Disney aquires Lucasfilm


Brian

It’s official. George Lucas will no longer be the creative force behind  the Star Wars franchise.

In a shocking development today, Disney aquired  Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. All of those funds, which include stocks and cash, will go directly  to Lucas himself, since he is the sole owner of the independent company that  never went public. In exchange, Disney now has complete ownership of the  Star Wars franchise.

What does this mean for fans? It means that we might  get a decent Star Wars
film! No longer is the franchise beholden to Lucas’ wooden dialogue and bad creative decisions that he had complete control  over. In a statement today Lucas said, “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. … 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.”

While I am  appreciative of the Star Wars films he’s created, I am extremely excited  about the opportunity that another director and writer could have when  bringing their vision of his world to the screen. Stay tuned! This is only the start of could be many Star Wars films to come. I say that because I’m positive Disney didn’t buy it in order to shelve it away!

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11 responses to “Disney aquires Lucasfilm

  1. BTW, if there’s one thing that Disney knows how to do it’s how to effectively milk a franchise and I say that as a compliment.

  2. Reblogged this on I've Been Here and commented:
    NOOOOOOOOOO!

  3. So, do they also own Indiana Jones?
    Lynn 😀

  4. Also, just to be clear, they are planning on releasing 8 and 9, as well, with two to three years between each film.

  5. Disney said a new film every 2 years… and at least 1 live action tv series accompanying many cartoons on their various networks. Hold onto your butts, we’re about to be inundated with a galaxy far, far away…

  6. Good post, I agree with your comments. I wrote something similar for my own blog, check it out: http://michaelpiggott.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/can-disney-save-star-wars/

  7. It’s amazing what $4 billion will do to a man’s integrity. Still, I suppose those suits at the Mouse House can’t conjure up anything more irritating than Jar-Jar Binks….can they?

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