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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: 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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