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Date: 10/30/12 02:32 PM

37 Responses to DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD! [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Link: DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD! - ...in a deal worth over $4 BILLION, *and* Star Wars 7 is set to be released in 2015. Oh well.
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    eugenius Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Lucas looks like he just sold his soul to Satan in that photo.
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    jofo Male 40-49
    50 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Oh well.. there goes the neighbourhood..
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Whaaaaat. I was hoping they wouldn`t make another movie...Now I have to drating watch it. I swear if I`m disappointed....I won`t be able to do a damn thing but bitch :(
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm


    "There those who said this day would never come, what are they to say now?"
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    Hey, this might be a good thing. Look what Disney did with The Avengers!

    Lucas`s creativity died somewhere (see Episodes 1 and 2 for evidence). Disney has some creative folks. I`ll give them a chance.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm
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    DX Male 18-29
    14 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    boo
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    For once I agree with TruTenrMan. Lucas lost his touch. Hasn`t impressed me in decades.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    "They" wont make another movie... Disney will. This is only a good thing. Lucas always got too much credit and when left to his own choices only ever made bad ones. The movies may not be great but they will be better than anything Lucas stood to make. I also imagine Disney will release the original un-drated with trilogy to dvd/blueray because they only stand to profit from it where as it was a mark of shame for Lucas.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    A Disneyesque Star Wars is going to suck. But it won`t suck as bad as the raping Speilberg and Lucas did to Indiana Jones.


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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Well poo.
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    wickedsngr Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    I love that people automatically think this is a bad thing, just because the name "Disney" is attached to it. I think they have proven themselves excellent stewards of other franchises. The Muppets and Marvel haven`t gone to poo. I say Bravo for maybe being able to breathe life into a stale, cold hand of death that Lucas drove his vision to.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    I actually agree with the optimists here. Lucas already soiled his own legacy, much to the chagrin of his own fans. How bad could it possibly get with Disney at the helm?
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    that`s it. this is proof lucas has gone senile.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Crakr

    "A Disneyesque Star Wars"

    Like episode 1?
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
    762 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    ""A Disneyesque Star Wars"

    "Like e[episode 1?"

    Episode 1 was in no way Disneyesque. It was a dark mindless film about interplanetary politics which made no sense, who`s comedy relief was a dismal failure. And when it was realized that that all failed it was an excuse to say it was a kids film. Kids films don`t have genocide.

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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    What? You think they`re gonna make WORSE Star Wars films than the latest three?

    Time for Lucas to move on, wish he`d done it 10 years ago.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    HG: Yes, but likely even worse.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Star Wars Episode VII

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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    The new star wars film will be directed by Tim Burton and star Johnny Depp and Helena Carter.
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    I don`t know. On the one hand, Disney. On the other hand, they`re taking it away from George Lucas so he can`t destroy it anymore...
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    October 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    CrakrJak

    I think you are being unfair Crakr. Disney is good at letting the people that run their properties continue to do their thing. ESPN is just as good as ever. Pixar still rocks. Marvel is still doing good movies and comics. Disney doesn`t micromanage.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    I saw a lot of the same reactions from comic book nerds when Disney bought Marvel, then we got the Avengers and people loved it. Relax nerds, there is very little Disney can do to hurt the franchise that Lucas hasn`t already done himself.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    October 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Episode SEVEN? Where does that fit?!
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    Essen Male 18-29
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    October 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    El-Chinche: How about Star Wars high school musical?
    Star Wars and friends ...
    And when people love it, it ain`t nerdy no more.
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    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 12:20 am
    @Essen
    Most of those things have happened in one form or another. Lucas hasn`t exactly been kind to his franchise...jar jar binks. Taking the franchise out of Lucas` hands is the best thing that could have happened to it.

    Also "when" people love Love it? Do you live under a rock that also lives under another rock? Stars wars has been mainstream since it`s birth. It`s one of the highest grossing movie franchises of all time. Everybody already loves Star Wars. Or do the countless Star wars themed books, toys, video games, conventions, cartoons, comic books, manga, dishware, jewelry, coloring books, food, music, cosplay, board games, clothes and other merchandise not a big enough clue?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 1:50 am
    "Episode SEVEN? Where does that fit?!"

    The imperials did not die with Cideous getting tossed into the reactor. The rest of the story was in novels and comics.

    Star Wars 4 was a comic before it was a movie.
    There is a whole other story line that occurs 4000 years before the Battle of Yavin called "The Old Republic."

    There`s lots of stuff he didn`t get into like why that galaxy is like it is with the Force and why humans dominate.

    My opinion is he had enough for 15 to 20 movies and just let it sit.
    The outer time line is 24000 years long and he concentrated only on 2 spots in the last 4000 years of it.
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    Mrpoo Male 70 & Over
    141 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 2:30 am
    Can`t be any worse than the last lot of bottom dribbles.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 5:50 am
    Lucas joined the dark side long ago butchering his classics. Seven will just beat a dead horse for every penny they can get.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 7:32 am
    How exactly are they going to make Star Wars 7 now that all the actors are old balls? I read some of the books after the original trilogy, and they were all about Luke, Han & Leia and their kids...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 7:33 am
    Also have you ever noticed how, when looking at a full laundry bin, you can never know if there was once a Jedi in there?
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
    363 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 7:35 am
    I would much rather this than the unimaginative reboots and remakes of movies that were made 10 years ago.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 7:54 am
    Nvm, after some reading, apparently the 7th movie will be completely original in story, so probably none of the books will apply, which sucks, because Thrawn was a favourite character of mine.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 8:19 am
    I still have respect for the guy, how he created an amazing, detailed universe, on a relatively small budget, with some unforgettable characters that are still loved after 35 years. even if you didn`t like the SW movies, you can`t deny the massive impact lucasfilm has had on the visual effects that drive movies today...

    But I don`t think he has any real idea how to balance the franchise between the older adult fans and the new, how to keep it simple or what direction to go with the overall story.
    It`s time he passed the torch on to someone who will do it justice, hopefully Mickey and his mates will treat the series with care and respect.


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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    October 31, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Of course Eyes are gunna roll whenever Disney gets involved with anything, but they have the massive amounts of money/resources/talent necessary to keep the franchise going.
    Disney took over Marvel just a few years ago and the movies they`ve put out since have been fairly watchable, not oscar winning, but hey.. they`re superhero movies.
    And although everyone also love to roll their eyes whenever anyone mentions remakes,
    maybe it`s time to consolidate the hundreds of story arcs involved in the Star Wars universe and bring it back to basics, correct some of the mistakes (Jar Jar and Anakin? Midi-drating-chlorians?)... I don`t think there`s all that much wrong with eps IV-VI, but they finally have a chance to redeem the entire series and set it up for future (and past) storylines.

    I dunno.. just sayin`.. maybe this could be the best thing to happen to star wars in a long time..?

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