“After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay,” according to the Star Wars website. Continue reading
Disney completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC., on December 21, according to a company press release.
So what role will Star Wars creator George Lucas play now? “When Lucas passed the torch, so to speak, by selling his company to Disney, he really meant it when he said he was moving on. He’ll be there as a source of canonical information, as someone who may know the details or relationships of certain characters that perhaps were only briefly touched on in the six films so far, but the new scripts will tell a new story and the new director will direct without answering to Lucas,” according to Screenrant. Continue reading
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Star Wars fans are worried that Disney will ruin their beloved Star Wars franchise with Star Wars Episode 7, which is slated for 2015. However one could argue that George Lucas did that himself when he created the Jar Jar Binks character and when he cast the actors who played the younger and the older Anakin Skywalker. Both of these actors were annoying but the fellow who played the older Anakin, Hayden Christensen, was beyond abominable.
Lucas scored with his first three Star Wars movies – and let’s not forget he ripped off the classic Japanese film the “Seven Samurai” with his first Star Wars flick. But his last three Star Wars movies were about as bad as anything Disney might muster up. Continue reading
DISNEY TO ACQUIRE LUCASFILM LTD.
An investor conference call
will take place at approximately 4:30 p.m. EDT / 1:30 p.m. PDT today, October 30, 2012. Details for the call are listed in the release.
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary STAR WARS franchise. Continue reading