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Personally I think Disney will flop with this as the other rights they bought really haven't produced big results after they purchased them. What was Pixars last blockbuster release? I think it was WALL E. I haven't bought any movies made from Marvell characters since V for Vendetta and before that Constantine.
It's essentially a nonexistent argument against the success of Disney and the Marvel movies for you to only talk about what you personally buy. The fact is they ARE very successful. So was Toy Story 3, which you seem to have conveniently forgotten came AFTER WALL-E.
post #122 of 179
I'm glad to see some of you aren't poking fun at the whole idea of Disney making new Star Wars Movies. George Lucas has held the Star Wars Franchise hostage for a long time now and it's finally free. I would love to see Chris Nolan, Peter Jackson, or J.J. Abrams do the next trilogy. Only time will tell but how could this not be the best Star Wars News? I do hope they grab material from the books for the next installment. It's kind of sad to hear Mr. Lucas has storylines and will be an advisor for episodes 7, 8, and 9 though. Hopefully the director/writer will take those ideas with a grain of salt. I'm stoked and this feeling takes me back to standing in line for two days for Star Wars: Episode 1 tickets. Hopefully I don't feel cheated after Episode 7 is over.
post #123 of 179
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Personally I think Disney will flop with this as the other rights they bought really haven't produced big results after they purchased them. What was Pixars last blockbuster release? I think it was WALL E. I haven't bought any movies made from Marvell characters since V for Vendetta and before that Constantine. The only Disney titles I have bought is the rereleases of the classic Walt Disney movies. The only benefit Disney brings to the table is that they do really good restorations of the film libraries for Blu ray releases. Maybe after 2020 they will do stellar restorations of the first three originals.
Not to rain on your parade, but Pixar has never had a flop. Cars/Cars 2 is widely considered the worst creative material, yet it is a commercial juggernaut. Everything else has been successful to massively successful. Also, V for Vendetta and Constantine were adapted from DC Comics, owned by Warner Brothers. Recent Marvel movies include a small art house film you might have heard of - Avengers - which grossed 1.5 billion dollars worldwide. Marvel characters in film also include Blade, X-Men, Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, and Fantastic Four. None of those films were considered flops. Disney will return Star Wars to greatness. Nothing good has come from Lucas' mind since 1980. (edit - no good Star Wars-related ideas. Temple of Doom and Last Crusade were good, imo).
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post #124 of 179
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Not to rain on your parade, but Pixar has never had a flop. Cars/Cars 2 is widely considered the worst creative material, yet it is a commercial juggernaut. Everything else has been successful to massively successful. Also, V for Vendetta and Constantine were adapted from DC Comics, owned by Warner Brothers. Recent Marvel movies include a small art house film you might have heard of - Avengers - which grossed 1.5 billion dollars worldwide. Marvel characters in film also include Blade, X-Men, Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Ghost Rider, and Fantastic Four. None of those films were considered flops. Disney will return Star Wars to greatness. Nothing good has come from Lucas' mind since 1980.

I think Jed just got dunked on! biggrin.gif
post #125 of 179
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Somehow we have come to believe that directors are important. I think it has something to do with Cahiers du Cinema. IMHO the important people in movies are the script writers and the editors. The writers create the story and the editors delivers it. The director just moves the actors around. Almost all Hollywood actors are very, very good. Good acting is a constant. It doesn't matter much in the quality of a movie.
Can a great director make a great movie from a bad script? I don't think so. Can a great director overcome a bad editor? Yes, but only if he is also an fine editor. Editors routinely make good movies out of a lot of mediocre footage provided by the better paid director.. But just as all Princes are presumed to be charming and all professors are presumed to be wise, we presume that the artistic heart of this hyper collaborative process is the nominal director. I think the evidence is that almost anyone can be a good to very good director. Look at all the movie stars who have succeeded in their very first movie. To be even a grip much less a Director of Photography requires a long apprentiship. Movies hire a number of carpenters. These people are usually the best in their profession. No one hires a novice carpenter on their million dollar movie but novice directors are quite common.
Dimiti Rostropovich, when he was maybe the best cellist in the world, mocked the fame of conductors. He recounted how when he on rare ocassions conducted he was always applauded. He said he doubted if any conductor could take his cello and play in front of an audience and be well received. Later of course Rostropovich became a full time conductor himself and we heard no more of such talk from him. But he was on to something. I myself have conducted one of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. I certainly couldn't play one of the recorders anymore than newly famous Ben Afflick could do any production job on a movie set other than director. Afflick was a script writer and he was pretty good. He was never a very good actor. Now as a director, if he just hires a good editor and chooses good scripts he will soon be acclaimed as a genius.
George Lucas was a bad director and an even worse screen writer. His real contribution to movies was franchising.

But the really good directors are also involved during the writing and editing processes. Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder (I like his stuff...Dawn of the Dead 2004 is one of my favorite films of all time) and others are often involved heavily in the entire movie-making process and it is these directors, love them or hate them, that consistently produce well-filmed and highly polished cinema experiences.
post #126 of 179
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According to an industry source, the first six episodes are Lucasfilm assets, except for “New Hope” (episode 4) which Fox owns a small percentage of. However, contracts exist which give the studios “release rights” for the films in various markets. For DVD or Blu-ray releases, Fox has the rights to release Star Wars, but for pay TV, cable and the like, Lucasfilm owns all rights. This translates into allowing a studio to do the heavy lifting, marketing, promotions, negotiations with optical disc plants and distribution into retail – an area where Lucasfilm never built up the infrastructure.

Anything owned by Lucasfilm now reverts to Disney, including the rights to negotiate deals to close any remaining contracts with the other studios. For Indiana Jones, the ownership by Paramount is a little different, but again any ownership percentage in the movies would be Disney property as part of the deal

http://www.display-central.com/3d/new-star-wars-episodes-coming-in-3d-from-disney/
post #127 of 179
I'm pretty excited about this. Disney can re-release the original trilogy on blu-ray without the additions, re-film the first three movies, and return to its business of making cartoons (using other themes). OR it can hand this over to Peter Jackson while shooting Michael Bay in the face.
post #128 of 179
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4 billion? If Lucas hadn't stunk up the place with those prequels he could have gotten 20 billion. Those prequels have to remain the three worst films of all time.

This deal is most certainly not about the revenue potential of the originals or the prequel movies, because those are relatively small. The Episode 1 3D re-release did not do very much business. It's about the future franchise and the revenue potential of future movies and perhaps more importantly (from a business standpoint), the merchandising and character exploitation opportunities that emanate from those movies. Disney will exploit this to their fullest extent. That means you'll see an animated version of Star Wars geared to 8-year-olds as well as the regular sequels. It means you might see an entire theme park at Disney World (or perhaps a completely new separate park) dedicated to Star Wars. It means you might even see a "Star Wars, The Musical" on Broadway. It means Disney will gear up the licensing. No one would have paid $20 billion regardless of whether the PT was good or bad. Because future revenues for the existing films are in the tens of $millions at most.

I agree with those who believe that the future of this franchise will rest on who Disney choses to direct and write the sequels. It will also rest on whether Kathleen Kennedy, the new President of Lucasfilm, feels allegiance to George and his story treatments or whether she decides to make her own mark by choosing better directors/writers. Although, having said that, George seems so relaxed now, I'd bet that his treatments are actually pretty good (as long as he doesn't produce, direct or write the actual dialog, which he's not doing anyway).

The fanboys will be unhappy no matter who they choose because there are those who only care about dumb action and those who care about an intelligent story that has meaning and that works on multiple levels. I think the Star Wars franchise needs the latter, but probably won't get it. Disney sometimes does things right and sometimes not. While certainly not an intellectual film, the first "Iron Man" struck a perfect balance between comic book action and wry cynicism, largely thanks to Robert Downey. "John Carter" was a disaster, although I liked it better than most people did. Personally, I'd love to see a Star Wars with the detail and intelligence of "Prometheus", but that won't happen either and many fans hate the writing of Damon Lindelof (although I love his work). But imagine a character (whether the offspring of the Skywalker line, the Solo line or a villain) with the strength of the characters played by Noomi Rapace and you get an idea of what a future Star Wars might look like if done correctly. In fact, imagine Robert Downey as the wise-cracking offspring of Han Solo. I'm sure some people would hate those ideas, but they work perfectly for me and actually would get me excited about a future sequel.

My fear is that the next sequel will simply rehash the less interesting aspects of the original story arc with new characters. We don't need to see another battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance. That would be pretty boring. We need to see something completely new. They'll probably just have his kids or Solo's kids become Jedi and fight some new Sith or other such threat with the continuity provided by R2D2 and C3PO. But who are they going to get to be a villain who is as much fun as Vader was, even though Vader never really made any logical sense.
post #129 of 179
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Originally Posted by Jed1 View Post

Personally I think Disney will flop with this as the other rights they bought really haven't produced big results after they purchased them. What was Pixars last blockbuster release? I think it was WALL E. I haven't bought any movies made from Marvell characters since V for Vendetta and before that Constantine. The only Disney titles I have bought is the rereleases of the classic Walt Disney movies. The only benefit Disney brings to the table is that they do really good restorations of the film libraries for Blu ray releases. Maybe after 2020 they will do stellar restorations of the first three originals.
A paragraph from the article I linked says it all to why Lucas sold to Disney and what Disney really intends to get from Star Wars:

Avengers come to mind?
post #130 of 179
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Originally Posted by BZiggyZ View Post

Not to rain on your parade, but Pixar has never had a flop. Cars/Cars 2 is widely considered the worst creative material, yet it is a commercial juggernaut. Everything else has been successful to massively successful. Also, V for Vendetta and Constantine were adapted from DC Comics, owned by Warner Brothers. Recent Marvel movies include a small art house film you might have heard of - Avengers - which grossed 1.5 billion dollars worldwide. Marvel characters in film also include Blade, X-Men, Spider-man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Ghost Rider, and Fantastic Four. None of those films were considered flops. Disney will return Star Wars to greatness. Nothing good has come from Lucas' mind since 1980.

D'oh, you beat me to it. ;] Looks like we're in agreement. Disney has the full capacity and know-how to knock this out of the park. Let's see if it happens. ;P
post #131 of 179
A movie making a billion dollars today is no big deal as the world is a much different place than it was when Star wars was released in 1977. In 1977 there was about 4 billion people world wide, over half lived in communist countries like the USSR and China and those people had no access to western made movies. The US had 220 million people and the adult ticket price for a movie was a $1.50. 20th Century Fox Movie Studio was privately owned and in financial trouble in the early 70s. Most of the revenue for Star Wars came from domestic sources and the foreign sources was mainly from western europe, japan, and canada.
When you were in a movie theater that summer you seen people of all ages and no matter where you went people were talking about the movie.

The Avengers made about 1.5 billion dollars but ticket prices are 10 dollars or more. 888 million dollars came from foreign sources with china contributing about 84 million dollars. Also the world population today is now 7 billion and china has over 800 million young people who may be interested in comic book charater types of movies. Disneys main target audience is young people because they are the ones who will buy the merchandise even if they did not see the movie. I don't hear people talking about the Avengers like I did about Avatar. In fact outside of advertising on tv and the merchadise that is on the shelves of kmart and walmart, I heard nothing else about the movie. I will probably try to watch it when it comes on one of the premium movie channels but I never made it through any of the other movies based on Marvell comic books. Maybe if I was younger. Its sad as I have a lot of these Marvell comic books from my youth.

You young people should realize that Disney is a large corporation who's only purpose is to make profit for its share holders. Disney is purchasing products, Pixar, Marvell, and now Star Wars, that they think will lead to increased profit from exploiting young children into harrasing their parents to buy the merchandise and visit their theme parks. I was eleven years old when Star Wars came out and I loved it and I will be almost 50 when episode 7 comes out. I hope it has the same magic as the first one and appeals to people of all ages.
I personally think Disney Corp is going to be more focused with Star Wars going forward than spending any time with the previous 6 releases. Also Lucas and Disney think the same way as they are both more concerned about merchandise sales than anything else. This is why Lucas did not give Fox News Corp a chance at Star Wars.
I own most of the Pixar Blu ray releases but the ones I own were either released or in development by Pixar before Disney Corp bought Pixar. Toy Story 3 was being developed at the time of the sale but production stopped because of the sale. Cars and WALL E were also being developed before Disney bought Pixar.

Here is a list of the top ranked Movies based on adjusted for inflation ticket sales. The ticket price for the movie that holds the top spot was only a nickel at the time of its release. I own 18 of the top 20 movies on Blu ray.
http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
Edited by Jed1 - 10/31/12 at 7:28pm
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George Lucas Will Use Disney $4 Billion to Fund Education

Full article here.
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. . . Lucas plans to quickly put the bulk of the money into a foundation which will primarily focus on educational issues, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm tells THR.

“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”

It's not yet clear which foundation will get the proceeds. Lucas is currently the chairman of Edutopia, which is part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. He could put money into that or create a new foundation which would be funded from the sale.

The Foundation was the vehicle Lucas used to make a $175 million donation to his alma mater USC in 2006. He has also given to many other causes over the years including the Film Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
post #133 of 179
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Originally Posted by Jed1 View Post

Disney is purchasing products, Pixar, Marvell, and now Star Wars, that they think will lead to increased profit from exploiting young children into harrasing their parents to buy the merchandise and visit their theme parks. I was eleven years old when Star Wars came out and I loved it and I will be almost 50 when episode 7 comes out. I hope it has the same magic as the first one and appeals to people of all ages.
I personally think Disney Corp is going to be more focused with Star Wars going forward than spending any time with the previous 6 releases. Also Lucas and Disney think the same way as they are both more concerned about merchandise sales than anything else. This is why Lucas did not give Fox News Corp a chance at Star Wars.

So what do you propose the studios make movies out of? I mean literally, volunteers, thin air or maybe unobtainium?

Of corse they are buying it to make money, why state the obvious. The fact that they have money and smarts to promote and sell their product means nothing. Especially if it means they make an entertaining movie. I know I like all the new CG effects like what was in Pirates of the carrabien and other files of late like Avatar, Star Trek etc. (Not just mentioning Disney films here).

I know what I prefer,
This,



Over this,



Maybe you would prefer the last set of sequences
You know what they say, money make the world go round.

post #134 of 179
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Originally Posted by Jed1 View Post

A movie making a billion dollars today is no big deal as the world is a much different place than it was when Star wars was released in 1977. In 1977 there was about 4 billion people world wide, over half lived in communist countries like the USSR and China and those people had no access to western made movies. The US had 220 million people and the adult ticket price for a movie was a $1.50. 20th Century Fox Movie Studio was privately owned and in financial trouble in the early 70s. Most of the revenue for Star Wars came from domestic sources and the foreign sources was mainly from western europe, japan, and canada.
When you were in a movie theater that summer you seen people of all ages and no matter where you went people were talking about the movie.
The Avengers made about 1.5 billion dollars but ticket prices are 10 dollars or more. 888 million dollars came from foreign sources with china contributing about 84 million dollars. Also the world population today is now 7 billion and china has over 800 million young people who may be interested in comic book charater types of movies. Disneys main target audience is young people because they are the ones who will buy the merchandise even if they did not see the movie. I don't hear people talking about the Avengers like I did about Avatar. In fact outside of advertising on tv and the merchadise that is on the shelves of kmart and walmart, I heard nothing else about the movie. I will probably try to watch it when it comes on one of the premium movie channels but I never made it through any of the other movies based on Marvell comic books. Maybe if I was younger. Its sad as I have a lot of these Marvell comic books from my youth.
You young people should realize that Disney is a large corporation who's only purpose is to make profit for its share holders. Disney is purchasing products, Pixar, Marvell, and now Star Wars, that they think will lead to increased profit from exploiting young children into harrasing their parents to buy the merchandise and visit their theme parks. I was eleven years old when Star Wars came out and I loved it and I will be almost 50 when episode 7 comes out. I hope it has the same magic as the first one and appeals to people of all ages.
I personally think Disney Corp is going to be more focused with Star Wars going forward than spending any time with the previous 6 releases. Also Lucas and Disney think the same way as they are both more concerned about merchandise sales than anything else. This is why Lucas did not give Fox News Corp a chance at Star Wars.
I own most of the Pixar Blu ray releases but the ones I own were either released or in development by Pixar before Disney Corp bought Pixar. Toy Story 3 was being developed at the time of the sale but production stopped because of the sale. Cars and WALL E were also being developed before Disney bought Pixar.
Here is a list of the top ranked Movies based on adjusted for inflation ticket sales. The ticket price for the movie that holds the top spot was only a nickel at the time of its release. I own 18 of the top 20 movies on Blu ray.
http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

I can appreciate where you're coming from, but we should also keep in mind that Hollywood has been seeing dwindling numbers over the last 4+ years. The economy (in addition to the majority of films being released are crap) is negatively affecting the industry, as much as anything else. I know that the constant politicization of movies these days, are also driving people elsewhere. So, while in a recession (world recession mind you), I think it's pretty impressive that Avengers pulled the profit it did. Imagine if the economy was booming and more people (hell, 23+ million just in America) could justify spending money on a movie in the theater. Just seeing a new release now days costs anywhere from $40-80, if you're going with two people and buying snacks. It's not exactly a cheap thrill (as you mentioned), so those financially in trouble will not be attending as much as they normally would.

Also, there's nothing wrong with a company wanting to make money - even a production/distribution company like Disney. That being said, however, no one wants to buy merchandise from a crappy franchise. If their movies suck, word of mouth will keep people from attending and no one will want to purchase the after thought merchandise, like toys, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc.
post #135 of 179
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I'm pretty excited about this. Disney can re-release the original trilogy on blu-ray without the additions, re-film the first three movies, and return to its business of making cartoons (using other themes). OR it can hand this over to Peter Jackson while shooting Michael Bay in the face.

Disney doesn't get the rights to release Star Wars movies on DVD/BD for quite some time. It would have to be Fox doing the re-releasing:
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Per THR, Fox owns the distribution rights to Star Wars: A New Hope in perpetuity in all media worldwide. They also hold theatrical, nontheatrical and home video rights to the other Star Wars films through May 2020, but their ownership of A New Hope is without an end date.

Edited by Lee Stewart - 10/31/12 at 10:21pm
post #136 of 179
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Originally Posted by Jed1 View Post

You young people should realize that Disney is a large corporation who's only purpose is to make profit for its share holders. Disney is purchasing products, Pixar, Marvell, and now Star Wars, that they think will lead to increased profit from exploiting young children into harrasing their parents to buy the merchandise and visit their theme parks.
This also applied to Lucasfilm. George famously gave up his salary on the first film to retain the merchandisng rights, and made a mint from the toys. By the way, I don't consider wanting to make money off of your creation a bad thing. I consider bad movies a bad thing. George has directed six movies in his entire career. Of those, three are good. The stats are a bit better when you add his writing and producing credits, but I still have far more faith in Disney turning out a quality Star Wars product than Lucasfilm.
Edited by BZiggyZ - 11/1/12 at 5:53am
post #137 of 179
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Originally Posted by Jed1 View Post

You young people should realize that Disney is a large corporation who's only purpose is to make profit for its share holders.

... the whole point of a business. LOL As a "young people" with stock in DIS, I'm happy with the purchases and financial decisions it's made over the past 10 years. I'm also really happy with the films that have been released under its banner.
post #138 of 179
The best comment I've heard has been "These are not the dwarves you are looking for." I wish I had come up with it first, but alas... :-)
post #139 of 179
As a previous poster mentioned, this deal is mainly about the future of the franchise. Merchandising and theme park attractions will provide a means of recurring income for Disney. A new movie(s) will provide short term income boosts along the way (in theory) that will keep the merchandising and theme parks going. If at all, the existing films won't be touched until there is a mass opportunity to merchandise the entire franchise, which I would assume would only happen as a complete set after Eps 7,8 & 9 are made. Having said all of that, there is the possibility albeit a long shot IMO that to regenerate interested and bring back some fans they know were lost along the way Disney very well might restore the original original and ride that wave into Ep 7. Sure, some of that is "hope" on my part but when you wish upon a star anything can happen. *groans*

And to the poster that commented about Lucas could have gotten $20B out of the deal had he not screwed things up. I'm not going to say that's not possible but I think that's a stretch. He likely would have had to sell within a few years of Sith being made. The Harry Potter franchise is worth roughly $20B I think, which is relatively fresh off it's most recent and last release. While it will no doubt carry a very strong fan base over time, no way does it have the carry that Star Wars has had over 30 years. As they all do, Harry Potter will start to fade at what I suspect will be a much sharper decline than Star Wars and after 30 years won't be an adequate comparison to even come close to Star Wars after economic adjustments. Potter is making it's big money now based on popularity thus warranting a $20B figure. With merchandising and films, Lucas has already made $30 billion'ish up to this point plus another $4 billion with this deal with Disney. However, the Star Wars Episodes 1-6 money has already been made. Disney is banking on, again, merchandising benefits plus projected success future sequels.
post #140 of 179
A long time ago I found the story lines for episodes 7, 8 and 9 on the internet. It was 10 or 15 years ago. They were written by George Lucas. Not sure if they're still out there or not. The only thing I remember is Darth Vador was cloned and he and Luke joined forces. I thought the storylines were good (Definately better than episodes 1-3) and I was hoping they would be made into a movie some day.
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A long time ago I found the story lines for episodes 7, 8 and 9 on the internet. It was 10 or 15 years ago. They were written by George Lucas. Not sure if they're still out there or not. The only thing I remember is Darth Vador was cloned and he and Luke joined forces. I thought the storylines were good (Definately better than episodes 1-3) and I was hoping they would be made into a movie some day.

Funny you mentioned that. A friend of mine told me that the continuation of the storyline has Luke becoming a Sith Lord........could be interesting.

As for people who are upset about this deal...... that's just weird. Look at it as a form of entertainment....not life.
post #142 of 179
In case you haven't seen it already, the next film(s) apparently won't be based on Zahn's novels.

http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14855446-report-star-wars-7-wont-be-based-on-the-books?lite
post #143 of 179
I am keeping my original trilogy laserdisc set with ac3 and no re-edits. Time to buy a second laserdisc player!
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In case you haven't seen it already, the next film(s) apparently won't be based on Zahn's novels.
http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14855446-report-star-wars-7-wont-be-based-on-the-books?lite

Well, no one said it would have to be based on the Thrawn Trilogy in order to be good, but I think many fans would love it. In fact, it would probably be in Disney's best interest to do so. The novels were well-written and the stories were captivating. It makes the most sense... but if they go a completely different route, that's not always a bad thing. Movies hardly live up to their novel counterpart. I just hope they get an accomplished director and excellent editors to prevent whatever movie they do make, from falling into the abyss of crap.
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Well, no one said it would have to be based on the Thrawn Trilogy in order to be good, but I think many fans would love it. In fact, it would probably be in Disney's best interest to do so. The novels were well-written and the stories were captivating. It makes the most sense... but if they go a completely different route, that's not always a bad thing. Movies hardly live up to their novel counterpart. I just hope they get an accomplished director and excellent editors to prevent whatever movie they do make, from falling into the abyss of crap.

Agreed. A good novel does not automatically mean a good script just as a new script doesn't mean it's poor because it's not drafted from a novel. This franchise deserves a good production team in its entirety and I would expect nothing less from Disney with this one.
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Joss Whedon/Star Wars?
Yes please! biggrin.gif:D
How about Spielberg? Didn't he direct the fight sequences of revenge of the Sith, uncredited of course.
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How about Spielberg? Didn't he direct the fight sequences of revenge of the Sith, uncredited of course.

I've had my fill of Spielberg... He's to blame for Indiana Jones 4, mind you, and sent to direct 5. These directors of the 60s need to hit the pavement and stick to executive producing. ;P They've gone the way of cheese and ridiculousness.
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I've had my fill of Spielberg... He's to blame for Indiana Jones 4, mind you, and sent to direct 5. These directors of the 60s need to hit the pavement and stick to executive producing. ;P They've gone the way of cheese and ridiculousness.

I am thinking of Steven Spielberg.LOL
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Originally Posted by kdog750 View Post

4 billion? If Lucas hadn't stunk up the place with those prequels he could have gotten 20 billion. Those prequels have to remain the three worst films of all time.
Yeah, that figure seems a little "low-ball", but I guess it was now or never...
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I am thinking of Steven Spielberg.LOL

Me too. eek.gif
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