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Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:01 pm

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...sfilm-episode-vii-coming-2015.aspx
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/...isney-star-wars-lucasfilm/1669739/

So it looks like Disney has secured the purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion with plans to release Star Wars Episode VII in 2015 and then a new SW film every 2-3 years after that. I could see this being simultaneously good and bad - at what point would the market be saturated? For that matter shall we expect everyone's favorite Rebel pilot, Wedge, to get Whedoned in the first 15 minutes of Episode VII? With Disney owning Marvel Studios AND Lucasfilm, it seems they're cornering the market on geekdom!

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Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:23 pm

Ah Star Wars, I remember buying and watching all those movies when I was a kid. I would have never expected to see new Star Wars movie coming after the last one which kind of closed the existing story. Interesting.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2017

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:41 pm

As much as I'd love to see the saga continue, I see nothing good coming out of this. At all. Episodes I-III were decent movies... IV-VI were absolute classics. You can't beat those, and I'm sure the next ones will be more gimmicky and lame. Hope I'm wrong
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:51 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
As much as I'd love to see the saga continue, I see nothing good coming out of this. At all. Episodes I-III were decent movies... IV-VI were absolute classics. You can't beat those, and I'm sure the next ones will be more gimmicky and lame. Hope I'm wrong

Actually I am relieved that it is Disney that bought them. They have shown to be good owners of franchises in general, with a careful regard for the quality of the product to be produced and the deep pockets to do that. Marvel has done OK under them as the recent Avengers movie has shown. And in general the Pixar franchise has been allowed to do its own thing with the exception perhaps of Cars 2.

So we'll see how they manage it but I am hopeful.

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:59 pm

What the heck for? There have been six movies already, the only titles with more sequels than this are Resident Evil and pornography. Besides, there are enough spinoffs now and have been for quite some time, you'd think some of them would be enough to keep the interest in the series going.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:04 pm

I don't like the idea of Mickey Mouse and Darth Vader being owned by the same company.

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:10 pm

Hm, not bad. I can see Disney outdoing the prequels easily. For obvious reasons they won't reach the legend status of the original three.

Let's remember that three prequels and three sequels was George Lucas'es original plan when he started with The Phantom Menace, he just scrapped the next three after he realized how much work it was and that he wasn't getting younger. Hope he'll have some involvement with the continuation of the series though.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:18 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
As much as I'd love to see the saga continue, I see nothing good coming out of this. At all. Episodes I-III were decent movies

 Wow!

  

Episodes I-III were horrible! The only redeeming factor was seeing Anakin Skywalker turn into Darth Vader, but even that was ruined by that horrendous "NOOOOOOO" at the end.

With that said, I wouldn't want to see anymore Star Wars movies unless there was absolute certainty that they would be at least 20x better than Episodes I-III. If that means locking George Lucas in a nuclear bunker 5 miles underground without any communication devices, so be it. He'll still probably find a way to partially ruin it.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 pm

Rumor is that Disney is going replace Jar-Jar Binks with Goofy.......   

There's plenty of Star Wars expanded universe stuff that can be mined into future movies, and the entire Star Wars universe is practically a license to print money.

Let's not forget about some of the other Lucasfilm assets involved in this deal like ILM, which is a legendary visual effects company that in 2011 did their first animated film. This deal reunites Pixar (at least under the same corporate umbrella) with the company that started it.
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:26 pm

Quoting srbmod (Reply 8):
Rumor is that Disney is going replace Jar-Jar Binks with Goofy.......

And THAT, my friend, would be a MAJOR improvement!!

Quoting srbmod (Reply 8):
There's plenty of Star Wars expanded universe stuff that can be mined into future movies, and the entire Star Wars universe is practically a license to print money.

It's true. SW fans might bitch and moan, but we'll all be there front and center when the movies come out!
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:33 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Episodes I-III were horrible!

Meh, they were ok. When some random sci-fi movie comes out and you say "eh, it was ok" that's what episodes I-III were. Compared to IV-VI yes they were horrible. Didn't know any better when I was a kid... but now I know  
Quoting tugger (Reply 3):
They have shown to be good owners of franchises in general, with a careful regard for the quality of the product to be produced and the deep pockets to do that.

Actually I thought they had a reputation of making horrible, gimmicky sequels. Look at the old classics like Lion King, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast... then look at the sequels of them...
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:35 pm

Not too sure how I feel about this. On one hand I'm a huge Star Wars fan and love all the movies, but on the other hand I don't want to see the franchise destroyed by some lame sequels.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:47 pm

Wow. I did not see that one coming.

I don't really know what to expect, but perhaps something good. Star Wars can be and has been a good franchise.

What I really hope for is to get the original non-CGI versions of the original movies. A BD copy of Han shooting Greedo first!  
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:55 pm

Stupid, I tell you. Didn't Disney a quite a few times say they were bleeding cash and kept on raising ticket prices as if there was no tomorrow? I think Disney needs to get their priorities in order here. They're owning everything, it is ridiculous. After the Cars expansion at the Anaheim park, there is no more real estate to expand.

Where is this money coming from?

I love Disney but I find this move irresponsible and a money losing venture. Not cool.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:05 pm

Quoting Asturias (Reply 12):
What I really hope for is to get the original non-CGI versions of the original movies. A BD copy of Han shooting Greedo first!

NOW you're talking. Some of the added scenes were good, like Luke meeting up with Biggs and Red Leader prior to the Death Star battle, Han being confronted by Jabba before they leave Mos Eisley....

But when they go in and change things like Han shooting first....I mean, that literally ruined the whole freaking scene.

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 10):
Meh, they were ok. When some random sci-fi movie comes out and you say "eh, it was ok" that's what episodes I-III were.

Fair enough.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):
but on the other hand I don't want to see the franchise destroyed by some lame sequels.

Change "sequels" to "prequels" and it's already happened....

Actually, it's quite interesting that my younger cousin loved Episodes I-III. He's probably 8 years younger than me, so those must have come out in the prime of his movie-watching childhood. I'm sure there are plenty like him.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:11 pm

I'm a SF fan, only read SF books (not star wars books though, well I think I read one), and will watch anything good and bad, so new Star Wars movies is great news !

Quoting Rara (Reply 6):
Let's remember that three prequels and three sequels was George Lucas'es original plan when he started with The Phantom Menace

I thought it was the plan when he made the first movie in the 70's ?
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:23 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
NOW you're talking. Some of the added scenes were good, like Luke meeting up with Biggs and Red Leader prior to the Death Star battle, Han being confronted by Jabba before they leave Mos Eisley....

Never seen the scene with Biggs and Red Leader, but I did see the one with Jabba... the thing that ruined it for me was how CGI-ish he looked. That's not what made Star Wars great, in fact, as cheesy as seeing TIE fighters that were obviously models, they looked very real and like the ship was actually there, IDK hard to explain, maybe it's just the nostalgia factor. George Lucas also did things like change the X-Wings to CGI ones when they were approaching the Death Star... I only noticed it because I remembered how cool the scene looked but when I looked it up on YouTube, it was different for some reason, less nostalgic, and then I saw the change.

I wish they'd just remake the first 3 using the cheesy models and taking away Jar Jar Binks, the pod-racing "we want this to be a video game" crap, etc. But I know that'll never happen  
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:25 pm

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):
Not too sure how I feel about this. On one hand I'm a huge Star Wars fan and love all the movies, but on the other hand I don't want to see the franchise destroyed by some lame sequels.

This was exactly my reaction when hearing the news. But hey, most of the orginal cast members are still alive, right? If they bring some people back it might not be so bad.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:30 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 2):
As much as I'd love to see the saga continue, I see nothing good coming out of this.
Quoting Newark727 (Reply 4):
What the heck for? There have been six movies already

First of all, a new Star Wars film not directed by George Lucas could be a good thing. Second, this isn't all about the movies. Disney wants to bring the Star Wars universe (and Marvel) to their theme parks around the world.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Stupid, I tell you. Didn't Disney a quite a few times say they were bleeding cash and kept on raising ticket prices as if there was no tomorrow? I think Disney needs to get their priorities in order here. They're owning everything, it is ridiculous. After the Cars expansion at the Anaheim park, there is no more real estate to expand.

Huh? Show me proof that Disney is losing money. As someone who is quite familiar with the Disney community who frequents the parks on both coasts many times a year, Disney has been very active in expanding and re-theming their parks. Cars Land in Anaheim, huge New Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom in Florida, upcoming Avatarland at Animal Kingdom in Florida, rumored Cars Land at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida and...wait for it...rumored (and now more credible) STAR WARS LAND at Disney Hollywood Studios. Disney is in the midsts of a revitalization at their theme parks after a rather dark period in the late '90s and early 2000s. All of this work on improvement would be why ticket prices have gone up.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:34 pm

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 17):
If they bring some people back it might not be so bad.

*Cough* Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull *Cough*

 

And that's another great example of what the first three Star Wars episodes are like. Alone, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was eh, a decent movie, kept me entertained, 7/10. But when you compare it to the original trilogy, even with some of the progressively sillier scenes in them, it just doesn't like up. A timeless, classic trilogy compared to some average adventure movie... even homeboy Harrison Ford couldn't elevate it to the first movies' levels.

I still will occasionally watch Star Wars I-III, but had it not been for the original movies (which I watch a lot more) I don't think I would've reseen I-III.

Are there actually books for these new episodes, or are they creating new plots? I always thought it would be cool to go back to the Sith Wars and the Knights of the Old Republic... I sound pretty nerdy but that's literally all I know about those topics   I guess Star Wars Episodes Negative Two, Negative One, and Zero just didn't sound very good
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:36 pm

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 17):
But hey, most of the orginal cast members are still alive, right?

I think it depends on what you consider the original cast. Offhand the only actor who portrayed a major character who has died that I can think of is Sir Alec Guinness.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 10):
Actually I thought they had a reputation of making horrible, gimmicky sequels. Look at the old classics like Lion King, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast... then look at the sequels of them...

Hmm, horrible might be in the eye of the beholder. Consider the box office results of Iron Man, Avengers, and the Pirates franchises...they seem to be doing pretty well. Disney is much more than just cartoons.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):

Not too sure how I feel about this. On one hand I'm a huge Star Wars fan and love all the movies, but on the other hand I don't want to see the franchise destroyed by some lame sequels.

Personally I would like to see the movies expanded out to cover other aspects of the universe. I would love to see an Old Republic movie at some point to hit on that time line. I would be great to see the actual Sith Empire at the height of their power.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Stupid, I tell you. Didn't Disney a quite a few times say they were bleeding cash and kept on raising ticket prices as if there was no tomorrow? I think Disney needs to get their priorities in order here. They're owning everything, it is ridiculous. After the Cars expansion at the Anaheim park, there is no more real estate to expand.

Where is this money coming from?

I love Disney but I find this move irresponsible and a money losing venture. Not cool.

Disney is a bit more than just Disneyland in California. While the parks are a huge part of their business, I would say the business aspect is larger now. Not to mention they just got ILM, LucasArts, and other subsidiaries of Lucasfilm in the deal. I wouldn't be shocked to see Star Wars themed area added to WDW at some point.

Disney is gaining a lot of ground here securing a very large inventory of various IPs. Today announcing Star Wars VII and also signing Singer up to lead the next X-Men film shows they are not going to slow down. Movie wise 2015 is going to be huge dow them. SW7 (Lucasfilm) as mentioned, Avengers 2 (Marvel), another Pixar movie, Ant-man (Marvel), etc. Should be a good year for movies too with Avatar 2, Justice League, and Penguins of Madagascar also scheduled then.
 
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Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:49 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
Actually, it's quite interesting that my younger cousin loved Episodes I-III. He's probably 8 years younger than me, so those must have come out in the prime of his movie-watching childhood. I'm sure there are plenty like him.

I went to "Star Wars In Concert" a while ago and it was pretty clear the delineation of the fandom: All the adults/parents were fans of the original three and if they were dressed as characters they were all from eps IV-VI (Luke, Leia, Han, Darth, Stormtroopers, etc.), and all the kids through teens were fans of the next gen three and follow-on comic and cartoon stuff. If they were in costume, they were dressed as characters from eps I-III and Clone Wars (Padme, Anikin, Ahsoka, Mace Windu, etc.).

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:09 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 10):
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 7):
Episodes I-III were horrible!

Meh, they were ok.

Episodes II and III were ok. Episode I was dreadful.

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:18 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 18):
Show me proof that Disney is losing money.

Oh, sure. I can do your homework for you. I never claimed they are currently losing money. I asked about it. See the question mark in my post at all?    But anyhoo..... Here goes regardless of what you say.....

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...active-group-under-new-bosses.html

http://staticmultimedia.com/movies/m...major-money-because-of-john-carter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ctive-layoffs-restructuring-368317

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/disney...nnounces-restructuring-plan/nFBjw/

And there is more.......

Regarding ticket prices:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pass-354915-prices-disneyland.html

I think I posted enough sources. Google is there for you to use.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:37 am

One movie lost money (I'm not sure why, BTW, I rather liked John Carter). Movies overall bring money for Disney. Your other links are about video-games, a tiny part of Disney.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:49 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 10):
Actually I thought they had a reputation of making horrible, gimmicky sequels. Look at the old classics like Lion King, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast... then look at the sequels of them...

and when was the last time you saw one of those released?
We're almost 7 years removed from the awful Eisner era now and since Bob Iger took over quality from every one of their operating units has improved. Feature animation isn't trying to compete with Pixar and DisneyToon Studios has moved on from the sequel game to more original works like the Tinker Bell movies.
Anyone who thinks this is a bad idea just needs to watch the prequel trilogy and then the avengers. We went through this same song and dance when the Marvel acquisition was announced and look what became of it. The Disney higher-ups kept their hands off except for writing essentially infinite budget checks and now they're rolling in it as a result. Expect them to do same here.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...active-group-under-new-bosses.html

January, 2011. Article about restructuring their video game unit.


Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
http://staticmultimedia.com/movies/m...major-money-because-of-john-carter

A movie flopped. It happens. They lost money on the film, not their entire company.


Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ctive-layoffs-restructuring-368317

Uh, pretty much the same as the first article. But I did find this line interesting...

"In the Walt Disney Co's. most recent fiscal quarter, Disney Interactive was the only one of five units to post declining year-over-year revenue, with sales dropping 22 percent to $196 million, while its operating loss improved to $42 million from $86 million a year earlier.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/disney...nnounces-restructuring-plan/nFBjw/

February 2009. This is hardly relevant anymore. The restructuring has already occured.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pass-354915-prices-disneyland.html

Yes, I am well aware of the price increase. Especially since, you know...I WAS AFFECTED. If you read my post above, I just described some major park improvements that have taken place over the past year as well as future expansion plans. Of course the prices will go up...they have to pay for all of that somehow! Plus, they are trying to control the number of local annual passholders. They were hit the hardest in an attempt to shift focus from being a local hangout to a tourist destination.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 24):
I asked about it. See the question mark in my post at all? But anyhoo..... Here goes regardless of what you say.....

Ok let me try this again then.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Stupid, I tell you.

It's rather brilliant, I tell you. This opens HUGE opportunities for Disney accross many sectors of their business.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Didn't Disney a quite a few times say they were bleeding cash and kept on raising ticket prices as if there was no tomorrow?

If you read my first reply, they had a rough period in the late '90s and early 2000s. Disney has turned things around, as I pointed out.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
I think Disney needs to get their priorities in order here.

They have got their priorities in order. Making large moves like this that bring in huge amounts of revenue are a top priority I would think.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
They're owning everything, it is ridiculous.

So all of the money they will make from owning everything is pretty rediculous? From a business standpoint, it's hardly rediculous. This will bring them HUGE amounts of money.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
After the Cars expansion at the Anaheim park, there is no more real estate to expand.

There is more than one Disney park in the country. In fact there is one in particular in the state of Florida that needs some attention. Hint...it already has Star Tours and an annual Star Wars event in May and June.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Where is this money coming from?

I'll leave that one to google. I think I have made my point clear.

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:47 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
Change "sequels" to "prequels" and it's already happened....

Actually, it's quite interesting that my younger cousin loved Episodes I-III. He's probably 8 years younger than me, so those must have come out in the prime of his movie-watching childhood. I'm sure there are plenty like him.

Although I don't love the prequels I certainly don't hate them. Those were the star wars I grew up with. To me as a young kid they were incredible. Especially I think because of the jar jar and Anakin characters. Kids find jar jar funny and Anakin made us all think "Wow I could be a jedi someday!" Though as an adult now I appreciate the quality of the older movies much more.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:54 am

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 27):
There is more than one Disney park in the country

I was talking specifically about Ansheim.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:11 am

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 29):
I was talking specifically about Ansheim.

And Disney isn't thinking specifically of Disneyland only. So what was your original point???
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:33 am

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Thread starter):
it seems they're cornering the market on geekdom!

Nah. They would need to purchase a website you and I are very familiar with. THEN, they will certainly have an unbeatable corner on THAT market.

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 4):
than this are Resident Evil and pornography.

What? I love Alice, I wouldn´t know what to do if Resident Evil stops appearing every two years

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 17):
If they bring some people back it might not be so bad.

Somehow, I don´t imagine Carrie Fisher making a movie successful if she comes back. Neither Mark Hamill, for that matter.

[Edited 2012-10-30 20:35:55]
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:18 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 31):
Somehow, I don´t imagine Carrie Fisher making a movie successful if she comes back. Neither Mark Hamill, for that matter.

I would be shocked if any of the original cast members come back outside of brief cameos. Nothing compared to Nemoy in the new Trek storyline.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:34 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 31):
What? I love Alice, I wouldn´t know what to do if Resident Evil stops appearing every two years

I don't know, there's a point when you attach too many subtitles and/or numbers to your original title and IMO Resident Evil (the video games at least, which I'm more familiar with) have crossed it. They're on to six of those now, but that's not counting the one that got a zero instead or all the weird gimmick spinoffs (light-gun shooter, handheld, and so on.)
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:49 am

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 33):
I don't know, there's a point when you attach too many subtitles and/or numbers to your original title and IMO Resident Evil (the video games at least, which I'm more familiar with) have crossed it.

I hear you. But, in my defense, I find Resident Evil (the movies, I´m not familiar with the video games) pretty refreshing and entertaining. Of course, they´ll never be in line for an Oscar but for a nice afternoon of evasion, I think it´s among the best there is out there. And boy, do I love Mila Jovovich in those outfits they put her in.

Much better than Carrie Fisher in that gold bikini (and a chain) with Jabba the Hutt.
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:29 am

Now that I think of it there has been a Star Wars installation (Star Tours) at Disneyland Paris, from as long as I remember.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:30 am

Well, I for one, would love to know what happens to Luke Skywalker, Leia and Han Solo, & co

Isn't the story already written anyway? Doesn't Luke's kid turn to the dark side and stuff? And then Luke goes into a massive depression because of that? I think there was something along those lines.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:51 am

I'm thinking that with Lucas out of the picture, any Star Wars sequels can't be that bad...

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:16 am

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 4):
What the heck for? There have been six movies already, the only titles with more sequels than this are Resident Evil and pornography.

*cough* The Land Before Time. *cough*
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:57 am

It's not real Star Wars if John Williams isn't composing the music. Even if he's prepared to sign on for the sequels he is getting on in years (I write with great sadness). No matter how much I enjoy their works I've never heard anyone who can reach Williams'standards and versatility, and I own a LOT of soundtracks.

If they must make more movies (especially without JW) set them "A long, long, long time ago" or "Not so long ago" in a Galaxy far far away and give them a life in their own without requiring the existing movies. I liked ROTJ's ending (I actually preferred the "original rerelease" with the scenes of celebration across the different planets) and sometimes the story afterwards is best left untold, especially for that dose of escapism that is Star Wars.

In "reality" the defeat of the Empire would lead to brushfires, squabbles and power struggles as the planets awoke to the power vacuum. But then you can just look at the real world post WWII. Sure, write about it, but don't film it.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:53 pm

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Thread starter):
at what point would the market be saturated?

20 plus Bond movies and there is stil no sign of market saturation.
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 pm

Quoting elbandgeek (Reply 26):

and when was the last time you saw one of those released?
Quoting AR385 (Reply 31):
Neither Mark Hamill, for that matter.

I don't know about that - Hamill's become quite well-regarded for his voicework these days (especially as the Joker in the animated/video game installments of the Batman franchise). I think this (combined with how poorly Hayden Christensen was received) helped rehabilitate Hamill in the eyes of some fans.

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 38):

*cough* The Land Before Time. *cough*

And lest we forget a few other franchises there have also been six Rocky movies, twelve Friday the 13th movies, 23 Bond films. Of course, there's that other sci-fi series that has a fanatical fanbase:

Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: Insurrection
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek
Star Trek into Darkness

That's fully double the number of films in the Star Wars saga.
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:40 pm

Quoting allrite (Reply 39):
It's not real Star Wars if John Williams isn't composing the music. Even if he's prepared to sign on for the sequels he is getting on in years (I write with great sadness). No matter how much I enjoy their works I've never heard anyone who can reach Williams'standards and versatility, and I own a LOT of soundtracks.

I listen to alot of soundtracks too, and that realm of movies is slowly dying off. Sure there are alot of fantastic modern scores but the days of large sweeping orchestral pieces seems to be dying. There's alot of repetition now days in scores and even to me they sometimes sound alike. On that note William's is versatile and is truley original but he does recycle some from previous projects, but I guess they all do to some degree.
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:43 pm

Does this mean we will get a new Howard the Duck?  
Or maybe a retelling of that horrible Red Tails movie.

Although I think difficult to do, some new Indiana Jones adventure would be awesome, if done right.
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:22 pm

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 41):

spinoff, not sequel. and also not yet released so no one can judge its quality however all reports indicate they are taking the time to do it right and not as a cheap cash grab. The fact is since the Pixar merger and John Lasseter being put in charge of all three studios, overall quality of every one of them has improved dramatically.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:36 pm

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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:52 pm

Make the new movies the "Heir to the Empire" trilogy, get on it Disney.
 
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Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:59 pm

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 45):
I thought this was appropriate!
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And...

/thread.  

Anyway, one of the few good things about Episodes I-III was that it allowed us to visually explore other aspects of the Empire that had been described, but never seen. Coruscant, for example, was a planet I was very excited to see.

I'd very much like to see Alderaan, for example. It would also be interesting to learn what story line opportunities might open after the end of Episode VI what with the challenges of reinstating the New Republic while residual Imperial facilities and loyalists still exist.

What really cheesed me off about Episodes I-III was the blatant abuse of science. When you are doing a science-fiction movie, you need to understand that a larger-than-average portion of your nerdy/geeky audience will actually consist of people with at least some formal scientific education, up to and including actual scientists. So simple ideas like orbital mechanics (your ship doesn't fall out of orbit just because its engines quit) or basic biology (Metaechloranes? Dafuq?) should be adhered to. It's OK to leave the Force, hyperdrive, and repulsorlifts as "magical" and unexplained. It's not OK to come up with a wholly implausible explanation. It ruins the suspension of disbelief when you say something that anyone who has taken 7th Grade Biology knows is ridiculous.
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:08 pm

Actually, it taking place after Episode VI makes it very likely we'll see the old characters. They may be old bags but in Episode VII after years and years maybe old bags would fit the character...
 
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RE: Disney Purchases Lucasfilm - SW 7 Due In 2015

Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:39 pm

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 4):
There have been six movies already, the only titles with more sequels than this are Resident Evil and pornography.

Ummm - James Bond anyone?

Quoting Rara (Reply 6):
Let's remember that three prequels and three sequels was George Lucas'es original plan when he started with The Phantom Menace,

Started way before that - it was his original plan way back in the 70's when the very first one came out. He abandoned it as some point because of how all-consumming it was to make them, among other factors.

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