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Title: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: WyreWizard on February 06, 2013, 06:10:19 PM
Never in my life did I think I would see the day Mickey Mouse is wielding a light saber.  And never did I think I'd see Goofy piloting the Millennium Falcon.  Never have I thought I'd see the day Donald Duck becomes a Sith!

But its happened months ago.  Disney shelled out a Billion Dollars to buy Lucas Arts.  Never did I think I'd see the late Walt Disney and George Lucas shaking hands.  This had to be the biggest purchase ever made in 2012.

But its happened.  And to top it all off, Disney plans a series of movies about the life of Yoda.


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: FatFreddysCat on February 06, 2013, 07:17:42 PM
Welcome to... about 60 days ago. Where you been?


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: A.J. Bauer on February 06, 2013, 07:31:32 PM
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Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Bushma on February 06, 2013, 08:00:26 PM
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Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: El Misfit on February 06, 2013, 08:45:36 PM
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This news is sooo last year! :tongueout:


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
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Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Trevor on February 07, 2013, 01:25:06 AM
Welcome to... about 60 days ago. Where you been?

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: tracy on February 08, 2013, 03:18:13 PM
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Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 08, 2013, 04:40:43 PM
Sorry, Wyre. You're too late. You have seen Donald as Darth Vader, but one can also buy merchandise with Mickey as Luke Skywalker, Minnie as Princess Leia, and Goofy as Darth Vader.

Actually, you're 26 years too late. Disney and Lucas have had a relationship ever since Lucas' Star Tours came to the Disney theme parks.

That was followed a decade later by the Star Wars Weekend, which was an on-and-off event till 2003, when it became an annual event.

Character appearances -- Character parade -- Come as your favorite character from Star Wars (What is your favorite, Wyre?) -- Guest lecturers -- Have your face scanned and then frozen into carbonite as a souvenir of the event.

That spawned the daily Jedi Training Academy, where one may get a chance to fight a lightsaber duel with Darth Vader. (No, not you Wyre. So, you can put your hand down now.)

Actually, at this time, Disney may be good for Star Wars.

There are of course, the upcoming films, which we'll get to later, but also . . .

For a long time, Lucas has wanted to do a TV series based on the Underground in Star Wars, but the cost of doing it has kept it grounded, but with CGI and Disney, that idea is getting some considerable re-consideration.

And just as "Cars" brought Carsland to Disney's California Adventure, there is some talk of converting part of the theme park into Star Warsland.

As for the films . . .

Your info is out of date and wrong, Wyre.

While they do want to do one stand-alone film with Yoda, at this time, the most likely to get a stand-alone film are Boba Fett and a young Han Solo.

And that is one stand-alone film. Not a series of films. Of course, if the first film is successful at the boxoffice, it may lead to a series of films.

Anymore questions?


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 18, 2013, 06:40:21 PM
He's b-b-a-a-c-c-k-k!

And not you Wyre, so you can sit down now.

It's all done, but the signature on the contract, but Harrison Ford looks likely to reprise his role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII." I wonder if he'll get every actor's favorite scene: a good death scene. Ford has been pushing for some time to kill off his character of Han Solo. And with Ford most likely to come back, there is talk that Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back, too.

And Frank Oz, has talked about coming back to voice Yoda. Though, Yoda will now most likely be not a puppet, but a CGI creation.


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Bushma on February 18, 2013, 08:43:08 PM
He's b-b-a-a-c-c-k-k!

And not you Wyre, so you can sit down now.

It's all done, but the signature on the contract, but Harrison Ford looks likely to reprise his role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII." I wonder if he'll get every actor's favorite scene: a good death scene. Ford has been pushing for some time to kill off his character of Han Solo. And with Ford most likely to come back, there is talk that Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back, too.

And Frank Oz, has talked about coming back to voice Yoda. Though, Yoda will now most likely be not a puppet, but a CGI creation.

Yes! Because having Harrison Ford come back as Indiana Jones was such an awesome idea, and it worked out so well! I can wait to see Han Solo roaming around the Melenium Falcon in a wheel chair, and a balding gray haired Chewie. Poor Skywalker got his his pilot license revoked because his vision is bad. It's ok though because he's teaching a new group of Jedi saying "When I was your age I had to blow up the first Deathstar and learn the force from a ghost."


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 20, 2013, 09:07:31 PM
I hope there's Jar Jar action soon.


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Bushma on February 20, 2013, 11:02:20 PM
I hope there's Jar Jar action soon.

Um, no. The only way I want to see Jar Jar again is if Tina Turner puts him in a cage with Blaster.   

Two men enter. One man leaves.
Two men enter. One man leaves.
Two men enter. One man leaves.


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 21, 2013, 05:52:37 PM
I liked Jar Jar.

Granted, the only Star Wars films I'm familiar with are Episodes 1&2, and I hated both. I laughed at Jar Jar though.


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Bushma on February 21, 2013, 08:03:00 PM
I liked Jar Jar.

Granted, the only Star Wars films I'm familiar with are Episodes 1&2, and I hated both. I laughed at Jar Jar though.

You are no longer my son! 


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: Chainsaw midget on February 21, 2013, 10:00:15 PM
He's b-b-a-a-c-c-k-k!

And not you Wyre, so you can sit down now.

It's all done, but the signature on the contract, but Harrison Ford looks likely to reprise his role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII." I wonder if he'll get every actor's favorite scene: a good death scene. Ford has been pushing for some time to kill off his character of Han Solo. And with Ford most likely to come back, there is talk that Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back, too.

And Frank Oz, has talked about coming back to voice Yoda. Though, Yoda will now most likely be not a puppet, but a CGI creation.

Yes! Because having Harrison Ford come back as Indiana Jones was such an awesome idea, and it worked out so well! I can wait to see Han Solo roaming around the Melenium Falcon in a wheel chair, and a balding gray haired Chewie. Poor Skywalker got his his pilot license revoked because his vision is bad. It's ok though because he's teaching a new group of Jedi saying "When I was your age I had to blow up the first Deathstar and learn the force from a ghost."
Ha!  It's funny because old people are useless and boring! 


Title: Re: Disney now owns Star Wars!!!
Post by: BoyScoutKevin on February 26, 2013, 07:26:28 PM
The rich just keep getting richer, or how Wyre can become an instant multi-billionaire. Just come up with a trilogy of films about a kid swinging a mean lightsaber.

When the Walt Disney Company bought out George Lucas his personal wealth went up something like $2,000,000,000. Most of it in shares in the Walt Disney Company, as most companies don't like--for business reasons--to give out all that money in cash. And at an average of $50, and I hope my math is correct, that means Lucas now posseses something like 40,000,000 shares in the company. Which he has agree not to sale. Though, I imagine the company came up with some sort of agreement as to when and how much he could sell. For dumping all those shares on the market at once, would severely depress the price of the stock.

Excluding whoever got Steve Job's shares, and the company executives, Lucas is probably the largest individual shareholder in the company. Though, he still owns only about 2% of the outstanding shares. Again, I hope my math is correct, but that means there are probably close to 2,000,000,000 shares of stock outthere. Thus, The Walt Disney Company will most likely never be targeted for takeover like Dell and/or Heinz.

Of course, everytime the price of a share goes up or down a dime, Lucas' personal fortune increases or decreases by $4,000,000. Not bad if you can get it.

As for the film itself . . .

It is now all but official, that Harrison Ford will be back reprising his character of Han Solo for "Star Wars: Episode 7," and since some of you want to see them wielding their lightsabers from their wheelchairs, Mark Hamill is now making noises about coming back to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker.

He said he didn't know what would be the subject of the next film, but he presumed it'd cover the adventures of the next generation. Which is fine with me. Having just read the "Crimson Trilogy" in graphic format, which takes place after "Star Wars: Episode 6,'  the most interesting characters--indeed--the only interesting characters were the Solo children.

I don't know how much influence Hamill has, but he also said he'd like to see alot less CGI in the next film

They also said that if Hamill decides not to come back, they'll just write his character out of the script, as they have no plans to recast it with another actor.

That leaves just Carrie Fisher who has not said whether she is interested or not in coming back. Though, I can imagine the filmmakers are talking with her about returning in some small part.

So, stay tune for further updates.