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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:26 pm 
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And they're saying Episode 7 is coming in 2015 (assuming of course we make it through december).

Not sure how I feel, but I like Disney better than Lucas so it's probably an improvement.

http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney- ... asfilm-ltd

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:13 pm 
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It's probably reasonable to assume that everyone probably would be able to figure out that "Episode 7" is a reference to a seventh film in the Star Wars series (presumbly the first of a new trilogy taking place after the events of the original trilogy, I would guess), but on the outside chance that it is not clear, I will belabor the obvious. :)

Interesting news. Not all that surprising, although I can't say that I saw it coming.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Not all that surprising, although I can't say that I saw it coming.

Oh really? I'm still trying to get my head reattached.

Really really hope Lucas isn't directing.

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It's pretty clear that he is NOT directing. In an article that I saw at CNN, it specificallly said that he was "retiring". No word, however, as to who will be directing. Who knows, maybe it will be a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. :help:

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I would think Lucas is done with Star Wars, except in an advisory role.

From last January (this has been in the works for some time btw);

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“Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”


http://www.themarysue.com/george-lucas-says-hes-retiring/
(I was too lazy to find the NY Times article, so you'll have to deal with "MarySue")
That sounds to me like he is done.

I'm one of the few people on the planet who don't hate Lucas as a director. American Graffiti and Star Wars IV were excellent films. I didn't see THX 1138, and I thought some of Episodes I and II were good (sue me).
Yeah I didn't like Episode III much at all, but I have seen worse directors.

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*sues Holby*

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My favourite tweet on this subject:


"Worrying that Disney will ruin Star Wars is like worrying a second iceberg will dive down to hit the Titanic."

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LOL! An excellent summation of My Thoughts Exactly. :D

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I was laughing out loud when I saw articles questioning if Disney would RUIN Star Wars. My first thought was always that they could SAVE it! :)

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I can't wait for the Star Wars-themed AFV episode.


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I'm just hoping for a remake of X-Wing and Tie Fighter! They bought Lucasarts as well...

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I hope they do a better job than Lucas did with these last 3 movies (or first 3 movies, however you want to look at it). Like Holby said, there are parts of them that aren't terrible, but the parts that were bad were really awful!

(I love that tweet, Alatar. :D I sent it to a friend who was super excited last night when he heard the news.)

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Separating Star Wars from Lucas could be the best thing that ever happened to it. I don't expect Disney to top the original trilogy, but at least the story will stop being wasted.

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I don't have a particular attachment to either Star Wars or Disney, but it cracks me up that my "I'm not a nerd" son heard about it before I did.

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I wonder if the problems with John Carter have put them off that set of stories and pushed them towards Star Wars?

Hopefully, as Joss Whedon is working on the Avengers they may be able to get him to do Star Wars (hopefully with a cast includgin Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite etc)


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Oh my gosh, Aravar! That would be so awesome! :shock:

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Oh my. We can only dream...

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You shouldn't have said that. I'm going to be crushed now if it doesn't happen.


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That would be about the directorial coup of the century AND last century.

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Actually, Andy Serkis is going to do it. That's why he has been the second unit director for PJ, in preparation for this gig.

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