Friday, November 02, 2012

Disney Saves Star Wars

I guess you've heard the news circulating this week about Star Wars being 'assimilated' into Disney's collective.

A huge showbiz marriage took place with Disney buying Lucasfilm. Luke Skywalker, Vader, R2D2 and Princess Leia are all joining the Disney family in a sweet 4 billion Disney deal.

Word has it Star Wars Head Honcho, George Lucas has officially relinquished control of the 'Empire' to Disneyworld. Kathleen Kennedy, current co-chairman of Lucasfilm is taking the reins as President of Lucasfilm with Lucas advising like a hologram for future films.

'It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that 'Star Wars' could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.'

The announcement last Tuesday by Disney's chairman Robert Iger of a new Star Wars trilogy has stirred up allot of fan excitement. The seventh episode in the Star Wars series is scheduled for 2015.

The good news is, Disney now has a rich movie universe of characters to play around with to breathe new life into Star Wars. Fans can expect more from film, television, interactive media and consumer products. Disney will build Princess Leia and Vader' theme parks with live entertainment, boldly going where Star Wars has never been before. Maybe now is the right time to harp on with "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the Force?'

Simon Pegg who played Scotty from Star Trek's last 2009 movie is happy with Disney and Star Wars. 'For the record, I have no problem with Disney, I am a huge fan and I'm sure it's actually good news for Star Wars fans.' He also cracked, 'Does this mean Leia is now a Disney princess? She'll have to go get her nails done with Ariel and lend Pocahontas her metal bikini.' he tweeted.

The question remains: Which characters from the Star Wars franchise will Disney resurrect? Do you think theres any chance Darth Vader could be reincarnated alongside Mickey Mouse, Goofy or Donald Duck for children's cartoons? Are you looking forward to seeing Princess Leia in a Theme Park with Mickey Mouse? Doesn't Disney Wars have a nice ring to it?

Sith Long and Prosper.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

"Breathe life into it" - we can only hope!

Tony Laplume said...

Disney Wars! Dig it!

Spacerguy said...

I love this Disney video Alex because its fun and uplifting to watch, I guess its offering us new hope!

Thats a great idea Tony, I think I will Dig it!

PT Dilloway, Superhero Author said...

Time will tell if this is a good thing or not. I will remain skeptical.

Spacerguy said...

The seventh Star Wars episode is scheduled for 2015, PT. Its just a pity my time machine is broken.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I was duped by the first prequel, but I think it will be excellent. Disney knows how to market, so we can expect a flood of merchandising.

Spacerguy said...

I guess Star Wars Black Knight of the Sith will live on despite its original designer Ralph McQuarrie envisioning Vader as a "little, hunched, evil, ratlike person."

James Pailly said...

I'll reserve judgement until I see these new movies. For now, I'm going to stick to the original trilogy and continue to pretend the rest never happened.

Spacerguy said...

Lots of fans feel that way James. I browsed a new edition of a Star Wars hard recently which I've since erased from my mind. It was rubbish, paled into total insignificance to Star Wars, The Complete Vader. Now theres a book to get your teeth into. Its got details on toys, original movie scripts and storyboards.

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