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Ian Jane
10-30-2012, 05:06 PM
An impending sign of the end times?

http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-buys-lucasfilm-for-4-billion-2012-10

BURBANK, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed thatStar Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and “evergreen” Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.

Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm’s legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world’s top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.

The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company’s unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application ofinnovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney’s portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company’s ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world’s highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders.

The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-buys-lucasfilm-for-4-billion-2012-10#ixzz2AoosKyEK

Barry M
10-30-2012, 05:34 PM
So that last trilogy was George pitching woo to the mouse? Explains everything.

Richard--W
10-30-2012, 05:53 PM
Gearing his films for the children in the audience was always Lucas's intention from the start, and it's one of the reasons the franchise has lasted as long as it has.

On another point, Disney has become too big.

They're also quite dense when it comes to hearing demands of the fans for back catalog titles. They're still releasing their old widescreen films full-frame and pan & scan.

So don't look for the original theatrical cut of Star Wars on blu-ray anytime soon.

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 06:10 PM
They should put out some toys. Those would go over well. Any merchandise would be a good thing I think.

Pajamas. Pillow cases.

paul h.
10-30-2012, 06:16 PM
Don't forget juice-box holders.



I so glad someone invented those. Up until now, I kept dropping my juice box.

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 06:20 PM
I didn't know there was such a thing. I have the same problem.

I would drink box juice out of Luke's head.

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q91/Doerfer_2007/SW%20Celebration%20IV%20Los%20Angeles/IMG_2034.jpg

Alex K.
10-30-2012, 06:21 PM
Man that's creepy.

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 06:30 PM
Here's art for the new STAR WARS film.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd220/ntmare1/Jerry%20Cates/GuGfrontcover.jpg

Barry M
10-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Lucas' audience wasn't kids, that last go-round, it was Disney. That's why such a long-lived franchise failed it's faithful audience so badly. George, think of the children.

It's no wonder they turned to the juice.

The Silly Swede
10-30-2012, 06:54 PM
I guess will see one new star wars film/cartoon/toy launch every year until 2053 just for Disney to break even.

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 06:59 PM
234" figures at Target.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s101/pyxelpusher/DragonCon%2007/chewbacca.jpg

paul h.
10-30-2012, 07:00 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31w6eKfPLYL._SL500_.jpg

Uh... no Star Wars juice box holders yet. Just thimk of the possibilities.

Mark Tolch
10-30-2012, 07:38 PM
So don't look for the original theatrical cut of Star Wars on blu-ray anytime soon.

It wasn't coming out from Lucas, either.

Just don't care. Lucasfilm hasn't done anything interesting in so long...Lucas hasn't been at the helm of anything. I don't know that he ever was, outside of American Graffiti. The last 3 installments of the Star Wars franchise were so lacking in intelligence, it's like they were marketed to small children, with a little young adult thrown in.

Disney can't possibly ruin the franchise anymore than Lucas already has.

The Silly Swede
10-30-2012, 07:41 PM
It wasn't coming out from Lucas, either.

Just don't care. Lucasfilm hasn't done anything interesting in so long...Lucas hasn't been at the helm of anything. I don't know that he ever was, outside of American Graffiti. The last 3 installments of the Star Wars franchise were so lacking in intelligence, it's like they were marketed to small children, with a little young adult thrown in.

Disney can't possibly ruin the franchise anymore than Lucas already has.

The Tolch speaks the truth. Had this news come before the 3 new films I would have been upset. Now, since the franchise is fucked beyond all possibility of salvation, I could not care less how much disney is gonna pimp it out, because Star Wars does not mean anything for me anymore.

sukebanboy
10-30-2012, 07:48 PM
This could go either way....

If Disney hire a decent director and screenwriter..the new trilogy will blow Lucas' pathetic episodes 1,2 and 3 out of the water.....

But then again, if they get some hack to do it then.......wait a minute, that would STILL be better than Lucas' episode 1,2 and 3....

Stuff it, as long as Lucas has little control over the movies, they are BOUND to be better than the last 3 shitvisions.....

As for the original trilogy released untouched..I presume George will still hold the rights to them...so no change there...

PS....Like the idea of maybe Disney making some toys to go with the new series....not sure the general public will catch onto it, but they might be cool for the kids...as long as they don't oversaturate the market...

Roderick
10-30-2012, 08:01 PM
I stopped caring about Star Wars after Jar Jar took a dump on the franchise. A lot of folks say the Clone Wars animated series is actually quite good, but I can't be bothered.

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 08:40 PM
What's really sad here is that this announcement should warrant much rejoicing, but it doesn't. It produces either dread or apathy among once excitable fans. Even Lucas in the video I just watched seemed to not give a shit. It's all pretty worthless - like a new KI77 album.

Barry M
10-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Is Disney buy KISS?

Toyboy
10-30-2012, 09:11 PM
Probably.

Zane C.
10-30-2012, 10:04 PM
Does this mean we'll get an SE of the Holiday Special? :)

Paul Casey
10-30-2012, 10:09 PM
I stopped caring about Star Wars after Jar Jar took a dump on the franchise. A lot of folks say the Clone Wars animated series is actually quite good, but I can't be bothered.

Same here. Had little interest in Ep 1, but saw it because The Matrix was sold out.


Is Disney buy KISS?

Oh man. I can see Gene sporting mouse ears for sure.

sukebanboy
10-31-2012, 02:40 AM
I am looking forward to seeing a STAR WARS ride at the DISNEYLAND resorts!!!

Dom D
10-31-2012, 03:50 AM
There are an awful lot of people on my facebook feed getting very worked up about this. Can't see the cause of the excitement myself. One huge corporate entity specialising in kids flicks gets bought out by an even larger corporation specialising in kids flicks. Surely only of interest to those interested in stocks, business and other such nonsense.

Robin Bougie
10-31-2012, 05:06 AM
Lucas drove the whole thing into the ground in terms of my interests more than a decade ago, so I can't mourn what has already been dead for many years.

Why does anyone give a fuck about this shit anymore? It's for little kids. Just enjoy your original three movies and ignore every thing else with a Starwars logo on it.

sukebanboy
10-31-2012, 06:40 AM
Hey,

does this mean that DISNEY get INDIANA JONES too???

Ian Jane
10-31-2012, 09:11 AM
does this mean that DISNEY get INDIANA JONES too???

Good question.

Disney cares about money, first and foremost. They know the fans want the original cuts and I figure there's a better chance they'll put them out in decent editions than Lucas would on his own through Fox.

It could also mean current SW stuff will go out of print for a while.

Scott
10-31-2012, 12:22 PM
Why does anyone give a fuck about this shit anymore? It's for little kids. Just enjoy your original three movies and ignore every thing else with a Starwars logo on it.

Pretty much.

But like the RedLetterMedia folks point out, it's not really for kids either, decapitations, dismemberment and endless scenes of senate hearings. The last one was even PG-13. Those movies aren't for anyone.

So this includes LucasArts too? Would be nice if Disney actually does something with Grim Fandango since Lucas couldn't be bothered, but I'm not holding my breath.

Toyboy
10-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Hey,

does this mean that DISNEY get INDIANA JONES too???

Yep. Heard on NPR this morning they even get Skywalker ranch and ILM.

Apronikoff
10-31-2012, 06:33 PM
Yep. Heard on NPR this morning they even get Skywalker ranch and ILM.

Well, sort of. Disney now owns Lucasfilm's share in Indiana Jones, but Paramount still owns a controlling share in the franchise.

sukebanboy
11-01-2012, 07:26 AM
See...George is a NICE person....he just should never have been left with the power to make all the decisions on his movies!!!


George Lucas is planning to give most of the money that he's made from 'Star Wars' and his recent deal with Disney to charity.



“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the (Disney)deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavours,” a spokesperson for Lucasfilm told The Hollywood Reporter.




“I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education,” he said. “It is the key to the survival of the human race. We have to plan for our collective future - and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children.

"As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt - as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so

Ian Jane
11-01-2012, 11:31 AM
In all seriousness, that's pretty cool of him.

RichardDoyle
11-01-2012, 11:38 AM
Good question.

Disney cares about money, first and foremost. They know the fans want the original cuts and I figure there's a better chance they'll put them out in decent editions than Lucas would on his own through Fox.

It could also mean current SW stuff will go out of print for a while.

It'll be tricky though ... The rights to these films still belong to Fox.

Scott
11-02-2012, 05:12 PM
I look forward to the RedLetterMedia reviews of the new films. That's what I'm most excited about.

Toyboy
11-02-2012, 06:51 PM
I know that they're saying this new trilogy won't be adapted from any books but it would be a treat to get this scene in episode 7...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/marvelillustrated1.jpg

Toyboy
11-03-2012, 12:45 PM
Top Ten Moments from STAR WARS:EPISODE VII:THE JEDI-DROID COMPULSION

10) Chebacca's adult son, WEBUS, gets job at ice cream parlor. Finds out on first day that he's been replaced by scoop droid, IC-PP. Cries, smokes pipe.
9) Luke tells son, Duke, about days in swamp with Yoda. Camera pans to picture showing Luke and Yodum in hot tub with Bud Lites.
8) Hank Solo and his son, Dan, go on SPACE TRIP in Mellinum Falcom. Stop at space brothel and DP sex droid, 80085.
7) Princess Leia gives birth to son, Mitch. Mitch looks just like Chewbacca.
6) Bobo Fett's son, JOE JETT FETT, is caught stealing power converters. Is sent to prison where he's raped by Jawas. Hangs himself.
5) Yoda's son, Phil, tells Yopa's ghost that he's gay. Yopa's ghost hugs him.
4) Bleep-Doit, C3PO's son, goes to droid college. Takes SPACE ACID and grows dreadlock rat tail.
3) Jar-Jar Bink's half-droid son, Bink-182, joins senate. Has long, uneventful career. Dies in Sarlac pit.
2) Jabba the Hut has a son named Jabba the BUTT. Get it?
1) Death Star explodes.

Ian Jane
11-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Bink-182 is fucking hilarious and made me shoot Miller High Life out my nose when I read it. Now you owe me some Miller High Life.

Ian Jane
11-03-2012, 01:28 PM
I know that they're saying this new trilogy won't be adapted from any books but it would be a treat to get this scene in episode 7...

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a376/matthewallison/marvelillustrated1.jpg

SHOOTBACCA.

Zane C.
11-03-2012, 03:58 PM
SHOOTBACCA.

Looks like Chewie has been BUSHWOOKED.

Alex K.
11-05-2012, 05:36 PM
I wonder if George finally watched the Mr. Plinkett prequel reviews and had an existential crisis?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKtZmQgxrI

sukebanboy
11-05-2012, 07:37 PM
So....now the rumors start wbout WHO will be taking care of EPISODE 7....



I’m hearing that Matthew Vaughn, the director of Kick-Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake, and X-Men: First Class, is in talks with Lucasfilm to helm Star Wars: Episode VII. My sources tell me this is the main reason he dropped out of the X-Men sequel (which Bryan Singer is now directing).

http://collider.com/star-wars-episode-7-matthew-vaughn/208715/#more-208715

Ian Jane
11-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Ford, Hamill and Fisher possibly interested in Star Wars return? (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wars/23324/ford-hamill-fisher-interested-in-star-wars-return)

It doesn't surprise me that Hamill and Fisher might want to go back (their careers aren't on fire right now) but Ford's interest does. He doesn't need the career boost.

Alex K.
11-06-2012, 11:28 AM
Ford is what, in his 70's now? I'm sure he'd like to go out with a bang. Fisher hasn't done much but Hamil has done tons of voice acting since the early 90's. He's probably the 2nd best actor to play the Joker after Ledger (yeah, I said it).

Ian Jane
11-06-2012, 11:50 AM
Ford is what, in his 70's now? I'm sure he'd like to go out with a bang. Fisher hasn't done much but Hamil has done tons of voice acting since the early 90's. He's probably the 2nd best actor to play the Joker after Ledger (yeah, I said it).

Right but live action stuff? Outside of Airborne, which kinda sucked, he hasn't done much. He's probably itching to get some screen time again - can't blame him. Could be a good opportunity for all three.

Roderick
11-06-2012, 12:01 PM
Those farts are too old to be given anything more than supporting roles. I expect them to be cast for fan service, but a bunch of kids and toys will be staring in these flicks.

Barry M
11-06-2012, 12:52 PM
They should start with a massacre.

Roderick
11-06-2012, 01:00 PM
They should start with a massacre.

Rise of the Ewoks

Barry M
11-06-2012, 03:01 PM
LOCATION: Toschi Station, in the early days of the EWOK RUMPUS.

On floor, lifeless bloody corpses of HAN, LUKE, LEIA, DARTH, BOBA and BILLY DEE. Chewbacca nudges them with foot, makes sad, questioning wookiee noise. They're really really dead. Throws head back and HOWLS.

TWO LOGS swing down from either side and crush his head; bounce back, repeat until all momentum is gone; headless corpse collapses onto pile of bodies.

CGI EWOKS jump into frame and dance.

Toyboy
11-06-2012, 07:37 PM
From The Onion:

Harrison Ford Chuckles To Self Upon Realizing He Hasn't Been In Movie People Liked In 18 Years

sukebanboy
11-07-2012, 05:10 AM
You all spoke too soon...

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/harrison-ford-says-open-another-star-wars-film-185829069.html


Harrison Ford, who played the scruffy-looking nerferder Han Solo in the original films, will consider reprising his role, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Turns into...


The magazine spoke to a "highly placed source," who said, "Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he's upbeat about it.

...and then...


The mystery source "close to the just-announced 'Star Wars' sequel" went on to explain that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) are equally enthusiastic about the possibilities.

HOWEVER...


Ford's publicist had no comment on EW's report.

Ian Jane
11-08-2012, 05:50 PM
Huh. So the treatment for SW7 has been completed by Michael Arndt, the same guy who wrote Toy Story 3.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-star-wars-movie-has-387784

Mark Tolch
11-08-2012, 09:17 PM
I fucking KNEW there was going to be a Randy Newman song, those fucking BASTARDS.

Ian Jane
11-08-2012, 10:00 PM
I fucking KNEW there was going to be a Randy Newman song, those fucking BASTARDS.

Hehe. I took me a second but once I got the joke, this was funny.

Ian Jane
11-13-2012, 12:29 PM
The dumb little kid in me can't stop reading rumors and speculation about the new Star Wars movies this morning.

Here are some new links:

DARTH VADER to return from the dead for all three new films? (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/12/rumour-darth-vader-to-come-back-from-the-dead-for-episode-7/) Maybe.

Guillermo Del Toro and Colin Trevorrow named as possibilities to direct? (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/12/possible-star-wars-directors-get-interesting-guillermo-del-toro-and-colin-trevorrow/) Maybe.

Lots of non-news there to digest.

sukebanboy
11-21-2012, 05:46 AM
The wait is over...We know who has been confirmed as taking up the story in the future star wars universe..


And we've got confirmation from The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit: Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are officially signed to write and produce installments of the new STAR WARS trilogy. It's not yet known which episodes they will write, or which they'll produce, but they're definitely on board. So there you go. Kasdan is back in the STAR WARS fold!

Ian Jane
11-21-2012, 10:05 AM
If that's true, I may actually be (sincerely) intrigued as to where they go with this. Empire is so head and shoulders above anything else in the series.

Barry M
11-21-2012, 10:11 AM
Screw Vader, bring Leigh Brackett back from the dead.

Seriously: all respect to Kasdan, but hire a writer.

Ian Jane
11-28-2012, 11:55 AM
So, it sounds like Matthew Vaughn might direct (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wars/23616/matthew-vaughn-directing-star-wars-episode-vii)?

"Vaughn had been set to direct X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but dropped out of that project, apparently to do Secret Service with Mark Millar. As it turns out, it’s looking likely that it’s Star Wars that will be taking up his time.

Actor Jason Flemyng appears to have broken the news. He’s appeared in every Matthew Vaughn project to date, and in an interview with our chums at HeyUGuys, he not only said that he’s going to be in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, but it's also likely he'll do Star Wars, too. When asked about the film, he said “Me and Matt have done nine films together, so I’m sure I’ll get the call for Star Wars”.

When pressed as to whether Matthew Vaughn was interested in Star Wars, the actor backtracked slightly (although not much), but it appeared he’d already let the cat out of the bag."

I want to stop paying attention to all of this shit but the little kid in me isn't letting that happen.

Ian Jane
12-19-2012, 11:02 AM
Speculation on plot details for the new movie (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/12/19/star-wars-vii-plot-details-start-popping-up-but-are-they-right/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)? OK!

"Yavin 4 and the rebel base return to the Star Wars plot in the forthcoming Episode VII, announced in October by the Walt Disney Co, in which Skywalker comes back to the planet to build a Jedi Knight academy. However, fans said that Disney will likely film those scenes in a studio rather than return to Tikal."

It might all be BS though. Who the fuck knows.

Ian Jane
01-14-2013, 03:39 PM
Zack Snyder is evidently preparing a new Star Wars movie that will take place outside of the new trilogy that is also in the works.

http://www.vulture.com/2013/01/zack-snyder-preps-non-trilogy-star-wars-film.html

"Back in November, the Los Angeles Times reported that Man of Steel and 300 director Zack Snyder said he had no interest in directing the hotly anticipated seventh Star Wars film. But Vulture has learned that while this may be specifically true — he won’t be doing Episode VII — it was a bit of misdirection: He is in fact developing a Star Wars project for Lucasfilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy. It will be an as-yet-untitled Jedi epic loosely based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic Seven Samurai, with the ronin and katana being replaced by the Force-wielding knights and their iconic lightsabers. (Go ahead, say it — you know you want to: “ … an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age.” Felt good, didn’t it?)"

Ian Jane
01-14-2013, 06:48 PM
Wait! That's not true at all. Stupid internet.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/zack-snyder-shoots-down-report-412336

The Silly Swede
01-14-2013, 06:51 PM
I hope they sign David Lynch to a five picture contract and let him explore the inner perversions of the Ewoks.

Ian Jane
01-24-2013, 06:24 PM
No David Lynch, sorry.

JJ Abrams is apparently doing it. (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/24/star-wars-to-be-directed-by-jj-abrams-ben-affleckwas-also-in-the-running/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

I never saw his Star Trek movie.

Scott
01-24-2013, 07:27 PM
I never saw his Star Trek movie.

It's fun, but it ain't very Trek. It's Hyper Trek for the masses. But it's hard not to like it. It's what Trek is now.

Toyboy
01-24-2013, 09:57 PM
The J.J. stands for Jar-Jar.

Alex K.
01-24-2013, 10:16 PM
http://redlettermedia.com/plinkett/star-trek/star-trek-09/

Richard--W
01-28-2013, 04:23 AM
Abrams?

Oh, no.

Please no.

I couldn't stand what he did to STAR TREK.

This ends whatever hopes I had left for STAR WARS.

I was hoping they'd consider Brad Bird, or perhaps Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell or David Yates, who did such a fine job on the HARRY POTTER films. Come to think of it, they should have invited J.K. Rowling to write the scripts. Good writing is important to me, as important as good direction, and Abrams is the least talented and most annoying filmmaker out there. How can anyone trust his judgement after STAR TREK.

The old franchises have fallen into the wrong hands.

It's over.

Time to move on.

Terry C
01-28-2013, 07:38 AM
The J.J. stands for Jar-Jar.

Lmao!

I don't mind actually, haven't seen the new Trek(don't really care to), but it couldn't be any worse then anything Lucas would do. Well aside from pretty much remaking it...

Besides I've been crossing my fingers for a fat Mark Hamill Star Wars movie for ages now.

Apronikoff
01-28-2013, 10:12 PM
Good writing is important to me, as important as good direction, and Abrams is the least talented and most annoying filmmaker out there. How can anyone trust his judgement after STAR TREK.


Really? I mean I was not happy about the Abrams announcement either, but "least talented"? I'd take Abrams over Bay, Ratner, McG, Snyder etc. any day of the week. And while I agree with you about the rest of the Harry Potter directors, i wouldn't ever include Chris Columbus on a list of people I thought should be allowed behind a camera again. Cuarón would have been an awesome choice though.

As for the writing though -- they already hired someone. The guy who wrote "Safety Not Guaranteed" (too lazy to look up his name)

Scott
01-29-2013, 10:55 AM
Disney scraps remaining 3-D prequels.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/28/3d-star-wars-prequels-scrapped-disney-make-their-excuses/

LOL

Ian Jane
01-29-2013, 11:02 AM
That's not that surprising. Given that they weren't shot for 3D in the first place and all...

The Silly Swede
01-29-2013, 02:53 PM
Well anyone who would go and see the turds that are Starwars ep 1,2,3 in fucking 3D is a complete and utter idiot.

Ian Jane
02-05-2013, 10:51 AM
Yoda getting his own movie? (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/star-wars/24359/star-wars-standalone-yoda-movie-on-the-way)

"It's a rumour at this stage, and as such, details on what direction the project would take are scant. But the site's sources suggest that it'll be the first of the standalone Star Wars movies. A Yoda origin story, perhaps?"

Ian Jane
02-06-2013, 03:42 PM
Young Han Solo and Boba Fett movies are also in the works? (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/06/young-han-solo-and-boba-fett-spin-off-movies-also-in-the-works/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

And possibly Jabba and Darth Maul too.

Disney is going to milk this shit for all they can.

Scott
02-06-2013, 03:48 PM
Boy all those solo (!) movies sound like crap.

Hey look at this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AzmmDRDwHIk#!

Scott
02-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Art Adams commission.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dz6WHQZxgWU/URKPHcr6hmI/AAAAAAAAJ_o/W2Vwq4fbypA/s1600/793818_10200650193280263_1651789260_o.jpg

Barry M
02-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Great floppies!

Enough baby Yodas. They should get Dumas and do a Star Wars "Thirty Years After". JCVD should play old Luke.

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8dc27ec940b3b212_landing

Toyboy
02-06-2013, 10:50 PM
Martin Gore was young then.

sukebanboy
02-07-2013, 02:34 AM
Let's have some fu**ing quality control on these things please Disney....

By all means milk it....but not at the sake of quality.....

Heard they will do a HAN SOLO movie too.....That is the only one I am not sure is a good idea.....Boba Fett nd the others....could be ok...HAN SOLO...they will not do it well enough to warrant the effort,...mostly because of Ford's portrayal being pretty much un-reproduceable...

Zane C.
02-07-2013, 09:54 AM
Young Han Solo and Boba Fett movies are also in the works? (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/06/young-han-solo-and-boba-fett-spin-off-movies-also-in-the-works/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)

And possibly Jabba and Darth Maul too.

Disney is going to milk this shit for all they can.

Indeed. These movies sound terrible.

Here I was, hoping Disney's purchase of the franchise might not be a bad thing after all. Looks like I was wrong.

Oh well, the first three are classics, and REVENGE OF THE SITH wasn't bad, so we'll at least have those. Everything else? Meh.

I think Lucas knew that he'd derailed the franchise, movie-wise, by the time he sold it to Disney. He sold that franchise with a flat tire, IMO.

Ian Jane
02-07-2013, 10:11 AM
II think Lucas knew that he'd derailed the franchise, movie-wise, by the time he sold it to Disney. He sold that franchise with a flat tire, IMO.

The more I think about it, the more I think you're right. It's certainly a cash cow and Disney will stand to make loads of money off of exploiting the fan base. Maybe some of the spin offs will be alright, the verdict is obviously still out, but I agree with Suke that Ford is Han and is more or less irreplaceable.

Scott
02-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Martin Gore was young then.

I thought it was Ray Sharkey.

Scott
02-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Disney will make all their money back selling Ray Sharkey and Martin Gore action figures. Lucas knows this that's why he sold them. Nobody asked for them and they were barely in the movies. This is nothing but a cynical cash grab.

Barry M
02-07-2013, 10:46 AM
Cynical gash crabs are the worst.

Clive Smith
02-07-2013, 12:02 PM
Eew.

Scott
02-09-2013, 09:02 PM
A while back Red Letter Media did an audio commentary for Star Wars, (you know, episode 4). Anyways, it's fucking hysterical. Done before the Disney sale he sez,

"I dunno, is Lucas planning on doing 7, 8 and 9? Because what happens after that?
Han Solo and Leia get married and have two wookie babies. Luke comes out of the closet as a homosexual. The last remnants of the Empire build a third Death Star, 'Let's not make it with the thing that'll blow it up this time'. And then Luke blows it up."

http://redlettermedia.bandcamp.com/album/mr-plinketts-star-wars-episode-4-a-new-hope-commentary

Ian Jane
02-15-2013, 12:03 PM
Rumors are circulating (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/02/15/rumour-han-solo-and-harrison-ford-a-done-deal-for-star-wars-episode-vii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter) that Harrison Ford has signed on for part VII.

Ian Jane
04-18-2013, 10:49 AM
"With Disney boss Alan Horn taking the stage at CinemaCon to talk up the company’s slate of films for 2013 and beyond, we naturally wondered if he’d bring up Star Wars. Of course, he did just that, essentially promising J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII for 2015 (even if the director himself has said he wasn’t quite as locked into the timetable) and then going on to say that the Mouse House plans to release a Star Wars film every year from 2015."

More here (http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=37187).

Scott
06-26-2013, 02:52 AM
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/aunt-beru-uncle-ben-star-wars-figures.jpg

Lalala76
06-26-2013, 04:42 AM
WTF!!!!

Paul Casey
06-26-2013, 09:40 AM
Without the MIB Blue Milk, your collection is worthless!!

Ian Jane
11-20-2013, 03:27 PM
Rumor (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/20/rumour-matt-smith-called-in-for-star-wars-episode-vii/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter) has it that Matt Smith may be in the new Star Wars movie, and it's been confirmed that R2-D2 will be in it.

Thrilling. No Disney is going to ruin Star Wars AND Doctor Who for me?

Barry M
11-20-2013, 04:25 PM
At least they're putting him in the Artoo suit instead of just going with CGI.

The Silly Swede
11-20-2013, 04:34 PM
I feel they should build him out of Lego instead, and use the toy brand as a marketing tie in.

Ian Jane
03-18-2014, 10:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh1TlHxOW04

Ian Jane
04-07-2014, 09:46 AM
So it seems that filming for Episode VII has started.

http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/star-wars-episode-vii/234474/star-wars-episode-vii-filming-underway-casting-nearly-done

"But what if filming is already underway?

Well, it is, according to Disney chairman, Alan Horn. “We’re actually shooting some of it now,” he told a crowd at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television. This would seem to jive with recent reports that filming would start as soon as May 14th, possibly in Morocco where the Tatooine sets still stand. But what about the big questions...like the cast?

“We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” said Horn. Right. So, whatever they're filming right now is probably not all that crucial. But, if "a lot" of the cast is already in place, it sounds like we'll get one, huge official announcement from Disney about the full Star Wars: Episode VII cast all at once, rather than a dribbling of casting announcements spread out over weeks or months. That, we assure you, will be a relief. At least for us."

Ian Jane
04-29-2014, 01:27 PM
"Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film."

http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-7-cast-announced.html

Barry M
04-29-2014, 11:58 PM
I should feel something, I know. But something about this announcement just makes me think we're finally going to rescue those hostages from Tehran.

Zane C.
04-30-2014, 10:37 PM
I'm sad that the clown from GIRLS is in this. Dude's a bad actor. Maybe not as bad as Hayden Christiansen, but still.

Ian Jane
05-21-2014, 10:08 AM
JJ Abrams has a video message for you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfNiC9iKM0Q

Ian Jane
11-28-2014, 11:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEfV0gTo03c&feature=youtu.be

bgart13
11-28-2014, 12:24 PM
This is the third SW trailer I've seen this week. Were the others leaked and official too? Or are there variations?

The Silly Swede
11-28-2014, 01:31 PM
That looked surprisingly un-sucky. I still expect it to suck balls though. But the new Jurrasic Park could have taken notes from these guys as how not to alienate the audience in 3 minutes or less.

bgart13
11-28-2014, 01:35 PM
This is the third SW trailer I've seen this week. Were the others leaked and official too? Or are there variations?

I've learned the others were fake. Nevermind...

Lalala76
11-28-2014, 04:57 PM
I lost interest in Star Wars when I tried desperately to like the prequels and realised that they just weren't very good. I liked the dark elements of Revenge of the Sith but it was still very cartoony. Having watched this teaser I have to say that its job done, it actually really makes me regain faith. Still its only a teaser. I have to say though the fanmade trailer I saw yesterday was extremely well done, and it did actually suck me in until I read the follow up comments.

Marshall Crist
11-28-2014, 05:34 PM
That looked surprisingly un-sucky. I still expect it to suck balls though. But the new Jurrasic Park could have taken notes from these guys as how not to alienate the audience in 3 minutes or less.

Rest assured it will suck balls. It's not 1977 anymore.

Barry M
11-28-2014, 06:14 PM
Yes it is.

paul h.
12-01-2014, 01:22 PM
Yes it is.

I thought so.

Ryan K
12-01-2014, 10:16 PM
This George Lucas Special Edition of the new trailer made me laugh.


http://youtu.be/v93Jh6JNBng

Dom D
12-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Genius.

sukebanboy
12-02-2014, 06:10 AM
LOL...Amazing.

Just one TINY mistake though.....IT was still too EXCITING top be a REAL George Lucas version!

The Silly Swede
12-02-2014, 07:47 AM
LOL...Amazing.

Just one TINY mistake though.....IT was still too EXCITING top be a REAL George Lucas version!

Very true. And the CGI looked to good.

Dom D
04-16-2015, 09:49 PM
Has this one been linked to yet:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w

I'm not a big Star Wars guy but if I was I can imagine that trailer giving me goosebumps. Really feels like a Star Wars movie in a way Lucas was totally unable to capture. Also is that a black lead character in a Star Wars film? I thought Lando was the only black in the galaxy...

The Silly Swede
04-17-2015, 05:36 AM
I am liking it. Though, I remember seeing the trailer for Episode 1 back in the day and being excited for that to. I will not let those assclowns fool me twice! No hype for me.