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« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2012, 08:07:46 AM »

I'm cautiously optimistic about this. The Marvel purchase showed that Disney is well capable of making adult movies and not plastering themselves obviously over everything.

What really remains to be seen, as everyone has pretty much pointed out already, is when Ep 7 will be set and who will do the writing, whether it will be Jedi Academy based, or spawned off the novels.

2015 seems pretty early to me though to make a decent Ep 7 from pretty much scratch, unless there's a script (or a shell of a script) floating around there somewhere.

According to a video up on Starwars.com with Lucas talking about it, they have script treatments for 7, 8 and 9 and are already talking to writers for 7.

Here's the video.
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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2012, 08:28:13 AM »

Yes, Sletchman, I figured that too ...

As for money, Lucas was the one who made the first money off of merchandising and always owned all those rights.
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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2012, 01:50:14 PM »

2015 seems pretty early to me though to make a decent Ep 7 from pretty much scratch, unless there's a script (or a shell of a script) floating around there somewhere.

In the announcement video Lucas mentions that he's been working with the creatives on the new trilogy for a while - which, you know, take that for what it's worth. Even if it's true, it means Lucas hasn't entirely withdrawn from the active ideaspace, which could be a Very, Very Bad Thing (tm).

Ah, I see as I catch up with the thread that VS beat me to the punch with the video. I'll let me post stand as written, as it contains commentary and I've got to jump back over to prep for the Fall 2012 Crafty Games Summit. Smiley

Also, it's worth noting that The Avengers 2 is also due to come out in 2015 as well. I doubt Disney will want two huge movies going up against one another, so they'll either own the year (Avengers in April/May and Star Wars in June/July?), sales wise, or move Star Wars back to 2016.

I highly doubt they made that choice without having firm dates and production schedules for everything in mind - this deal has almost certainly been in the works for months, if not longer - and so I find it unlikely the date will move without a pretty strong (and currently unforeseen) reason.

I'm even more curious now what's going on over at Warner Brothers, what with their announcement that a Justice League movie will hit that same summer. (Yeah, good luck with that, especially now...)

I not terribly surprised.  Disney has been absorbing anything and everything that makes money for years now.  Lucas has been making comments about how the fun is gone for a few months now.

It's mean, but I call this a victory for Star Wars fans the world over. I've been saying for years that the best thing that could happen to the IP would be for George to throw in the towel. Hopefully he finally has. (It's this talk of his continued involvement that gives me greatest pause about this whole deal.)

Oh wow.   It just occurred to me that this news has given me the perfect basis for a megacorp for my cyberpunk game:  The Disney Conglomerate - for all your entertainment needs.

I think I had that one in my high school Cyberpunk game back in the day. Folks looked at me cock-eyed back then. Who's laughing now? Wink
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2012, 01:53:38 PM »

I am cautiously optimistic, and would be much happier if they were doing something set in the time between The Old Republic and the original trilogy.
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2012, 01:58:58 PM »

In the announcement video Lucas mentions that he's been working with the creatives on the new trilogy for a while - which, you know, take that for what it's worth. Even if it's true, it means Lucas hasn't entirely withdrawn from the active ideaspace, which could be a Very, Very Bad Thing (tm).
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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2012, 02:40:54 PM »

I am cautiously optimistic, and would be much happier if they were doing something set in the time between The Old Republic and the original trilogy.

I think I'm the only one hoping for something after everything.  Use everything as possible history.. and start fresh.  (Oh.. and also.. skip the Yuzzum Vong.  Just.. skip em.)
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2012, 03:19:21 PM »

I am cautiously optimistic, and would be much happier if they were doing something set in the time between The Old Republic and the original trilogy.

The Old Republic and its wholesale recycling of visual motifs and designs shows why this is a potentially really bad idea, not to mention rutting around in the past isn't exactly the signal you want to send.
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2012, 03:40:12 PM »

Oh.. and also.. skip the Yuzzum Vong.  Just.. skip em.
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« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2012, 03:43:59 PM »

If it were up to me, there would be a teaser trailer that opens with the camera pan down to the curve of a planet from every SW movie, then we see the Millennium Falcon -- damaged and on fire -- drift into shot. A homage both to the appearance of the Ebon Hawk at the start of The Sith Lords and the events at the start of the novel trilogy that continued the story of Lucasí WillowÖ
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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2012, 04:08:36 PM »

If it were up to me, there would be a teaser trailer that opens with the camera pan down to the curve of a planet from every SW movie, then we see the Millennium Falcon -- damaged and on fire -- drift into shot. A homage both to the appearance of the Ebon Hawk at the start of The Sith Lords and the events at the start of the novel trilogy that continued the story of Lucasí WillowÖ

WILLOW... now there's a property that has lots of great potential.
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« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2012, 04:12:44 PM »

Considering Fantasy Flight got it's hands on the RPG rights, I think this announcement is aptly timed. I'm not going to get my hopes up, but I'm not about to turn my nose up to it, yet. I kinda want to see what other writers can do movie-wise for once.

I'll also raise a glass for Willow.

(Odd place for my first post on the forums, but meh.)
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2012, 10:19:24 PM »

Willow is IMHO the second finest thing ever to come out of Lucasfilm (trailing only Raiders). *

* I dig Star Wars, but nothing tops Raiders on that list, and my soft spot for Willow is far-reaching and wildly fluffy,
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« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2012, 01:58:00 AM »

Willow is IMHO the second finest thing ever to come out of Lucasfilm (trailing only Raiders). *

* I dig Star Wars, but nothing tops Raiders on that list, and my soft spot for Willow is far-reaching and wildly fluffy,

If we're talking about the first three Indy films, sure.  That fourth one just didn't work.  (Not a horrible film, just not a good Indy film.)

I like me some Willow, too but still gonna have to put Star Wars before both of them.
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« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2012, 07:06:48 AM »

The Empire Strikes Back, then Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I guess I should get my paws on a copy of Willow.
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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2012, 07:46:18 PM »

The most troubling fact for me in this whole story has been Disney's claim to assign zero value to Indian Jones.  It's exactly the kind of thing that Disney is good at, and they just see it as so much junk that they'd just as soon not have lying around.

As far as star wars though, I don't care.  I've been done with Star Wars for some time now.  It just hurt too much.  So, I'm happy for it, and I hope this turns out well, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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