There is a disturbance in The Force

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Earlier today we saw the news that George Lucas sold his LucasFlim division to Disney. That deal also included Skywalker Sound, ILM, the rights to the Indiana Jones Franchise and the biggest slap of all…..Star Wars. That’s right, Disney now owns the biggest selling franchise in movie history.

I have got to ask, first, what was George thinking? I read that he wants to pass the Star Wars off to a new generation of film makers. He realizes that he owned them and could change them at any time, right?

Now, I do not know why, but The Mouse is planning on making Episodes 7, 8 and 9 of the franchise, and has slated a few new ones every 2 or 3 years. My qualms are, A, who or what storyline will they follow? Will it continue with a new Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, or will it make a novel into a video? With the literal wealth of stories out there, they have an endless pool to draw from. My second question is, what will happen to the Clone Wars TV show on Cartoon Network? Will Disney move it to their network once the season is done? How will this effect the fans? Will the future episodes be available in theatres, or Direct to DVD, like every other Disney release? Will they forge on with the creation of the planned live-action episodic adventure, or will Mickey decide to scrap it?

George Lucas will stay on as creative executive, but I have fear that Disney will plan on making the series “kid-friendly”. If that happens, the entire Star Wars Lightsabre and blaster rifles will go, as will the bank of assassin droids. (4LOM, HK-47). He also sold the Indiana Jones rights, but I never cared for them.

My other qulams include, if Disney is owner of the Star Wars franchise, will they farther change the future releases to include Disney characters in the Glactic Senate, as George incuded ET? Albeit a joke…

I understand that George can do whatever he wants to the series, but at one point, he has to stop messing with success, or what fans there are will split and walk away. I am, however, in all seriousness, over the moon on news that in the coming years, we will see a new Star Wars movie. Perhaps it can detail Count Dooku’s training of the greatest Jedi ever, Qui-Gon Jinn, or see Yoda train Dooku? On time will will tell what the future holds.

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