Disney Acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion, Plans New Star Wars Movie

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warptek2010

Sequel, shmiekel... I want to see Knights of the Old Republic on the big screen.

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Ghok

Lucas is getting old enough to know he won't be making any more of these movies. He had to do something with the IP. Interesting choice.

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Bad Kharma

You gotta know that anyone that makes a Star Wars drawing or costume is going to get their butts sued off because that is the way that Disney rolls.

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Bad Kharma

You have to know that with Disney controlling the franchise, quality will be thrown under the bus for massive profits. Any follower of Star Wars, through the movies, animated series, and books will know that Lucas paid careful detail to keeping the story accurate and consistent from one story to another. Disney just isn't that competent.

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Sty

Let's just hope that Disney's Star Wars isn't as bad as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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Bad Kharma

Sty: you have to stop eating the movies. Taste is more than just putting it in your mouth.

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Sir Hobbes3

Q: Is this guy an idiot?
A: Yes, this guy is most definitely an idiot.

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Sty

No there's a difference between an idiot and a critic. See, your mother is an idiot and I'm a critic.

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Caboose

You're a retarded critic then. 1,2,3. I can see some issues with it sure. But 4-6?

Explain why you feel that all 6 Star Wars movies are bad. Explain your reason. If you have no explanation then you're nothing but a toolbag.

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jzsn

There is also a difference between a critic and a hypocrite. You with that blatant 1 sentence attack qualifies for the latter.

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Gameaholic1337

$4B is what Disney paid for Marvel Comics a few years ago. I would think the Star Wars franchise alone would be worth more. Now that they own both I'm hoping for a Jedi vs Super-Hero crossover.

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Scatter

Marvel comics consists of hundreds of IPs. The only Lucas IPs that still have money making potential are Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Granted Star Wars is a huge one but it's still only one IP

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vrmlbasic

"Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, tweeted that he'd "bet money on" this marking the end of his Star Wars parodies."

If this becomes so then Disney has my gratitude.

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GreenTurtle

This is not the franchise you are looking for...

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jbwhite99

Be Careful, Disney. It's a trap!

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jbmi2000

Indiana Jones anyone? Can you say Animated Feature?

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renodude18

Well, I kind of figured this would happen, but not with Disney taking over the reins but after reading that they've been apart of the new avengers movies I'm sure they'll do great. Also like another commented, More games would be great! Especially a new Star wars galactic battle grounds game to replace my ageing game!

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wolfing

if you think GL was milking the franchise, that's nothing compared to what's to come.

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Duck Dodgers

Is George sick or dying?

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B.A.Frayd

He looks tired, way out of shape, and he's at an age when health becomes a constant nagging issue.

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AMDfan64

Hopefully with the funds Disney has, Star Wars Battlefront 3 will come out sometime, I hope it'll be good!

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Hamburger

Hopefully the next films will be based on Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy. It was awesome.

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davelray

Either that or rumour was that Lucas had already had plans and scripts for a trilogy starting after Return.

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B.A.Frayd

He actually stated that in the video (he referred to 7,8,9), so yes, the new movies will most likely be his stories.

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Ledoubleu

agree

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lunchbox73

Anybody want to pitch in for a bid to get Lucas a haircut? He's been rocking that doo since Empire.

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p47riot

...or a neck-eotomy?

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xRadeon

I love the idea of new movies, that's freaking awesome. The thing is that I don't know how sticky Disney is on protecting rights and what not, because I know that Lucas was always pretty open about Star Wars in the fact that he would let other people do stuff with it, so I don't know if Disney will hinder or continue that.

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RS_Lommax

If Disney is smart, they will keep the status quo in place. Otherwise, the backlash that follows could well be more than they bargain for.

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vrmlbasic

I can't imagine Disney doing anything worse than the 3 prequel movies and adding worthless and illogical material to the original movies (and making those edited versions the only ones truly available).

I'd like to see Disney make a sequel movie that shows that the Empire didn't magically collapse seconds after the demise of the Emperor and the Death Star (wasn't the latter a secret anyhow?) but it'd be kind of hard to do that now that Lucas added in ridiculous scenes of the masses celebrating the "demise of the Empire" on Coruscant mere moments after the Emperor died (how'd they get the news so fast anyhow?).

Reboots are all the rage nowadays, I could stand to see a Star Wars reboot. It might be the only way.

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alabasterdragon

Unless... doing so will mess with "The house the mouse built"

Disney's 1st priority, laid down by Walt himself, you can do anything, except things that hurt or make the mouse look bad. That rule has never changed.

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