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LucasFilm/Disney Sale: The Internet Reacts

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A mere hour after the sale of LucasFilm to Disney for $4.4 billion has been announced, it's already clear that this day will live in infamy. 

 

The internet's immediate reactions to this surprising bit of news have been intense and passionate. Many have been too good not to share, so here are a few of our favorites so far: 

 

 

 

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Twitter: 

 

@RichIGN: 

Remember how a couple years back we all thought Disney would ruin Marvel? Turned out pretty well.

 

@SeanTheBaptiste: 

Best decision Disney could make- rerelease the originals without all that f**king horsesh*t in them.

 

@JonPaula: 

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerds suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

 

@Oddernod: 

Disney just bought Star Wars, ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, and Indiana Jones for half the price of Pixar. That's a steal.  

 

Darth Vader ‏@DepressedDarth: 

This means my daughter will finally get to be a Disney princess.  

 

@ArrogantDemon:

Make Yoda angry you have, Yoda you wont like being angry

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@parislemon: 

Can't wait for Star Wars on Ice.  

 

 

AVS Responses:

 

Brad Horstkotte: 

Meeza not so exciteds  

 

devotiondoubt:

Oh they will re-release it [the original unaltered trilogy] alright. Then not release it for 12 years. Then re-release it again. Then not release it for...

 

Mike Lang:

That's a lot to pay for just one more princess!  

 

KMFDMvsEnya:

Oh yes with the newly installed Sith Lord Mickey over the Lucasfilms Empire what could possibly go wrong?

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Completely and utterly trustworthy, simply look into those eyes.

 

JD NC: B

Based on the quality of the other Disney restorations, I am very optimistic. My greatest hope is that when they announce the release of the originals, Lucas storms into the boardroom and yells "You said you'd only release the special editions from now on," and Iger hisses "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further."  

 

 

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Edited by espodo - 10/31/12 at 8:49am
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Post any hilarious/insightful reactions you've found here, this one is fodder for tons of ridiculousness!

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I predict that Disney will hold on to the Original Trilogy blu-ray set to coincide with the release of Episode 7 in 2015. Not much of a risk, but I'd be glad to see it sooner
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We already have an ongoing thread on this topic in this forum
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This thread is specifically for posting hilarious found reactions to this news from around the web, not as a direct discussion on the news.

 

For instance these delightful foreshadowing images:

 

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Planet Disney... walt must be rolling over in his grave or capsule or whatever.

4.4 billion? I think they got it at a steal.
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Jump over to this thread to talk chat about the announcement. A lot of discussion is going on!

But to stay on topic here... check out these bazaar images:












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This seems like a good thing to me.

If you look what they did the the Avengers franchise it looks like they know how to not ruin it by 'Disneyfying' it.

If you look at what Lucas has done to Star Wars, it doesn't seem like it could get much worse, although that's probably my age showing with liking IV, V, & VI and not liking I, II, & III.
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Originally Posted by Brad Bishop View Post

This seems like a good thing to me.
If you look what they did the the Avengers franchise it looks like they know how to not ruin it by 'Disneyfying' it.
If you look at what Lucas has done to Star Wars, it doesn't seem like it could get much worse, although that's probably my age showing with liking IV, V, & VI and not liking I, II, & III.

I wasn't even born yet when IV was originally released, and hated the new trilogy. I don't think its your age. Its my hope that they get Joss Whedon to direct a trilogy based on the "Admiral Thrawn" trilogy set after ROTJ. Easily my favorite Star Wars books.
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They must have made Lucas an offered he'd better not refuse! He did not even look happy that he sold it, so something else must be up. I though that Lucas was already worth about $4 billion? Star Wars about companies/people like Disney and the new world order but set in space and selling your soul to the devil. Now Lucas has done it. The only good thing is that we get a movie after Jedi (even though Lucas hinted at it in the past) and the quality should be better since Lucas won't direct. Three sequels and film every three years? That sounds like too much Star Wars!
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I don't understand why everyone always assumes that the stories will be based on the books, they will be what Lucas had in mind. I would have thought that Lucasfilm would have sold for at least double the price.
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Originally Posted by jvc View Post

I don't understand why everyone always assumes that the stories will be based on the books, they will be what Lucas had in mind. I would have thought that Lucasfilm would have sold for at least double the price.

Way too many fanantics thinking this is going to be a Thrawn trilogy. The problem with that series was that it took place very soon after Jedi with the 3 central characters from the OT. Unless the parts are recast and Lucas' supposed treatment was lazily put together, I seriously doubt the Thrawn thing. I would expect the new trilogy to have 20 to 40 years between the end of Jedi and the beginning of the new one.

But as I suspect there will be plenty of fanantics that find plenty of reasons to hate the 'Disney' films as much as they hated the prequels.
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Not a reaction, but still a WTF video....

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