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  • william0532william0532 portland, ORPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by firefly2003
    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?

    Me personally I want to see Battlefront III, Republic Commando 2 (Imperial Commando), X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter 2, and Star Wars, or a new SW RTS,

    I definitely agree with all of this^

  • NibsNibs .Posts: 216Member Uncommon
    Joss Whedon + Star Wars...
  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon

    For the SW franchise it is great news. Lucas was good at creating characters and worlds, but never with directing movies. So it can only get better with new SW movies.

    Disney has proven to be capable with bought franchises and companies, and new SW stuff for the future sounds good to me. Sure, it won't be like you experienced it as kids in 1980. Times move on. But I am very optimistic. ^^

     

    As for SWTOR: I doubt it will mean anything. The game would need a total rework, and I doubt Disney would invest into that. Not even sure anything but totally starting from Square One would help actually.

     

    NOTE: I dunno why people are so acidic. Disney never added Mickey Mouse to bought franchises, other than in their Disneyland Parks. Donald Duck didn't appear in any Pixar or Marvel movie, nor in Pirates of the Carribbean. So what gives? Lucas always saw Star Wars as family entertainment. And sorry if you don't like the Prequels, but I think many see the Old Triology in rose tinted glasses. With it's Hippie-like theme it was on top of it's time in the 70ies and 80ies, but you can't just leave things in a 30+ year old state. Franchises have to adapt to a degree to get new, younger people, and YES that sometimes mean to alienate old time fans, cry me a river. I think people should remain open minded to change. Not EVERY change, but some seem to want SW cemented in some 1977 ideal. Keep in mind, you were kids back then. You saw it with different eyes.

     

    NOTE II: Personally, I always hated the post-Episode VI expanded universe. All about Thawn, Yuzhan Vong asf. was stupid. I hated especially now the destroyed all Luke, Han and Leia worked so hard for; Jedi Order and Republic both were destroyed within their lifetime. That was just WRONG on so many levels. So if they totally rewrite the EU, good riddance I say.

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    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

    There is a whole series of books based on 10-12 year old Anakin & the same for the 10-12 year old Obi-Wan just as they start Padawan-hood

    Hey, the Jedi Padawan series about young Obiwan was actually entertaining. But I doubt they will make ANYTHING known. I mean, people would know the story. Doubt they make that.

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  • DekapitatorDekapitator homePosts: 264Member

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  • Proton37Proton37 Edmonton, ABPosts: 7Member

    Honestly, I think Disney will take the films in a postive direction, I dont think anyone could recapture the magic of the originals, but still I do think they will be better then the last 3.

     

    I really do hope that even tho SW is made for special effects, that disney remembers to really make a good solid story to go with the film,

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dekapitator

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    *rollseyes* You know we talk about silly movies, videogames and comics, yes?

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  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member
    Originally posted by Elikal

     

    NOTE II: Personally, I always hated the post-Episode VI expanded universe. All about Thawn, Yuzhan Vong asf. was stupid. I hated especially now the destroyed all Luke, Han and Leia worked so hard for; Jedi Order and Republic both were destroyed within their lifetime. That was just WRONG on so many levels. So if they totally rewrite the EU, good riddance I say.

    This whole post was great and I agree with your take on the whole thing. But most of all I love what you wrote about the EU. That stuff is 95% pure crap. One of my favorite blunders is where they go to Kashyyyk in one of the Zahn books and you discover that Chewie has a speech impediment whereas the other wookies speak the Queen's English. I love authors who treat their readers like imbeciles.

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • RilmanRilman IpswichPosts: 35Member

    There will be new Star Wars films and George Lucas wont have anything to do with them....

    ...you know maybe there is a god :)

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rilman

    There will be new Star Wars films and George Lucas wont have anything to do with them....

    ...you know maybe there is a god :)

    yes he will..

     

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nibs
    Joss Whedon + Star Wars...

    would be epic

  • RilmanRilman IpswichPosts: 35Member
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    Originally posted by Rilman

    There will be new Star Wars films and George Lucas wont have anything to do with them....

    ...you know maybe there is a god :)

    yes he will..

     

    Really? damnnit.

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rilman
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    Originally posted by Rilman

    There will be new Star Wars films and George Lucas wont have anything to do with them....

    ...you know maybe there is a god :)

    yes he will..

     

    Really? damnnit.

    only as a creative consultant so i dont think he will have that much say..

  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJPosts: 1,098Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    Originally posted by Rilman
    Originally posted by Caldrin
    Originally posted by Rilman

    There will be new Star Wars films and George Lucas wont have anything to do with them....

    ...you know maybe there is a god :)

    yes he will..

     

    Really? damnnit.

    only as a creative consultant so i dont think he will have that much say..

    Given how he royally "goofed the floor" with the last three films (and the Star Wars Unleashed series), that is for the best.

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,172Member Uncommon
    Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber as the new Leia and Luke!!!!

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • Saur0nSaur0n Denver, COPosts: 113Member Uncommon
    Disney and LF/LA have been working together for years.  There's a reason the Star Tours and Indiana Jones rides are exclusive to Disney.  And the Clone Wars tv series?  C'mon.  If you didn't see it coming you are blind.
  • er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    PLEASE...PLEASE....GOD NO! Shame on you for even uttering those words out loud. The last thing in the world i would like to see is Disney completely neutering Bane and Zannah.

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,928Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by er99
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    PLEASE...PLEASE....GOD NO! Shame on you for even uttering those words out loud. The last thing in the world i would like to see is Disney completely neutering Bane and Zannah.

    You guys and your EU.  Just give it up.  That stuff is just filler to keep people placated between movies.  It's not like George helped create those stories or even cared what happened in them.  Learn to accept them as a sort of parallel universe that has little bearing on actual films.

  • JKwervoJKwervo N. Las Vegas, NVPosts: 126Member

    All I can say is...GOOD FRIGGIN RIDDANCE to the EU. Thank God they're retconning the crap out of that pile of bantha poodoo. Like seriously, EU post ROTJ are all shit.

     

    I'm so glad they're truly retconning all that and not using any of them. At least, I hope anyway. Hopefully they don't go back on their direction cos man.....fuck the Expanded Universe bullshit.

  • er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    Originally posted by er99
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    PLEASE...PLEASE....GOD NO! Shame on you for even uttering those words out loud. The last thing in the world i would like to see is Disney completely neutering Bane and Zannah.

    You guys and your EU.  Just give it up.  That stuff is just filler to keep people placated between movies.  It's not like George helped create those stories or even cared what happened in them.  Learn to accept them as a sort of parallel universe that has little bearing on actual films.

    HA! no way. i'd happily take the EU and all its books in place of any of the movies any day.  not to go to far off topic but...was talking to a co-worker about this yesterday specifically regarding Lucas' butchering of the canon in the EU. he had every right to do as he pleased but considering how much $$$ he made off the EU over the years you would think he could of had the respect to the writers to preserve it. i hope he chokes on a $100 dollar bill to be honest.

  • alexanys1982alexanys1982 naples, FLPosts: 276Member
    Stop dreaming that now because Disney has the rights that the next few movies wont suck. He already wrote and will have a hand in the new movies. It will be the same as b4, major suckage. Stop dreaming.

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  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member

    A caveat to the hopeful: That Star Wars dance game for the X-Box

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xJqkzngBI

    /shudder

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,416Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins
    Originally posted by er99
    Originally posted by Sevenstar61
    I would love to see them making movie about Bane. Seriously this was my favorite SW book (3 books LOL).

    PLEASE...PLEASE....GOD NO! Shame on you for even uttering those words out loud. The last thing in the world i would like to see is Disney completely neutering Bane and Zannah.

    You guys and your EU.  Just give it up.  That stuff is just filler to keep people placated between movies.  It's not like George helped create those stories or even cared what happened in them.  Learn to accept them as a sort of parallel universe that has little bearing on actual films.

    The problem with this is the thinking that Georgie added much to the Universe.  While he was great with visuals, his content was mediocre at best.  Given the huge number of novels, etc, in the EU, some of them are going to be poor, yes.  (Especially at the beginning, when  they were indeed treated as filler. )   But a lot of the writing in the EU tops anything Lucas has ever done in Star Wars.  Especially recently.

     

    A whole lot of people did writing passes on the first trilogy scripts:  That's one of the reasons why they were better than the second trilogy.

     

    Like any major IP Universe, there is an extended set of rules and strictures about what could be done and written about.  You deviate from that and you'd be edited or called to explain why. 

     

      

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  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,416Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by alexanys1982
    Stop dreaming that now because Disney has the rights that the next few movies wont suck. He already wrote and will have a hand in the new movies. It will be the same as b4, major suckage. Stop dreaming.

    Lucas won't have control, and the people who do make the movies won't be surrounded by his cabal of yes-men leeches.   He's signed away his rights to the whole thing.  He owns a ton of Disney stock now.  He's not stupid enough to be causing trouble for Disney, even if he doesn't like the direction they take things. 

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,416Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by JKwervo

    All I can say is...GOOD FRIGGIN RIDDANCE to the EU. Thank God they're retconning the crap out of that pile of bantha poodoo. Like seriously, EU post ROTJ are all shit.

     

    I'm so glad they're truly retconning all that and not using any of them. At least, I hope anyway. Hopefully they don't go back on their direction cos man.....fuck the Expanded Universe bullshit.

    Glad you came by to tell us The Truth! 

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

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