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Disney Buys LFL
« on: October 30, 2012, 04:13 PM »
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 04:20 PM »
This feels like April Fools... but it's October 30th. I is confused.  ???

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 04:21 PM »
Lucas must have terminal cancer to give up his control of his projects.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 04:23 PM »
Is this some sort of elaborate prank? 

I think I just heard the internet break.

Epsiode 7?!?!?   

Maybe that's why Hasbro had to extend the license to 2020 recently?  :-X

This has to mean a SW-themed area at one of the parks now, right? 

And slowly but surely Disney XD will become the new home for Star Wars animation.

Holy ****.  If this isn't some elaborate prank, it's nuts I tell you...  NUTS.
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 04:29 PM »
I've been saying for years that there's too much money involved to not make more SW movies... I didn't actually think it would happen though.

This is insane.

Maybe collecting will become cool again....

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 04:35 PM »
Still can't really tell if this is the truth or not, saw the posting on Facebook by Gentle Giant then googled some stories on it.  I was always assuming that once Lucas died they would be new movies made, just too much money out there that could be made.  Wonder what the story line for these new films would be. 

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 04:37 PM »
Crazy.  I also kept checking the date thinking "well, its not April, so what's going on here?".  Hard to believe it is real.  I know that not everyone was high on the prequels, but I can't deny that I'm pretty giddy with the possibility of new Star Wars on the way.  This seemed to come completely out of nowhere.  This should definitely give a kick to fandom as well, as we all start buzzing about the possiblities of new movies - what time period, who is included, etc.

This also means that currently Avengers 2, Justice League, and new Star Wars are all scheduled for release in 2015...maybe the apocalypse is on the way later this year :).  With Marvel and Star Wars, I'd say Disney will be making some (more) money in the coming years.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Wow....just when I thought Star Wars would be taking a nap for awhile.
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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2012, 04:39 PM »
This has to be a joke right?

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Still can't really tell if this is the truth or not, saw the posting on Facebook by Gentle Giant then googled some stories on it.  I was always assuming that once Lucas died they would be new movies made, just too much money out there that could be made.  Wonder what the story line for these new films would be.

Definitely real.  Every major news outlet imaginable is reporting it. 


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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 04:41 PM »
Wow....just when I thought Star Wars would be taking a nap for awhile.

Yeah, just when I keep telling the Mrs. "well, the Star Wars stuff seems to be slowing down, so I doubt there will be a whole lot more to collect that's new".  Whoops :).

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 04:44 PM »
From Disney's CEO, Robert Iger:

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The last Star Wars movie release was 2005’s Revenge of the Sith – and we believe there’s substantial pent up demand. In 2015, we’re planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the first feature film under the “Disney-Lucasfilm” brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years. We’re very happy that George Lucas will be creative consultant on our new Star Wars films and that Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chair of Lucasfilm, will executive produce. George handpicked Kathy earlier this year to lead Lucasfilm into the future. She’ll join Disney as President of Lucasfilm, reporting into Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and integrating and building the Star Wars franchise across our company.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 04:47 PM »
Still can't really tell if this is the truth or not, saw the posting on Facebook by Gentle Giant then googled some stories on it.  I was always assuming that once Lucas died they would be new movies made, just too much money out there that could be made.  Wonder what the story line for these new films would be.

Definitely real.  Every major news outlet imaginable is reporting it.

Yeah it's definitely real since it's all over the place now.  Will be interesting to see what this will do for the franchise.

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 04:48 PM »
There's absolutely no way this goes poorly

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Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 04:48 PM »
What about Indy 5?  This has to mean the mouse will get us Indy 5 too, right?
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