The lights are on
Disney announced it acquired Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction worth $4.05 billion. As part of the announcement, Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas said in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.
"I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come.
"Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disneys, says fans can expect to see more Star Wars movies more often. " In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the
first feature film under the 'Disney-Lucasfilm' brand," he said.
"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."
The deal has no immediate affect on any of the video game projects currently in development at Lucasfilm. "For the time being all projects are business as usual," a spokesperson told Game Informer. "We are excited about all the possibilities that Disney brings."
During today's investor call to discuss the deal, Iger said Disney will likely focus on mobile and social games rather than console. "We’ll look opportunistically at console, most likely at licensing rather than publishing. But we think given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, they lend themselves quite nicely to the other platforms.”
Seeing as that the only good Star Wars movie was directed by Kershner, this could be great news. How funny would it be if Brad Bird just made the best Star Wars ever, and it had nothing to do with the other 2 trilogies?
At least something new and big is going to be done with the Star Wars stories. I don't know of anyone who actually tuned in to the little cartoons or whatever!
Is this the "trick" part of "trick or treat"? Well, good job being terrifying. Joke's over though.... please. O_o
Disney's been doing pretty good so far so I'll give them a chance.
I want to cry... out of all the big businesses to purchase Lucasfilm... it has to be Disney... Not only do they now own the best Sci-Fi IP in the world, but they are going to run it into the ground by releasing a new trilogy and subsequent films every few years... This is a day that will live in infamy...
Psh... George Lucas is definitely aware that Disney is going to mutilate the saga but I seriously doubt he cares anymore. The guy has made his billions and now he has billions more. Plus, with the stock he attained through the deal, he is bound to continue to make billions since all of us are dying to see what Disney can possibly do to to be consistent with the failure of 1-3. It's sad how successful media tends to go the way of Guitar Hero; wringing it out dry until its almost unrecognizable relative to what it once was.
Is this a dream?
So who's going to play Luke? Because there's no way they AREN'T going to tackle the Yuuzhan Vong and Luke plays a big role in that.
When Disney bought Marvel Studious I was very worried but after seeing what they did with The Avengers and the phase one films, my worries seemed unwarranted. So I will keep an open mind about this.
Here is the article from gameinformer. This news is amazing.
I'm happy that Disney took control, George Lucas has been ruining star wars since episodes I-III
hopefully they dont make a cartoony like violence like they did the avengers? Oh well whatever looks good
That fact that there wasn't any promises the new movies wouldn't be like 1, 2, or 3 is scary. On top of that Kathleen Kennedy is a little worrisome, prior to 2002 for every two good movies she did there was about one crap movie, however, after 2002 it's just about all crap.
Oh good lord, this isn't going to end well :(