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Disney buys Lucasfilm

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October 30, 2012, 04:14 PM
jadams
Disney buys Lucasfilm
http://www.forbes.com/sites/er...lm-for-4-05-billion/

Wonder if this will affect Topps Star Wars cards at all?
October 30, 2012, 05:03 PM
SHouseman
Wow. They are making Episodes 7, 8, and 9. I'm not sure that's a good thing, but they'll make a lotta money.

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October 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
SHouseman
I was just thinking, and I'm being lazy not Googling it, but does Indiana Jones fall under Lucasfilm? Lucas was always the one that held up scripts for Indy 4, wanted the alien theme to the movie, etc. Does Disney own Indy now? If not, please move along, move along.

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October 30, 2012, 08:20 PM
chesspieceface
They get it all, the movies, cards, merchandising, everything. Unless Disney starts working with Topps all of a sudden, it looks like Star Wars cards in the future might be coming from Upper Deck, who has been handling any Disney related and Marvel Comics movies cards for this past decade.

This is a seismic shift in the future of Star Wars, that's for sure!

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October 30, 2012, 10:44 PM
geoffbovey
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Originally posted by chesspieceface:

This is a seismic shift in the future of Star Wars, that's for sure!


Yes, I agree, and....isn't it GREAT??? I am an old school SW fan, having seen the original films with my father starting from Day 1 in '77 and following all the films and collectibles ever since. I love the franchise, but it was getting close to needing a shake-up, and the timing is perfect. Now they can make the final trilogy with the original cast (assuming that's the plan) having reached an appropriate age to tell the story of the Solo/Skywalker children. Nothing like a major change to invigorate the series again! Woo hoo!

Of course, this is just my opinion....

Geoff
October 30, 2012, 11:49 PM
chesspieceface
Well, in one afternoon, we went from George Lucas saying just last year that there were no new Star Wars movies on the horizon to the announcement of not only a new trilogy, but even a tentative release date (2015).

Lucas has said that while this is essentially his retirement, he would advise on the next trilogy like a little Yoda in the corner.

As for the new owners Disney, well, they do have very recent experience in buying a well established company to acquire the existing characters only to then use them in extremely successful and well-received movies, referring mainly to the purchase of Marvel Comics and the Avengers movie that quickly followed.

And the new boss of Lucasfilm is Kathleen Kennedy, who actually signed cards (well, stickers anyway) for the Indiana Jones Crystal Skull set from Topps, so hopefully she realizes the profit potential, promotional opportunities, and the good ol' tradition that trading cards represent.

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October 31, 2012, 12:26 AM
Obi Wan Chrisobi
quote:
Originally posted by SHouseman:
I was just thinking, and I'm being lazy not Googling it, but does Indiana Jones fall under Lucasfilm? Lucas was always the one that held up scripts for Indy 4, wanted the alien theme to the movie, etc. Does Disney own Indy now? If not, please move along, move along.


Statements they issued today said that the deal includes Lucasfilm and all it's related properties including SW, Indy and even ILM. Disney went on to say that their primary goal was to acquire Star Wars and that Indy didn't really factor into the decision.

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October 31, 2012, 05:41 AM
Sidewinder
There's been talk for years about doing 3 more films, I never thought it would happen, but now it seems a certainty.

Not long ago it seemed Disney was faltering with Pixar going their own way. Now with aquiring Star Wars, Disney is really continuing to strive forward.
October 31, 2012, 05:24 PM
chesspieceface
As Ford, Fisher, and Hamill are aging (like the rest of us), I'd always hoped Lucasfilm/ILM would have them all come in and lay down some basic performances on motion capture and lay down some dialogue in case someone were to continue the story of Luke Skywalker on film like 20 years from now.

Since Lucas has treatments for the next Trilogy and Disney seems very interested in using them, that won't have to happen and since this next trilogy takes place 20 or so years after Return of the Jedi, the original actors won't even have to be "younged" up too much. It will be great to see them on the screen again, hopefully Mark and Carrie are interested and considering Harrison Ford was willing to come back and play Indy for Crystal Skull despite a truly terrible script, it seems reasonable he could be coaxed back into playing Han Solo, especially if the script is good.

Lucas has revealed the next trilogy is the rebuilding of the Republic 20 years after the events of Jedi, so it could be that it draws from the early 1990's book trilogy "Heir to the Empire" which Lucas is said to be a big fan of and has already drawn from in the prequel trilogy, i.e. the Galactic capital of Coruscant which was introduced in those books.

If that is the case, there are two very choice roles soon to be cast, those of clone Emperor Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade, not to mention the three children of Han and Leia. Those all have the potential of being star-making roles.

One other thing, it looks like Star Wars comics will be going back to their original publishers, Marvel Comics, since they are now a sister company of Lucasfilm under the Disney banner. Too bad for current publisher of them, Dark Horse Comics. They really did great things with Star Wars comics for these past 20 years and helped keep the franchise in the public eye during the time when not only were there no new movies planned, but even the re-releases didn't seem likely.

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October 31, 2012, 09:58 PM
Sidewinder
Maybe they should hire already well known actors to play the children, Hayden playing Anakin didn't do much for his career in the end.

As long as they don't cast Kristen Stewart LOL
November 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
WarriorBabe
I actually like some of the sci-fi that Disney has put out lately.

But Star Wars? I am not convinced.

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