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    @oldhat, my first two thoughts about it were, does this signal the end of dark horse comics' star wars comics and 'nightmare before christmas'/'grim fandango' crossover would appeal to me
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    I am excited but also a bit wary. First, it's Disney, and they have a nasty habit of making sure that none of their properties are made by anyone except them. My hope is that Lucasfilm (and Lucasarts, which I believe was included in the deal) will start to make better product now that someone else is in charge of it. Also, if there's any company out there that knows how to keep IPs evergreen, it would be Disney. No one could have imagined that a Muppets movie would be made again and somehow made relevant, and yet....

    Mostly, I am glad that Lucas is only on as a creative consultant and not actually directing or writing. It's clear to me that he has grown tired of being known as "The Star Wars Guy" and wants to do other things. And on that, I wish him well, and I can't think of a better way to get that particular monkey off his back than to sell it to Disney.
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    I am interested in new Star Wars movies the same way I am interested in a multi-car pileup.

    That Disney is planning to exploit the Star Wars franchise regularly (new trilogy starts 2015, with more movies every two to three years) does not remotely excite me.
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012 edited
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    Subsidiaries like Pixar have done a lot of fantastic work, but I can't escape the feeling that any Disnified Star Wars films will have a distinct reek of... Darth Vader's Raiders ...about them.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    ...
    Hey guys, let's get Pixar to make a Star Wars.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    Actually, the only thing that really interests me in all this is the future of the computer game franchises.

    I know they're not in the business (yet), but I wonder if Disney might be a good home for Bioware...
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    Given how wholly owned by EA Bioware is, that isn't going to happen. Last I counted, there were eight (8!) different studios under the Bioware brandname, because it's pretty much the only thing that has been generating good will for EA.

    Back on topic: Disney has never really done wrong by me. They do come with all the baggage of a giant corporation, but Lucasarts has never exactly been a saint in that regard. Disney knows enough when to let a good team just do its thing, as evidenced by how well Marvel and Pixar have been doing under the fold. When Marvel was bought out there was a similar slew of Disney-Marvel mashups and commentary, but it's pretty much exactly the same now as it was before the buyout, except with a bigger budget for movies (which they have put to very good use).
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2012
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    Yeah, I was thinking of adding a #wildspeculation tag there, but one can dream. One can dream.
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    I dont think Disney would do a worse Star Wars than if George Lucas were to do another one. Any Disney movie is more entertaining then any of the Star Wars prequels.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    I've never been particularly wedded to the franchise, but after seeing Yoda shilling for mobile phone companies, I'm confident that the only way from here is up.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    Star Wars Episode VII:

    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    Disney don't really buy into console gaming at the moment, what little in-house they had they closed a while back. They're all about the social games apparently.

    That doesn't preclude licensing stuff out, Epic Mickey for example, but I wouldn't expect them to do any kind of studio acquisition games wise, and in fact I think they're far more likely to close the games division of LucasArts than keep it going.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    Aaw, and I was hoping for a 'Steamboat Willie' game.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    MAYBE IF YOU FUCKING NERDS WERE NICER TO GEORGE LUCAS FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS HE WOULDN'T HAVE SOLD YOUR DREAMS FOR THE EQUIVALENT OF A PACK OF CIGARETTES.

    A four billion dollar pack of cigarettes. (Close to what Marvel's purchasing price was, if I recall correctly.)

    Yeah. I SAID IT.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    CHALLENGE TO A NERD DUEL, YOU WILL?

    LOSE, YOU SHALL.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    This is the best thing to happen to Lucasfilm. Somebody can finally tell Poppa George "no."

    "Well, what I want to do is rerelease Episode One with more Jar-Jar and Senate debates. That's my vision."

    "Yeeeeah, see here's the thing, George. You may not do that. Why don't you leave the grown-up decisions to us, and you can go wallow in your money pool."
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    I'm surprised how many people are FOR this.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
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    I don't think Disney will bring me the remake I really want:

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    Hey, here's another odd aspect to this: remember that one other big game property Disney owns? Kingdom Hearts? Yeah. Lightsaber Keyblades may be in the future. I'm not sure if this is brilliant or horrible or what. I just don't know.

    Also, I wonder if some of the hesitation with this from one demographic of nerddom comes from the dire period where Disney was surviving by releasing straight to video sequels to all their classic films. Perhaps the deep traumatic memories of Cinderella 3 are making some people overly cautious about this change.