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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver_Knight View Post
    I need to brush up on star wars. I need to buy some blu ray versions if there are any.As for disney being a in the mix, it doesn't bother me. I think there a talented company and they paid a lot for it. They wouldn't dare mess it up.
    Blu rays are great

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    I'm not sure what to think of this either, I'm stunned at the news. I never considered this a possibility and thought GL would never sell the rights like he just did. This could either be an epic return with Star Wars being bigger and better than ever or a total disaster that ruins a legend. I remember how there was suppose to be 9 episodes (someone said 12!? wow) but GL only wanted the story of Anakin told. I recall reading a long time ago that Episode VII would be where Luke gets turned to the dark side by the ghost of Darth Sidius and then later on Lila brings him back. That sounds pretty weird and hard to envision. Where is that story from?

    Another thought is maybe this new movie will be the first to have flashbacks to the past. It would be neat to see flashbacks of huge events and battles with cameos and junk.

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    Ok, ok , I think some misconceptions need to be cleared up here.

    Today’s double-barreled announcement – that The Walt Disney Co. is buying Lucasfilm Ltd. and that more Star Wars movies are going to be made starting almost immediately – has me pinching myself – but this is no dream. For me, and for countless millions of fellow Star Wars fans worldwide, this thunderclap couldn’t possibly be any better. Let me explain.

    Many friends and I have wondered for years: What’s the future of Star Wars? More to the point, is there a future for Star Wars? We remember the dark years after 1986 when some had declared Star Wars dead. But I remember interviewing Lucas Licensing president Howard Roffman while working on my first Star Wars book. “We’re just taking breather, Steve,” he told me. “When the public is ready for more Star Wars then Star Wars will be ready for them.”

    It was 1991, and the first new Star Wars novel in eight years, Tim Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, unexpectedly shot to #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. A few years later merchandise reappeared, then the hugely successful Special Editions, and finally the prequels. It was another great run; then in 2008 we had the start of the excellent Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. But my friends and I were still concerned.

    From my perspective, having worked as a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal for 26 years – some of that time covering Hollywood – I was familiar with the life cycles of great companies that couldn’t survive the loss of the creative genius who founded them. In fact, The Walt Disney Co. was nearly a prime example. With Walt’s death in 1966, the company seemed to lose its way. In 1984, it fought off a corporate raider who wanted to split up the company. Since then it has gone through two distinct periods of revitalization, first under Michael Eisner and, since 2005, under Bob Iger – earning Disney the mantle of one of America’s most beloved companies.


    George Lucas has had a long relationship with Disney. When he was 11 years old he took his first ever plane trip to be in line the day Disneyland opened to the public. He has worked closely with Disney Imagineering and ILM to develop the Star Tours and Indiana Jones attractions at several Disney theme parks, and has long had ideas for other park adventures. Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World have been a huge success for more than a decade.

    But after the prequels, George was very clear that his days of making Star Wars movies were over. Little did I know that, behind the scenes and very quietly, George had started to come up with some storylines for at least three new movies set in a period sometime after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. I think the fact that George found so much enjoyment coming up with new ideas for The Clone Wars series spurred him on. He just needed to find the right person – and the right set-up – to carry on the Star Wars legacy.

    He found that person in Kathleen Kennedy – a longtime friend, superb producer, and prolific moviemaker – and brought her in as his successor.

    When Kathleen held a series of company meeting last month, she made it clear she had accepted George’s offer so she could use Lucasfilm’s great assets to make movies, and was excited by the prospect of working with a new generation of writers and directors. And she dropped broad hints that she’d help bring Star Wars back to the big screen with George there to provide creative guidance. So part one of George’s conundrum was solved.

    When George started talking about retirement several years ago, many of us were concerned. We felt strongly that it would take more Star Wars movies to ensure the survival of the brand; Expanded Universe fiction, merchandise, and even great TV series weren’t enough. In my mind, at least, the best possible endgame for Lucasfilm would be an acquisition by Disney. These are two companies that have family entertainment in their DNA; they complement each other in so many ways. In fact, when Star Wars premiered in 1977, more than a few reviewers said it was the kind of film that Disney should be making.

    But Disney is a huge public corporation; wouldn’t Lucasfilm and Star Wars get swallowed up? The evidence is to the contrary. Look at the acquisition of Pixar, and more recently Marvel. While Disney has integrated some of their functions, both units have been given the kind of creative independence that has enabled them to flourish and continue the broad success that made them interesting to Disney in the first place. The Avengers, for example, was made after Disney acquired Marvel. It has become one of the most successful films of all time, and the franchise has never been stronger.



    Even though I dreamed about such a merger of titans, I was still shocked to hear the news – pleasantly shocked to be sure. While things will develop over months and years, and thus many specific questions remain to be answered, there is so much that the companies bring to each other that the possibilities are endless. Besides Star Wars on the big screen, new television shows and a more active online presence are also great possibilities. Perhaps someday the fan dream of a full-blown Star Wars Land will become a reality. Or even smaller dreams, like Star Wars Weekends at all Disney parks, not just Walt Disney World.

    Disney has shown through successful recent initiatives like its D23 fan club, magazine, and conventions that it values fans highly. I felt privileged that the main people behind D23 came to talk to me in advance to see how Lucasfilm handled the care and nurturing of fans.

    So today I’m celebrating. And I feel very much like an 11-year-old George Lucas must have felt standing in line in 1955, waiting for the gates to open to see how another icon had turned fantasy into reality.

    Steve Sansweet is Lucasfilm’s Fan Relations Adviser after serving as head of Fan Relations for 15 years. He is currently chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan, a non-profit membership museum that houses the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia: www.ranchoobiwan.org
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    Just saw this piece of info, which is interesting if true in Ford's case...

    Less than a week ago, Mark Hamill revealed that George Lucas had informed both him and Carrie Fisher of plans for Star Wars: Episode VII. Today, EW is reporting that Harrison Ford is open to the idea of reprising his role as Han Solo.

    Details at this stage are few and the outlet's source regarding Ford is unnamed, but the 70-year-old actor is still going strong having recently starred in Cowboys & Aliens and set for upcoming appearances in Ender's Game, 42 and Paranoia. It was also only a few years ago that Ford re-teamed with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and rumors persist that Lucasfilm's famous archaeologist may yet make a fifth big screen appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THUGGEDOUT View Post
    Just saw this piece of info, which is interesting if true in Ford's case...



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    Oooh I like what I see here. For VII and a possible new Indy film.

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    Sorry, I can't picture old Han, Luke or Leia doing action scenes at all, at their age. It's really hard to pull off. You don't just re-cast someone 30+ years later for a pretty goddamn important role liked by MILLIONS of people around the world. Unless they're just cameos and mentors to the new guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DreDayDetox View Post
    Sorry, I can't picture old Han, Luke or Leia doing action scenes at all, at their age. It's really hard to pull off. You don't just re-cast someone 30+ years later for a pretty goddamn important role liked by MILLIONS of people around the world. Unless they're just cameos and mentors to the new guys.
    Should be interesting to see what they will release should they choose to use the same actors but I'm leaning towards the mentor thing.


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    Well in back to the future 2, their is a refrence to Disney owning star wars and it was

    Episode VII

    So the future was set lmao
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    Not sure that it will come out well.

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    Latest news is that Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3, has written the treatment and will be penning the script for the movie. Disney might just pull the rabbit out of the hat yet.

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    Oh, so it will be TOY WARS: Episode VII and it will have Buzz Lightyear as Skywalker and Teddy Bear as Darth Tedious. It will be entirely animated and made for children. So looking forward to children's Star Wars movie!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDragon7 View Post
    Latest news is that Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3, has written the treatment and will be penning the script for the movie. Disney might just pull the rabbit out of the hat yet.
    I'm guessing this a joke, because its already confirmed George wrote the treatment, someone will have to write the script, just like they did for empire and return,

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