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Disney buying Star Wars maker Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas

Hopefully thus will play out as well for Star Wars and Indy as it did for Marvel.  I'm cautiously optimistic about this.  I'm sure Jesse is loading his sniper rifle as we speak.

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  1. team zanadude's assOctober 30, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    Scott Keith bigfooting The Princess! Let the feathers fly!

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  2. Indy's rights are more complicated, I believe.

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  3. On one hand, we will get some decent films at long last (though if Whedon gets the job, we'll be stuck with Star Wars becoming a Nathan Fillon vanity project as Whedon tries to shoehorn all of his unrealized Firefly plots into Star Wars).


    On the other hand, the entire EU will be flushed down the toilet and replaced with shit comics written by Bendis and Loeb and Millar, with plenty of rape, pro-fascist messages about how the empire is great and how Vader and Palpatine are impotent figureheads of the REAL power of the Empire (something Bendis did when he spent most of his Daredevil run having his own pet mobster characters terrorize Kingpin for being lame because he fought super-heroes that kicked his ass on a regular basis), and all depth being wiped out as we end up with stories that basically amount to Vader vs Luke Skywalker for 22 pages and Loeb wanting to trap the franchise's EU in the era before Empire because Loeb can't fucking handle the whole "Luke is Vader's kid" thing, as it conflicts with his attempt to wipe out ALL characteristics of Luke to turn him into a literal clone of Jeph's maggot infested dead son.

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  4. That certainly did not disappoint.

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  5. I see nothing wrong with Star Wars becoming a Nathan Fillion vanity projectas Whedon tries to shoehorn all of his unrealized Firefly plots into it.

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  6. Did...did I just get Baked on Star Wars? I don't know what just happened here.

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  7. "as it conflicts with his attempt to wipe out ALL characteristics of Luke
    to turn him into a literal clone of Jeph's maggot infested dead son."


    That's what is known as tact, fuckers.

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  8. After the bullshit Loeb's pulled with Nova, his son is fair game.

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  9. What the fuck is wrong with you?

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  10. I get it! You can't tell the difference between fiction and reality. You think real people are just characters. I understand now.

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  11. imho,
    The best case scenerio for the the new star wars movies would be a
    jump back into KOTOR era and a great hyper space war series, or a flash
    forward to the skywalker kids era, with say a re ordering of the books,
    say with Thrawn as the bad guy. Any reprisal of skywalker, leia, han et
    al is begging for trouble.(Besides I don't think you can get ford drunk
    enough(or have enough zeroes to temp him) to play han again. Besides
    its not like disney could crap over the property as much as episode I
    and II did anyway. Maybe we'll get some better video games out of it
    now. . .

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  12. The pot shots at Loeb are totally unnecessary and make you seem like an unhappy person with a meaningless life. Anyone who is so offended by the treatment of imaginary comic book characters that they feel the need to disrespect the memory of a actual dead child seems like a shitty person to me.

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  13. Yeah, I'm pretty sure Paramount still owns those movies considering that Epix HD, a channel co-owned by Paramount and quite possibly the best movie channel ever created, were airing all of the Indiana Jones movies as recently as last year. They wouldn't have aired on Epix if George Lucas had full ownership of those films.

    Sidenote: If you haven't already recorded the films off of Epix HD when they aired, get the Indiana Jones movies on Blu-Ray as soon as you can. Those films look 20 levels of amazing in full HD.

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  14. You Sir, do not disappoint.

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  15. I second this statement.

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  16. Can I just get another KOTOR? Pllllleeeeaaaasssseeee? That's all I want.

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  17. This reads much funnier if you take the parent tag next to the post time as literal.

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  18. There are so many factual errors in this post Jesse. You are clueless.

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  19. Please let there be a planet where Mickey, Donald, and all the rest are real. Talk about an epic cast!

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  20. My gut reaction is that Disney would start alternating Marvel and Star Wars content every summer once the machine's up and running again. Essentially they could run the table on blockbusters as long as each imprint is churning out content.

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  21. While it makes me nervous on principal (because so far anything new has sucked, hi post-T2 movies), the new Star Wars will at least have the biggest advantage possible: George Lucas won't "write" it.

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  22. Or a battlefront 3 with a playable death star level(to blow up). I used to love that(OLD) star wars death star arcade game back in the day.

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  23. I'm cautiously optimistic

    Reminds me of Spin City when Paul was called on always using "hopeful" or "optimistic" in his press briefings, and countered with a new one: "hopetimistic."

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  24. I'm actually pretty psyched for a new Star Wars film. As long as Lucas is just consulting and not behind the camera, then that means we'll have a director who still knows how to put a human touch to the project. A clean slate with a hungry writer who can tap back into the characters and atmosphere of the OT would def. have my interest and cash.


    /that said, I still kinda like Episode 1 and 3

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  25. Also, I'm hoping for some LucasArts in my Kingdom Hearts. A "Star Wars" world? An Indiana Jones summon? YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

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  26. But does Paramount own the TV rights? I'd be up for a reboot of Young Indiana Jones.

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  27. "Because Loeb wrote something I didn't like, I get to make fun of his dead son."

    That'd be like me being allowed to make fun of Sarah Palin's handicapped simply because I think she's a moron. Absolutely nothing a parent does makes ripping on their kids fair game. (I'm not looking for examples either. Even the living children of a man like Chris Benoit don't deserve B.S. from irresponsibly idiotic blowhards on the internet. The child is not the parent. Get a little fucking perspective).

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  28. Holt shit, Nathan Fillion as Han Solo Jr? Maybe NPH as Luke's flamboyant Jedi offspring? "The Death Star is my penis". TAKE ALL MY MONEY, HYPOTHETICAL JOSS WHEDON STAR WARS MOVIE!

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  29. Well that escalated quickly.....

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  30. I think Paramount just owns distribution so if Disney wanted to do another one, they would have to co-distribute. Disney definitely owns the Indy character now though.

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  31. Alfonso CuarĂ³n or Duncan Jones to direct please. I'm pretty psyched about this, especially because it looks like Lucas will have nothing to do with it. There is a ton of cool shit you can do with a Star Wars movie. If it looks half as cool as those Old Republic game trailers, I'll be happy.

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  32. They should buy the WWE too this senator campaign has ruined the product get rid of the McMahons hite some good writers bring back the glory days of the attitude era and the wrestling of 2002-2007 and you've got gold man!

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  33. "Medium Sexy" Caliber WinfieldOctober 31, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    Oh yeah? Well what about all the bullshit you pull with The Rock being behind every bad thing that happens in wrestling and hiring every other person who does something bad?

    I mean, if we're allowed to crucify people for the way they write characters, then I look forward to eventual film The Passion of The Baker. Which of course in the end we'll discover that The Rock was behind it all in an attempt to get Baker out of the way.

    You sir, are of no class.

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  34. who is nathan fillion?

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  35. just played it the other day.

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  36. As a pure casual fan of Star Wars, Im kinda excited about and Episode 7.


    Disney buying it though... meh.


    Im looking for a Star Wars-themed cartoon done by PIXAR. Now thats fucking money and would get kids into Star Wars.

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  37. A Pixar SW movie will definitely get made. And seeing how Disney has handled Marvel makes me think they won't fuck this up.

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  38. Darth Vader decapitates all of the original characters created for Kingdom Hearts.


    I'll buy that... AT A HIGH PRICE.

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  39. I just want really good Blu Ray editions of the original, unaltered movies.

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  40. Wow. It's like you've known me my entire life. Battlefront was everything I loved about video games. No complicated plot, bullshit cut scenes you can't skip past, and no attempt at making me feel bad about which side I choose to fight for. Just lots and lots of lasers and explosions and dead stormtroopers. Plus, with today's online capabilities, it would be like Halo x10.

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  41. What's the difference between Sarah Palin's mouth and vagina?


    Well, only half the things that come out of Palin's vagina are retarded.

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  42. Mal Reynolds? Captain Hammer? Rick Castle?


    This guy doesn't get it...

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  43. I still shudder about that scene where Anakin sits on a blanket with Padme and talks about sand.

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  44. It's all bad. I mean, that scene is pretty horrifying but the basic idea of that entire trilogy pretty much boils down to: Anakin fucks his babysitter.

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  45. I hope this happens, too. I am so glad I kept my dvds which have the original cuts on the second discs. (although not in anamorphic widescreen for some stupid reason)

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