Disney Buys Lucasfilm (star wars)

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Danielson, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Interesting read for all star wars fans. The scheduled release for star wars 7 is 2015 with 8 and 9 to follow respectfully. I'm a HUGE SW nerd and am excited especially after Disney bought marvel in 2008 and the recent movies they've released have been entertaining.

  2. Disney-Lucasfilm Star Wars episodes VII, VIII, and IX (2012–present)

    On October 30, 2012, as part of its statement that it had agreed to acquire Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company announced a Star Wars Episode VII "targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga".[1] Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger stated that Episode VII "will be followed by Episodes VIII and IX—and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years". Iger added that Lucas would be "creative consultant" on new Disney-Lucasfilm Star Wars films, and that current Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy would executive produce. In the same announcement, it was stated that, post-acquisition, Kennedy would become President of Lucasfilm and serve as brand manager for Star Wars.[1]

    The Disney announcement makes no reference as to whether the story content of the planned episodes VII, VIII, and IX will relate to Lucas' earlier sequel trilogy plans. In fact, it states that Star Wars "offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases" and refers to "ts universe of more than 17,000 characters inhabiting several thousand planets spanning 20,000 years offer[ing] infinite inspiration and opportunities".[1]

    Iger, during a live video chat with Disney board members and stockholders, stated that there would be "no news about the upcoming Episode VII" until "the ink is well dried on the buy". He added that he hoped to have major news near the end of summer, and that Disney personnel were more focused on 2012/2013 and non-Lucasfilm properties.

    In October 2012, Mark Hamill told Entertainment Weekly that he and Carrie Fisher had met with Lucas in August 2012, and that Lucas had told them of plans for the sequel trilogy to be produced.[34] Hamill said he had not discussed with Lucas whether or not he or Fisher would be cast in the trilogy. Subsequently, on Twitter, Hamill said he could not comment on Episode VII further until he had "all the facts".[35]
  3. Excited, but I feel like I'm going to be dissapointed.
  4. Yeah tbh not one good star wars movie has been released since the 80's lol It can't get much worse than 1-3. Michael Bay is destroying the teenage mutant ninja turtles to teenage alien ninja turtles. They need to respect the story and leave things the same. Interested though
  5. If they can get Mark Hamill ( Luke ) Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leah) And Han Solo ( Harrison Ford) I will be walking around with a hard on for the next 3 years
  6. I couldn't care about the story that much, but if Chewie's in, I'm watching it. :pity:
  7. I never been a Star Wars fan but I think it is a good acquisition by Disney
  8. I agree and btw welcome to the forums. This is the first post i've seen from you :)
  9. She's been registered longer than both of us. :upset:
  10. its either gunna be awful or amazing
  11. No offence to any Star Wars fan no matter how huge.

    I'm one.

    This is gonna suck so bad.

    Jar Jar Binks all over again.It took me five years to watch the prequels thanks to him.

    I cant do it it's a thumbs down wtf was George Lucas thinking he can't be skint!
  12. we shall see cloud
  13. i liked jar jar binks