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Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:35 pm

Here is a break from Election News:

Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion

Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars franchise to the entertainment giant's stable of characters. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Founder George Lucas.

The buyout ranks among one of the largest ever made by Disney. It's fourth behind the $19.7 billion, $7.6 billion and $5.2 billion buyouts of Capital Cities/ABC in 1995, Pixar in 2006 and Fox Family in 2001, respectively, says S&P Capital IQ. It tops the $3.96 billion Disney paid for Marvel in August 2009.
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The latest part of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for a 2015 release.



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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby MeDeFe on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:56 pm

I don't think I'm going to watch it...
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Darth Mouse?

Postby 2dimes on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Kind of took the wind out of my sails Andy. I came in to start a thread on this. Now I won't acomplish anything today.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:59 pm

2Dimes, I'll let you handle all the continuing coverage.


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Darth Mouse?

Postby 2dimes on Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:00 pm

All I had was a title idea really.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Symmetry on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:27 pm

MeDeFe wrote:I don't think I'm going to watch it...


You know you will. A bunch of friends will be excited and invite you, and you'll end up seeing it. Or someone will tell you it isn't that bad and you'll watch it. Or you'll be drawn by morbid curiosity. Or they'll get Christopher Nolan to direct it and you'll be intigued by the reviews that refuse to reveal any of the twists, except to hint that Michael Caine might play C3-PO.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Frigidus on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:29 pm

Sweet, maybe Red Letter Media will review them when they inevitably suck.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Symmetry on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:32 pm

Frigidus wrote:Sweet, maybe Red Letter Media will review them when they inevitably suck.


That actually makes me look forward to them coming out.
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Re: Darth Mouse?

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:37 pm

2dimes wrote:All I had was a title idea really.


That's a good title!
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Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm

MERGGEEEEE

the other one into this one cuz it has a better title.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Baron Von PWN on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:09 pm

I dunno if it's been ripped out of lucas' clutches it might be ok. My understanding was that part of the rason the last 3 were so bad was lucas wasn't as limited as he was with the first three. With money and power he was able to make as much a hash of it as he liked.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:13 pm

Read Star Wars 7 now....

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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:28 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:MERGGEEEEE

the other one into this one cuz it has a better title.


I thought it was just an acquisition by Disney, not a... oh... sorry.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:29 pm

Baron Von PWN wrote:I dunno if it's been ripped out of lucas' clutches it might be ok. My understanding was that part of the rason the last 3 were so bad was lucas wasn't as limited as he was with the first three. With money and power he was able to make as much a hash of it as he liked.


That's a great way to market Star Wars 7

Star War 7: Now with Less Lucas!
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Do you think Disney overpaid?

(IIRC it said roughly half of $4 billion, with some sale of stocks or some such).
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:35 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:Do you think Disney overpaid?

(IIRC it said roughly half of $4 billion, with some sale of stocks or some such).


I honestly don't know. What's the going rate for trademarks and tradenames of famous characters? I suspect licensing revenue will be tremendous, with or without the new Star Wars movies. Plus you have the Indiana Jones franchise and some other things in there. But $4 billion seems like a lot.
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Doc_Brown on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:53 pm

You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!
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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby tkr4lf on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:00 pm

I can't wait to see the gems that the new Star Wars movies are going to be.

Wonder how they're going to handle all the Expanded Universe stuff? Is that just going to be declared non-canon now? I mean, everything past Return of the Jedi has already been covered...
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby muy_thaiguy on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:26 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
Baron Von PWN wrote:I dunno if it's been ripped out of lucas' clutches it might be ok. My understanding was that part of the rason the last 3 were so bad was lucas wasn't as limited as he was with the first three. With money and power he was able to make as much a hash of it as he liked.


That's a great way to market Star Wars 7

Star War 7: Now with Less Lucas!

Well, there are these things to consider;

Original trilogy-Good acting, horrible special effects, no Jar Jar, had Ewoks, had Chewbacca.

New Trilogy-Good special effects, horrible acting, had Jar Jar for 2 movies, no Ewoks, no Chewie. Oh, and whiney future Darth Vader.
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Re: Disney Buys Lucas Film, New Star Wars Film Expected

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:28 pm

Sneak Peak of the new Chewbacca!

RAWRRRRR!

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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby BigBallinStalin on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:29 pm

Doc_Brown wrote:You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!





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Re: Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby Mr_Adams on Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:31 pm

Doc_Brown wrote:You realize this now makes Leia a Disney Princess!


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GOOD NEWS?

Postby Nobunaga on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:14 am

... George Lucas has sold Star Wars rights to Disney, which plans an Episode 8 in 2015.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney- ... s-creator/

... I'd rather it were Miramax or similar... but it would be hard to do worse than Lucas' last three attempts.

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Re: Darth Mouse / Star Wars, Disney, and Dreams Come True

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:02 am

I won't see the film in movie theatres probably, but if it ever gets on Netflix, I'd probably watch it.


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