Disney Buys Lucasfilm For 4 Billion Dollars
This is crazy. Disney just purchased Lucasfilm and now owns Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Disney isn’t wasting any time with this properties. They also announced that Star Wars Episode 7 is coming in 2015. I’ll repeat that.
STAR WARS EPISODE 7 IS COMING IN 2015!!
That’s kind of insane to me. Are we starting a new character arc? We already saw the rise, fall, and redemption of Anakin Skywalker. Are we ignoring the EU? Worse, are we adapting the EU? There are a thousand questions.
George Lucas said in the press release:
“It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.
Be as snarky as you want. Say, “he should have passed it on before he made the prequels” but deep down inside you know that you (and I) will have a really hard time trusting anyone, anyone else with Star Wars.
UPDATE: I have opinions, and I’m going to write them down. I just need to gather some information before I commit them to paper… er… blog. Hopefully I’ll have something by tonight/tomorrow. - Creighton