carter wanting to buy fully-articulated Thark action figures and a big plush Woola, but such things were never even made. I mean, c'mon.

Lucasfilm, on the other hand, is great at pushing the Star Wars brand. And, when George Lucas isn't writing, they put out some fantastic stuff. Lucas has, for most of his career, been a brilliant idea man--so long as he handed those ideas over to better writers--and had a great eye for talent. Unfortunately, he began to believe the hype about himself being a creative genius, nobody would say "No" to him, and everything went to shit.

I don't know if the Disney/Lucasfilm buy will change things for the better, but at least it will change things... so improvement is at least an option. Hell, even spiraling into catastrophic destruction would be more interesting than stagnation.
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Re: Disney poised to take over the world.
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 01:57:54 AM »
Also, I know this is probably never going to happen, but:

Disney•Pixar's Star Wars: Episode VII

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Please? :'(
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