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Disney buys Lucasfilm/Lucasarts

AdamTMAdamTM Frankfurt Am MainPosts: 1,376Member

Story is here:

http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/

What does this mean for SWTOR?

Prospects for SWG reboot?

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  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by AdamTM

    Story is here:

    http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/

    What does this mean for SWTOR?

    Business as usual.

    But 4.5 billion..damn thats good price.

  • Heir to the Empire trilogy please!!!! i've been waiting forever to see those books on the big screen. besides being solid stories, they deserve a place for what they did for the expanded universe.
  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,164Member Uncommon

    Well, SWTOR is good until their contract expires (I'd imagine it's 5 years or so, but I hardly know for certain).

    Disney has their own software arm, and directly competes against Sony in many areas (Movies, for instance), I don't think that SWG from SoE would be back on the dokket - although maybe we may see another incarnation of the franchise.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member

    Its a building block for the future to come. Us old timers will cherish what we remember. Disney will give the next generation something that they think they will cherish.

     

    Its kind of sad actually. Like an era turned over to toon ville. =(

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    No clue.  If they are following the books and comics at all, it will be about the Yuzong von (or however it's spelled), but they honestly never felt very "starwarsy" to me.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    i'd think something about the future jedi academy and the skywalkers and solos siblings.. hopefully they get fisher, ford  and hamill and the rest back to at least have a small role in them

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • necoonecoo hayward, CAPosts: 16Member
    Technically they only bought Lucasfilms, not Lucasarts. As far as I know, nothing will change with any of the Star Wars games, they are outside of Disney's influence.
  • DarksixDarksix Cape Canaveral, FLPosts: 140Member Uncommon
    This could be good or bad....as long as we never see Mickey Mouse with a light saber I suppose it would be hard to screw this up...Hopefully they will look into making a real Star Wars mmo similiar to Pre-cu SWG and dump that disney fart of a game TOR...only time will tell  :)

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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Los Angeles, CAPosts: 425Member Uncommon
    Disney was the worst company that could've bought it imo. Expect all ages(G Rating or at most PG) movies. I think ol' George is finally getting his revenge for all his loyal fans being "mean" to him.
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    i'd think something about the future jedi academy and the skywalkers and solos siblings.. hopefully they get fisher, ford  and hamill and the rest back to at least have a small role in them

    Hah.. Hamill only if in full Darth Vader outfit. Ford will always remain Solo though... Fisher... yeah just not in her slave outfit /grin

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by necoo
    Technically they only bought Lucasfilms, not Lucasarts. As far as I know, nothing will change with any of the Star Wars games, they are outside of Disney's influence.

    http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/30/3577710/disney-purchases-lucasfilm-in-4-billion-acquisition-deal-includes

    it's both

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    No clue.  If they are following the books and comics at all, it will be about the Yuzong von (or however it's spelled), but they honestly never felt very "starwarsy" to me.

    Disney buys LA and announces episode 7, just so happens the next step in the EU is about force sensative children getting into hijinx and helping to save the galaxy. I'd say you're right on.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by necoo
    Technically they only bought Lucasfilms, not Lucasarts. As far as I know, nothing will change with any of the Star Wars games, they are outside of Disney's influence.

    nope just been reading up and it includes everything, including .... Lucas Arts, they got it all.. shocking .. yes.. but im guessing George decided he'd got as much out of it as was possible..  still for 4.5b .. can't help wondering if maybe Disney paid a bit too much.. like.. massively.. though looking at the data, only half of it was cash, the rest in shares or something, well i say only, 2 billion is.. .. huge.. image

  • TheCrow2kTheCrow2k Adelaide, AKPosts: 953Member
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    No clue.  If they are following the books and comics at all, it will be about the Yuzong von (or however it's spelled), but they honestly never felt very "starwarsy" to me.

    +1 the Vong never appealed to me either, really not very star wars at all, more like something our of star trek.

     

    As far as SWTOR whatever, the game is dead to me. As far as the legacy of the starwars films, I am quite worried about what Disney is going to do.....

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    i'd think something about the future jedi academy and the skywalkers and solos siblings.. hopefully they get fisher, ford  and hamill and the rest back to at least have a small role in them

    Hah.. Hamill only if in full Darth Vader outfit. Ford will always remain Solo though... Fisher... yeah just not in her slave outfit /grin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jedi_Academy_trilogy

    this is a good continuation series showing luke rebuilding the jedi order although they are little bit older now to run this story.. but there's books that take place later on that center around their kids

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    image
    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by AdamTM
    Story is here:http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/What does this mean for SWTOR?Prospects for SWG reboot?

    For the love of Cthulhu, would you guys get over it? SWG is never coming back. Never.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • rygard49rygard49 Huntington Beach, CAPosts: 975Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    I agree it was my favorite as well. There's no way Disney is going to touch that content, though.

    We can expect to see plenty of sequels following the formula of Episode 1, and a lot of Ewoks. Tons and tons of Ewoks.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon

    They aren't going to use the books.  It's at least ten years too late to include Luke/Leia/Han in an episode 7 unless it's all CGI.

     

    The last I heard, Lucas was going to put it in writing that LA couldn't make an episode 7 ever.  I guess the $$ changed his mind.

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by rygard49
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    I agree it was my favorite as well. There's no way Disney is going to touch that content, though.

    We can expect to see plenty of sequels following the formula of Episode 1, and a lot of Ewoks. Tons and tons of Ewoks.

    really depends on who they peg for director/writer.. although not the greatest movie I thought john carter was decent for a sci fi movie and shows they can still have some somewhat violent films from disney.. i'm just happy star wars will go on:) honestly though without george behind the wheel I'm actually very excited for the future of the series...

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    My money is on the kid Anakin and kid Obi-Wan stories, it's Disney kind of stuff.
  • BruceYeeBruceYee Los Angeles, CAPosts: 425Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by TheCrow2k
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    Episode 7 is coming in 2015... I wonder what this movie will be about... any guesses?

    No clue.  If they are following the books and comics at all, it will be about the Yuzong von (or however it's spelled), but they honestly never felt very "starwarsy" to me.

    +1 the Vong never appealed to me either, really not very star wars at all, more like something our of star trek.

     

    As far as SWTOR whatever, the game is dead to me. As far as the legacy of the starwars films, I am quite worried about what Disney is going to do....

    Me too, it's going to be a nightmare imo. Every Disney actor that has ever been involved with Disney will want to be a part of the new movies and they will probably get their wish.

    @ the guy who said something about Mickey Mouse with a lightsaber, I'd wager you'll be seeing that sometime in the very near future along with Donald and Pluto.

    The only upside I see to all of this is that whatever Disney does with its psuedo Star Wars Universe will bring some joy to kids around the world.

     

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    My money is on the kid Anakin and kid Obi-Wan stories, it's Disney kind of stuff.

    anakins kid has already been done in episodes IV, V, and VI :P and obi-wan never had kids afaik

    I angered the clerk in a clothing shop today. She asked me what size I was and I said actual, because I am not to scale. I like vending machines 'cause snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at a store, oftentimes, I will drop it... so that it achieves its maximum flavor potential. --Mitch Hedberg

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