The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock and announced a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015.
Bahhhh. You just beat me dlz. Big news that
Ha, ha! Take that for all the hundreds of times you get there right before me. ;)
Will they respect the extended universe post return if the Jedi or start over ? Some news says it's an original story
Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit. That's about all that's going through my head right now. That's crazy. I really never thought we'd get another Star Wars movie while Lucas was still alive. I really didn't think he'd pass the torch. Very freaking awesome though. If Disney sets up a good relationship with Lucasfilm like they have Marvel (letting them do their own thing and not getting too pushy) I think we could get some awesome stuff out of it.
Maybe things will improve without Lucas...
Yes, he seems to have "gone shit" as I always say. Similar to Nicolas Cage, and also Quentin Tarantino (although I have high hopes for Man with the Iron Fists).
Oh, and does this mean, the Clone Wars will switch to the Disney Channel now?
That is my fear....don't want that to happen. Cartoons seem to have more freedom for serious things on CN. Look at Spider-Man.....
I see your point, but at the same time, the Tron Uprising show has been really good (with a more serious tone), and I for one enjoy the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. I'm thinking it might not change. I mean, there's still an Iron Man cartoon on Nickelodeon because it was already established on there. Maybe they'll keep the deal like it is, because that's what fans are used to already.
Didn't know that about IronMan. Do they still have Wolverine? I loved that show, but haven't seen it anywhere. And personally Ultimate Spider-Man isn't "Terrible" Its just no where near as good as the show before it.
Yeah, I think it's Iron Man: Armored Adventures or something like that. I don't know if they still have Wolverine...Oh, and another point on that topic were those X-Men and Blade anime shows G4 had for a bit.
To tell you the truth, a good bit of Disney animation is a bit on the ballsier side over the years. Gargoyles, for instance, actually had a main villain utter the word "hell" in the show, and it was only removed once in a DVD, but they put it back in. Sleeping Beauty has the word, as well. I think only Warner animation is more relaxed about what it allows (watch a DCAU show and tell me that they don't get away with a lot of shit). You can tell that they still went that route with some of its later shows. Gargoyles you know (Disney got away with a lot there), and Kim Possible (the last great show that Disney Channel made before going on the Miley Cyrus kick) had a good bit of riske pop-culture humor, action sequences, and dialogue...at least for a kids show (which is why it got such a cult following). And then, of course, is the new Tron cartoon which looks to be effing bad ass (with a hell of a cast, I'd have to say). That in mind, if they ever did do something like that with SW, they would meddle in that too much and would be faithful...at least when the right people are in there.
:O what???? episode 7??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
maybe they will make a reboot or something. I really don't want them to alter the original SW universe as we knew it already!
It will be direct to DVD, star Robin Williams as the voice of Darth Vader's son, Chip Vader, and the cast will stop their lightsaber battle and burst into song.... 12 times. We are Disney. That's how we roll.
I'm here because of "Chip Vader" Enjoy a bubble.
I want Nolan to helm this franchise...but I know he won't . ***edit*** How can someone actually disagree with this? Look at what he did with Batman. I swear sometimes people just disagree with comments to be dinks.
nolan should take a break...the dark knight rises was one of the worst movies i saw this year...
You have shocking taste sir.
I didn't like DKR either but The Avengers was way worse. Easily the most overrated movie of all times.
dark knight rises was one of the best movies this year and you should give it a second try when it comes out on dvd/blu-ray, maybe you'll change your mind. same goes with the avengers it was great.
I too am one those who didn't enjoy Dark Knight or DKR. I felt it was too grounded in reality for my liking. I prefered the look, feel and story telling in Arkham City a lot more. It had the perfect blend of comic and realism to me. I know I am in the minority when it comes to the Batman reboot, but I suppose we all have our different opinions and tastes.
Avengers was a fun movie. Dark Knight Rises was phenomenal. The underlying subject matter in the story is great contrast to what's going on now.
you don't see how ? Nolan is a genius but he does have a unique signature ans style , even if he touches various subjects and franchises , and it doesnt mean it would fit everything . And i dont get how a Nola fan could constantly wish him to be thrusted into one big franchise after another , instead of him pursuing new ideas and movies . Its as baffling to me as wishing rocksteady to be given the chore/duty of revamping every dc characters into a great game , because they did a great serie of batman games . Let's let those guy breathe and try other ventures
If Nolan helm this franchise then we all know that we will be in for another epic trilogy that's for sure ^_^
I don't think the universe really suits Nolan's style, it just wouldn't blend well. Disney's got some solid directors they could make use of though.
Joss Whedon should jump on board this. It's right up his ally with the success of Avengers and one of the best Sci-fi tv series ever (Firefly).
He's tied up with all his Marvel projects. No way will he be available to make a Star Wars movie for 2015
The Avengers was good but not great, I'd rather some new blood working on this new trilogy.
It was better than great. You just happen to be in the minority that thinks otherwise.
Let JJ Abrahms do Star Wars. He was always into Star Wars. And get someone else who really "understands" Star Trek take over reboot it and do the reboot right
Crossing my fingers that -They don't turn Star Wars into an emo dark story like everything else in Hollywood. -It does well and its good movies. -Disney doesn't take all the TV rights and doesn't push them all on the XD channel.... -Disney can actually make good games now, and doesn't just push LucasArts to their own studios....
Well to be fair , Sw had already plenty dark "emo" stuff within its comics and book franchise , so as long as the team behind is good , it should be fine to change tone .
Isn't it a little late for April fools jokes? Can't believe this is real.. guess the Star Wars brand was always going to be too hot in demand to not make any new movies. Wished someone else got them though, anyone but Disney as you just know they'll stick to child friendly stuff instead of exploring the darker sides of Star Wars. Still, I can still dream of the potential of a Darth Bane movie.
That's a weird even if widespread claim .Disney has been pushing for year more indie , edgy and darker stuff with some of their movie , tv and books labels than most . And they , for the most part didnt interfere in a negative way in Marvel's business ... I dunno why everytime they buy some company people go toward that kind of fear and frenzy . Hardly anything they buy turn into a mickey crossover , and when they wanna pull that card they dont even need to purchase said companie to do so .
To be fair I can't comment much on Disney these days as I don't really follow them however seeing as they own Marvel, I presume they are the ones responsible for the Wolverine movies? I remember reading the graphic novel/comic of how Wolverine got his metal body when I was younger and the movie version of it was ridiculously tamed down so that parents could take their children. Having said that though, the latest x-men film felt more adult. If you can name me some darker movies, I'll happily take back my reservations but under the way Disney currently are, I can't imagine seeing a Darth Bane movie for instance.
Disney has made plenty of R/PG-13 rated films over the last 30 years. Now that being said does it mean that they will explore the darkside of Star wars, that's anyone's guess. I think it would be safe to say that Star wars 7 will stay PG-13 if anything due to image. There is a reason you immediately consider Disney to be kiddy it's because they want you too. That's the reason they make Mature movies under a banner studio. Only time will tell, of course, and hell they can't do much worse than Lucas did with the prequels or some of the graphic novels which make the prequels look like works of art... Also, The Wolverine movie you refer to in your other post came out before Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment, and Fox owns certain rights to X-men and Spider-man so ME only helped produce that movie. That's why they couldn't put Wolverine in Capt. American or Spider-man in the New York Avengers scenes (if they had even wanted to). Well they could have, but they would have had to get Fox's permission. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Sony owns movie rights to spiderman Fox has xmen and fanstasic 4 they recently lost rights to daredevil including the infamous kingpin I hope Sony can work something out with Disney and put kingpin in the next Spidey flick
Big news! a star wars movie and their planning a release on 2015 that's just something to look forward too. so many questions.... does that mean it's not going to be episode 7, because they really specified it to be "new" so it'll be a remake/reboot of some sort. i just hope it'll be as awesome as the original trilogy and just nail every single decision right with the director, cast, and the direction of this new star war movie that they are planning.
I'm not surprised more movies are on the way. I have always found it hard to believe they would quit on a franchise that keeps making as much money as it does. I am curious to find out if the new movies will mimic the previous ones in terms of tone, cinematography, etc. Or are they taking the franchise in an entirely new direction? I am surprised George Lucas sold the company to Disney. I've always thought he would keep it as an individual company as long as he was alive. My theory is that he wants his company's name to live on and putting it in the hands of Disney is a stable choice to carry on his legacy on a massive scale and justify any possible new direction for the movies.
My thought immediately turns to the internet rumour going around that Lucas was always planning Eps 7 - 9 and was waiting for Hamil, Ford and Fisher to get older to reprise their roles as the older Skywalker/Solos. Very much doubt this has any validity.
*upons seeing the headline earlier at first glance* NOOOOOOOO THATS NOT TRUE THATS IMPOSSIBLE *reads more about it and realize it could be good as long as disney doesnt influence themselves onto the property of the starwars universe* *in the kool aid voice* OH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAH
The way things have been dished out lately, I wouldn't be surprised to see "Star Wars IV - Reboot"
Episode VI ended on a final note. I guess it was due to the popularity of the Star Wars clone wars cgi series. I guess Disney saw what Lucasfilm was doing and wanted piece of the pie. (or rather the whole pie)
"Plans a new Starwars every 2-3 years" hell yea milk that shit to the point of no return!
I find it strange that Lucas who has been so protective of this franchise to have just rolled over for a $4 Billion pay day. It's not like he needed the money. I'm curious as to how long this these dealings have been going on in the background and what provisions there are with the Star Wars franchise. Here are some of my questions. Does Lucas have any creative control? Who retains the rights to the action figures? With a 2015 release for the next instalment, have they already got a solid concept worked out? Who do they have in mind for writing? Have they approached any directors for the series yet?
it was probably alraedy in the planning stage while this deal was transitioning it was a matter of time before it could come to pass
Really worried about this. I really don't want Disney interfering with how the movies are made. I don't want some G or barely PG Star Wars or have it any way watered down. My other fear is to look at what's happened to pixar. Disney has turned them into a fucking sequel/prequel machine even though they typically oppose doing sequels to their movies.
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