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Breaking: Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Coming in 2015!
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Posted on 10/30/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT by Perdogg

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To: LS

Admiral Thrawn?

Cause he was blue-skinned, and Mara Jade was a decidedly crazy Jedi without blue skin.


51 posted on 10/30/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Perdogg

Star Wars 90210

Star Wars: Teen Love Edition

Star Wars: Muppets


52 posted on 10/30/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KC_Lion

Heh!
I fully expect RedLetterMedia to make a video of Harry S. Plinkett losing it upon hearing this news, and trashing his house in rage.


53 posted on 10/30/2012 2:25:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: chris37

murdered to death

lol!

Grammar finally died after a long lingering illness.


54 posted on 10/30/2012 2:33:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg

Disney overpaid.

All they get are the characters. The right to make Star Wars VII? After the last three were so awful? Xers won’t get fooled again, and Gen Y doesn’t care. There’s no audience for VII.

So what else do they get in buying Lucasfilm? Industrial Light & Magic? Don’t think so; separate company. Skywalker Ranch? Will Lucas let go of that?

The character merchandising rights? Did Lucas give them up or only split?

Bad incomplete reporting, but right now sounds like Disney waaaaaaay overpaid.


55 posted on 10/30/2012 2:35:24 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: RandallFlagg
Too Late! They already know!

Oh Yeah, Answer me thing in the Mouth face!!!


56 posted on 10/30/2012 2:36:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: Perdogg

It will be a story about a down and out space family living on a small asteroid, devoid of human contact for many years. This family, consisting of a space miner, his extremely stupid son, a beautiful step daughter, and their crotchety grandmother. Upon finding an extrememly rare deposit of Trilithium nuggets, the space miner and family find themselves living in the luxury of a space mansion with all the amenities.
That’s right... The Return Of The Jed.


57 posted on 10/30/2012 2:36:43 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: RichInOC; TigerLikesRooster

Star Wars: In the Original Konglish (with subtitles)

Jar Jar battles enemies on Korea World


58 posted on 10/30/2012 2:37:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: So Cal Rocket
Disney can’t do any worse on Episode 7 than Lucas did on Eps 1-3.

That was my first thought, too.

Can it suck any worse than the last three....or first three.....or somethin'...

59 posted on 10/30/2012 2:38:32 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Perdogg

I expect Disney to do for Star Wars exactly what it did for John Carter, make it a bloated boring mess.

Not that Lucas really needed any help with that.


60 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:07 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Perdogg

I expect Disney to do for Star Wars exactly what it did for John Carter, make it a bloated boring mess.

Not that Lucas really needed any help with that.


61 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:18 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: freedumb2003

I think that was the original intention, to have VII, VIII, and IX be “the future” relative to III; and IV, V, and VI be “the past” relative to I.


62 posted on 10/30/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: irishtenor

Beverly Spacebillies


63 posted on 10/30/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cboldt

Yes, it confused things a bit but Lucas wanted it to be a Saturday Morning serial. The one place he lost against the studio was starting the crawl with “Episode IV - A New Hope.”

The studio thought it would be confusing (and they might have been right).

So what is the betting? Prequel or sequel? According to Lucas’ standards, it would be the sequel — that is the next in the series.


64 posted on 10/30/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Blue Ink

>>All they get are the characters. The right to make Star Wars VII? After the last three were so awful? Xers won’t get fooled again, and Gen Y doesn’t care. There’s no audience for VII.<<

I suspect the audience for Ep VII is much vaster than you think. It will probably do close to $1 Bln (as did Phantom Menace, arguably the worst of all 6).

Disney, being Disney, probably got the merchandising rights — I can;t imagine a scenario where that doesn’t happen.

At 4B, Disney will recoup their money in about 5 years — faster if they make a SW VIII.


65 posted on 10/30/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: GeronL

Hehe :D

Lucas killed Star Wars until it died from it!


66 posted on 10/30/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

Well, Mooch and the mini-mooches will be available to guest star as a wookie and her two Ewok kids.


67 posted on 10/30/2012 2:57:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: freedumb2003
They need/want to start a new franchise.

In the books, after the last movie (SWVI), Luke was the last Jedi standing and Leia and Han Solo get married. Their kids turn out to be Jedi kids and, as the last Jedi, Luke sets out to teach them the ways of the force and to reform the Jedi order.

Given the ages of the original actors, continuing the saga from how it ended in Episode 6 might work to use them to introduce the new characters. Lots of possibilities.

68 posted on 10/30/2012 2:57:26 PM PDT by GBA (Vote as if your Freedom depended on it...)
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To: chris37

The next Star Wars will be produced within the Minecraft game environment.

Star Wars: Cubed


69 posted on 10/30/2012 3:01:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GBA
Given the ages of the original actors, continuing the saga from how it ended in Episode 6 might work to use them to introduce the new characters. Lots of possibilities.

The thing about the post-Ep6 universe is that Lucas has controlled the overall plots and direction of the novels. They're considered canon.

In the novels Leia goes on to become a great Jedi warrior. So the question on using any of the original actors is, how much money has to be dangled in front of Carrie Fisher to get her to lose about 150lbs?
70 posted on 10/30/2012 3:07:31 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Perdogg
Star Wars,

The Movie that made the seventy's what they are today!

71 posted on 10/30/2012 3:16:32 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: Perdogg
Star Wars,

The Movie that made the seventy's what they are today!

72 posted on 10/30/2012 3:16:44 PM PDT by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: GeronL

heh, you know I think I would prefer that to Star Wars 3D.


73 posted on 10/30/2012 3:27:23 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tanknetter

Star Wars: The Next Generation

Queen Leia teaches her progeny about how the empire is split between her benevolent kingdom and her Jedi enforcers, the dark side and the evil conservative federation where humans are left to fend for themselves in free market capitalism.

“We will bury them” the Queen says as she justifies her decision to team up with the Dark Side against the conservatives!!


74 posted on 10/30/2012 3:35:01 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GBA

>> Lots of possibilities.<<

Well, they could have Leia and Han get married and the baby be Black. Leia would shout “Lando gosshen!!”


75 posted on 10/30/2012 3:35:22 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: chris37

bump


76 posted on 10/30/2012 3:36:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg; windcliff; stylecouncilor; onedoug

I’m first in line. I sure “hope” it’s playing at this theater;-)


77 posted on 10/30/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Blue Ink

They get ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts (the video games), and yes the new Ranch (Lucas already got rid of the old ranch, turned it into project housing). And they also get the Indiana Jones franchise. Really even if it was just the characters it’s a bargain price, the characters means the merchandising, and Star Wars merch is a license to print money.


78 posted on 10/30/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Rio
Star Wars VII — Return of Jar-Jar

To save money on special effects I hEAR it will star Obama since he fits the part and will be umemployed very shortly.

79 posted on 10/30/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: freedumb2003
I would guess it will pick up where Ep 3 left off.

That's the way Lucas originally planned it. Three, three episode series.

Ep 4, 5 and 6 were "A New Hope".
Ep 1, 2 and 3 were the early days of the Empire.
Ep 7, 8 and 9 were supposed to be the further adventures of Luke and his friends.

I have to assume that Disney has purchased all the rights from Lucas to do this. Personally, I have been waiting for this type of news for 20 years.

80 posted on 10/30/2012 3:46:34 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: GeronL

>>Beverly Spacebillies<<

Come and listen to a story about a boy named Annie
His mama looked so old everybody called her “Granny”
Then one day he was racing in his pod
And along come a Jedi with the name of Qui-Gon
-Jinn you know
-Light Saber, Force Push

Well the next thing you know old Anni’s called Vader
The kinfolk said “it was gonna happen sooner or later”
He’s got a son, but don’t know until Episode 3
And there’s more he don’t know that’s in the family tree
-Leia
-Daughter with the Force
-Senator in the Council, Tounged her brother

(electronic banjo music...)


81 posted on 10/30/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Ep 7, 8 and 9 were supposed to be the further adventures of Luke and his friends.

They will introduce a new device -- the "light walker."


82 posted on 10/30/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: freedumb2003

lol

It might work


83 posted on 10/30/2012 3:51:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I am excited about this as well. Get the right director behind this and it could be very good. Looks like Lucas has written the outline for the next 3 movies. He tells about the sale to Disney and the future of the movies at the link: The Future of Star Wars
84 posted on 10/30/2012 3:53:19 PM PDT by Revelation Concepts
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I have been waiting for this type of news for 20 years.

Just don't be surprised if your reaction to ep. 7 is like that of an adult who, in a fit of nostalgia, go out an buy a Twinkie hoping it will be as delicious as they remember it being in their youth only to suffer the revelation that it is the worst piece of crap they ever put in their mouth and what were they thinking.

85 posted on 10/30/2012 3:56:20 PM PDT by Sirius Lee
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To: irishtenor; windcliff; stylecouncilor
The Return Of The Jed

Come and listen to a story about a Jedi named Jed
went thru the galaxy trying to keep his family fed
then one day was crusing by the moon
he saw a cute alien and said vava voom
nice figure she has
moons over Miami
unattached.

That's enough for now.

86 posted on 10/30/2012 3:59:19 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Future Snake Eater

Find new actors... It’s ok, the story will survive...


87 posted on 10/30/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Thrawn! Yes, loved that series! Will read it again this week.


88 posted on 10/30/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Future Snake Eater

That series with Thrawn was fantastic.


89 posted on 10/30/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Dead Corpse

I don’t know about all that...that’s like re-casting the original Star Trek crew...oh, wait


90 posted on 10/30/2012 5:30:27 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Snickering Hound; LS

I’m thinking Olivia Wilde as Mara Jade.

I’ve always thought Alan Rickman would be a great Grand Admiral Thrawn.


91 posted on 10/30/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Yum.

Good call on Richman

92 posted on 10/30/2012 5:35:34 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Future Snake Eater
I’m thinking Olivia Wilde as Mara Jade.

Think of somebody else. She's a worse socialist than Janeane Garofalo and a lousy actress to boot.

She single handedly ruined "House".

93 posted on 10/30/2012 6:17:45 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Perdogg

Mee-sah Jar-Jar, Princess Jasmine!


94 posted on 10/30/2012 6:17:50 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Perdogg

Hope they don’t animate the entire thing, beyond the special effects of course.


95 posted on 10/30/2012 6:34:11 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: freedumb2003

It was more boring than hilarious.


96 posted on 10/30/2012 7:14:24 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Future Snake Eater

Exactly... :-)


97 posted on 10/30/2012 7:26:10 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Exactly... :-)


98 posted on 10/30/2012 7:26:10 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Double tap. That’s never a good sign.


99 posted on 10/30/2012 7:30:03 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Sirius Lee
It'll never happen. My expectations for any Star Wars film has never been high. It is escapist Sci-Fi fare for me.

Hey...I thought Dune was pretty entertaining. Except when it rained at the end. David Lynch was such a moron.

100 posted on 10/30/2012 8:00:29 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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