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Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

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...and, by extension, LucasArts (since that's what we all really care about, I know).

http://www.benzinga.com/news/12/10/3039512/disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock

I know, with the likes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones being snatched up, the LA catalogue probably isn't a big priority but I wonder what this could mean for the future of some of our favorite adventure games?

Could a Monkey Island theme park ride be in our future? Hmm.

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  • @Rather Dashing said: the Disney acquisition has retroactively made me respect the Prequel trilogy more than I ever have, because yes they were terribly awful movies, but they were terribly awful movies that could have only been made by Lucas. They were still in some way personal to him.

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    It's not that I don't expect Disney to produce a clean, safe, well-polished product. What I don't expect Disney to make is anything imbued with ambition, love, or personal style.

    To me, bad is bad. One can have all the good intentions in the world when making their movie, but if it sucks, it sucks. Lucas' problem is that he listened to no one but himself when making the prequels. At least Disney (and, in Ep 7's case, JJ Abrams) is willing to consider outside opinion.

    Regarding Abrams, Star Trek (2009) is a good movie. People make fun of the lens flares and bitch about the Apple-Store bridge, but I've seen all the movies and shows of the Trek universe, and JJ Abrams' movie has all the heart and soul that make the franchise great.

    This, along with his refusal to remaster the OOT, shows me that Lucas was what was ruining the Star Wars franchise. Sure, Disney might play it safe for now, but once they've assured the fans that they're not going to take the massive dump on Star Wars that Lucas had been doing, then they might feel more comfortable with taking it in a new and bold direction.

    I might respect Lucas for wanting to follow his vision, but I detest his arrogance and unwillingness to take any potential advice that might have made the pequels great.

  • Meh, I actually don't care about the Star Wars movies anymore. I'm going to get the Star Wars pinball tables on Zen Pinball 2 instead.

  • @GaryCXJk said: Meh, I actually don't care about the Star Wars movies anymore.

    And this is the same thing the Star Trek franchise faced. Few but the hardcore fans really cared about it anymore.

    If they are going to make a good Star Wars movie, they need to make one that has enough nostalgia to capture the excitement of fans of the OOT, while making it new and fresh in a way that will capture new fans.

    JJ Abrams for one, in my opinion, did both of these magnificently with Star Trek, so I'm willing to be open minded for what's in store for Star Wars.

  • @Chyron8472 said: To me, bad is bad.


    I don't think that position is defensible without ultimately resigning the realm of film to that of commercial products not unlike toasters or vacuum cleaners. If you don't leave room in your lexicon for the concept of a noble failure, you're one step closer to the position that film as a whole is just another assembly-line procedure in which professionals put together the pieces to create a consumable product that can be objectively evaluated, and thereby rob the greatest medium for communication that we've ever developed of its humanity.

  • Well, yes, film making is an art. And in its art there is value to the artist's original vision.

    But I don't see the how it benefits a franchise such as Star Wars, which is (or once was) beloved by so many, for George Lucas to become a modern day CGI-obsessed Ed Wood.

    EDIT: And also, I don't see how it benefits anyone for the artist to arbitrarily decide that his original, beautiful, much-loved artwork is unsatisfactory and must be permanently covered over with new fingerpaintings. That, sir, is arrogance at its worst. So artist's vision be damned when Lucas has no respect whatsoever for fans of the original masterpiece he so greatly despises.

  • I actually don't care about Kit Fisto at all I didn't mean to start serious conversation I'm so sorry.

    I will assume the second one to be The Adventures of Lando, until proven otherwise.

  • I hope they make a movie about Poggle the lesser!

  • @Ribs said: I actually don't care about Kit Fisto at all I didn't mean to start serious conversation I'm so sorry.

    Ahh Fisto the force is with him.

  • @Darth Marsden said: According to Ain't It Cool News, there's a rumour going around that the first spin-off could be about Yoda.

    Words cannot express how much I am against this.

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  • Hmm... I'm not sure what to make of a Yoda spin-off.

    If it's of a Yoda reminiscent of his portrayal in Empire Strikes Back, then yes. It can be amazing. If it's of a Yoda who hippity-hops around with his lightsaber as in Attack of the Clones, then no. It will suck.

    Also, there's something to be said for keeping an air of mystery about him. Filling in all the blanks regarding his past may only serve to lessen the appeal of the character.

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