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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalkingDead View Post
    This is actually a good thing. George Lucas and Disney have been doing business for years. Indiana Jones and Star Wars have been in the parks for a very long time. Every May, Disney does Star Wars weekends. It's a pretty big deal. The actors from the movies come by and sign autographs, the Jedi Academy and Star Tours with a life sized At-At.

    And after seeing this...I really don't think Darth Vader minds too much.


    I saw that earlier myself. As silly as it is, it's still pretty darn funny. Maybe Nintendo can hire whoever thought this up to do some Wii U commercials...



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    Well i hope this is (finally) a good news for Indiana Jones and the Star Wars series.

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    Star Wars already went downhill with ep 1 so im not particularly worried.
    It's sad because i agree unfortunately.

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    I love how people are bitching online saying Disney will RUIN sw. PLEASE! If they can produce something worse than the prequels and worse than the crappy 3D clone wars cartoon, I'd love to see it.
    Since i like Star Wars i wouldn't love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    Well I fancy myself a writer and I love being inspired and few things truly inspire me like Star Wars. Harry Potter is alright but it does not compare to the feeling that arouses when a character turns on a lightsaber. I know I am not the only one who feels this way. That is why Star Wars will be around for a long time and Harry Potter will eventually be forgotten.
    Lol. You either didnt read anything me and Ceramicsaturn talked about when you posted this. Or you read it and hoped it would get a rise out of me. I am totally fine that is your opinion. If Harry is to be forgotten. . . Universal Studios better start making plans to tear down Wizarding World. I would hate to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a theme park based on a book series that will soon be forgotten.
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    I know it's going to suck to pay Disney pricing for the home releases of any movies released under the new owners (Blu-ray or whatever future format will be available).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonrunner View Post
    I know it's going to suck to pay Disney pricing for the home releases of any movies released under the new owners (Blu-ray or whatever future format will be available).
    To be fair, we were already screwed royally anyway with Lucas' bi-decade re-releases of the trilogy every time be decided to add a new pathetic CGI character to the films. Have you seen the Blu-Ray prices for the both trilogies? Pretty damn pricey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceramicsaturn View Post
    To be fair, we were already screwed royally anyway with Lucas' bi-decade re-releases of the trilogy every time be decided to add a new pathetic CGI character to the films. Have you seen the Blu-Ray prices for the both trilogies? Pretty damn pricey!
    True, but I have seen the entire series for for about $10 per movie. Indiana Jones box set is about the same as well ($10 per movie). Have you seen the price for The Avengers? $30? Come on now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonrunner View Post
    True, but I have seen the entire series for for about $10 per movie. Indiana Jones box set is about the same as well ($10 per movie). Have you seen the price for The Avengers? $30? Come on now!
    Disney is the same way with box sets:

    Amazon.com: Pirates of Caribbean 1-4 Blu-ray Quadrilogy (The Curse of Black Pearl / Dead Man's Chest / At World's End / On Stranger Tides): Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Chow Yun Fat, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush,

    And don't worry. Their superhero Marvel films go down in value fast, too. All Blu-Rays are expensive at first. They go down after 2-3 months. Heck, they originally wanted 39 dollars for the Blu-Ray/DVD combo for the green lantern... that crap fest of a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britton View Post
    Lol. You either didnt read anything me and Ceramicsaturn talked about when you posted this. Or you read it and hoped it would get a rise out of me. I am totally fine that is your opinion. If Harry is to be forgotten. . . Universal Studios better start making plans to tear down Wizarding World. I would hate to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a theme park based on a book series that will soon be forgotten.
    i said eventually because I think it still has 10 or 20 years of fame left but Star Wars will be around as long as there are movies which I think will be a long time
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceramicsaturn View Post
    To be fair, we were already screwed royally anyway with Lucas' bi-decade re-releases of the trilogy every time be decided to add a new pathetic CGI character to the films. Have you seen the Blu-Ray prices for the both trilogies? Pretty damn pricey!
    True, but I still want them pretty badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    True, but I still want them pretty badly.
    We are why SW will be around forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    i said eventually because I think it still has 10 or 20 years of fame left but Star Wars will be around as long as there are movies which I think will be a long time
    That's fine if you think that. Curious though, are you a fan of Harry Potter at all? Have you read any of the books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalkingDead View Post
    This is actually a good thing. George Lucas and Disney have been doing business for years. Indiana Jones and Star Wars have been in the parks for a very long time. Every May, Disney does Star Wars weekends. It's a pretty big deal. The actors from the movies come by and sign autographs, the Jedi Academy and Star Tours with a life sized At-At.

    And after seeing this...I really don't think Darth Vader minds too much.


    haha lol. and the indiana jones ride in Disneyland is AWESOME!

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    I'm still wondering what it's going to be like having different actors play Luke, Han, and Leia. It'll be like any other reboot, but it's just kind of different with Star Wars. You want those actors to just live on forever like they were in the movies, but they're all old now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I'm still wondering what it's going to be like having different actors play Luke, Han, and Leia. It'll be like any other reboot, but it's just kind of different with Star Wars. You want those actors to just live on forever like they were in the movies, but they're all old now.
    It sounds like it will have mostly new characters. Lucas said it will be a new story, and the guy who wrote Lucas' biography confirmed that, except Luke appears in them (though apparently in a reduced role). The writer read over Lucas' outlines back in the day, and says that he thought the storyline for episodes 7-9 was the coolest. He also said that there were twelve different films in Lucas' outlines, something I had never heard before. Of course, Lucas could have changed his mind since then and it will be Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie, and by "new story" he meant something without the Empire, and nothing from the books or comics. It will be interesting to see. I'm torn whether I want to see new characters, or new actors playing the episode 4-6 characters. Harrison Ford would be hard to top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I'm still wondering what it's going to be like having different actors play Luke, Han, and Leia. It'll be like any other reboot, but it's just kind of different with Star Wars. You want those actors to just live on forever like they were in the movies, but they're all old now.
    I could see the original actors playing their roles, probably more like smaller roles or cameos. If they follow the books, Luke and Leia re-establish the Jedi order and open an Academy, so Mark and Carrie could play their characters again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ancient gamer View Post
    It sounds like it will have mostly new characters. Lucas said it will be a new story, and the guy who wrote Lucas' biography confirmed that, except Luke appears in them (though apparently in a reduced role). The writer read over Lucas' outlines back in the day, and says that he thought the storyline for episodes 7-9 was the coolest. He also said that there were twelve different films in Lucas' outlines, something I had never heard before. Of course, Lucas could have changed his mind since then and it will be Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewie, and by "new story" he meant something without the Empire, and nothing from the books or comics. It will be interesting to see. I'm torn whether I want to see new characters, or new actors playing the episode 4-6 characters. Harrison Ford would be hard to top.
    That's cool that he had an outline for 12 movies. I heard that Disney is planning on at least 9 movies, and I thought they only had a storyline for 3 to work with. I have heard that Luke, Han, and Leia are part of the story, but it begins to focus on Han and Leia's children in the Jedi academy.

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    I could see the original actors playing their roles, probably more like smaller roles or cameos. If they follow the books, Luke and Leia re-establish the Jedi order and open an Academy, so Mark and Carrie could play their characters again.
    Yeah, I kind of wondered if the story might be far enough in the future that they could use the original actors. I don't think Harrison Ford could handle a whole lot, especially if they don't film for a year or two. Carrie seems to be in pretty good shape. I have no idea about Mark. I think it would be the chance of a lifetime for Mark to be able to be in Star Wars movies again. That's the only thing he had going for him, other than porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    Yeah, I kind of wondered if the story might be far enough in the future that they could use the original actors. I don't think Harrison Ford could handle a whole lot, especially if they don't film for a year or two. Carrie seems to be in pretty good shape. I have no idea about Mark. I think it would be the chance of a lifetime for Mark to be able to be in Star Wars movies again. That's the only thing he had going for him, other than porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonrunner View Post
    ...and the voice of the Joker.
    And all the other tons of voice work he does. Open your ears, and you'll hear it. Skips (and a couple other characters) from Regular Show, half a dozen characters from Metalocalypse (Stampingston, Selatcia...), Ultimate Spider Man, Scooby Doo, Super Hero Squad (Capt' America's nemesis, Red Skull) and tons more.

    If you ignore importance, and just the amount of work he's done, you could argue he's more of a voice actor than a movie actor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceramicsaturn View Post
    And all the other tons of voice work he does. Open your ears, and you'll hear it. Skips (and a couple other characters) from Regular Show, half a dozen characters from Metalocalypse (Stampingston, Selatcia...), Ultimate Spider Man, Scooby Doo, Super Hero Squad (Capt' America's nemesis, Red Skull) and tons more.

    If you ignore importance, and just the amount of work he's done, you could argue he's more of a voice actor than a movie actor.
    Don't forget Fire Lord Ozi on the original Avatar:The Last Airbender! Awesome stuff!

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    Everyone do realize that Disney just acquired LucasFILM, not LucasARTS altogether.

    I don't think this is such a bad thing. Disney acquired Marvel fairly recently, and look what happened? The Avengers.

    It's not like Disney has complete 100% control over them now. LucasFilm is still intact, just owned by a larger company now. George Lucas has said that they have been planning Episode VII for a couple of years, so I'm sure it won't be that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceramicsaturn View Post
    And all the other tons of voice work he does. Open your ears, and you'll hear it. Skips (and a couple other characters) from Regular Show, half a dozen characters from Metalocalypse (Stampingston, Selatcia...), Ultimate Spider Man, Scooby Doo, Super Hero Squad (Capt' America's nemesis, Red Skull) and tons more.

    If you ignore importance, and just the amount of work he's done, you could argue he's more of a voice actor than a movie actor.
    I thought that was drake bell?

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    Anyone consider Lucas may be selling Lucasfilm now because of some illness he wants to keep secret. Dark but it makes sense....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Praxis View Post
    Anyone consider Lucas may be selling Lucasfilm now because of some illness he wants to keep secret. Dark but it makes sense....
    I doubt it. I remember a long time ago, Lucas was considering having Spielberg direct new Star Wars films because he wanted to get out of it. I think this has been a long time coming.

    To further this discussion, who do you guys think should direct the next trilogy?
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    Cool!! I wanna see Star Wars Episode 7! And see if the characters either look similar, look somewhat like The Clone Wars series or a real action life (or computer animated) series of new Star Wars movies!
    Btw they should call the next SW movie New Star Wars Episode 1!
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    I just read that Lucas is getting out of it because he has become everything he always tried to not become. He wants to get back to his roots. He was always proud of his independence from the film making machine, and he was always anti corporation running the film business. He said that he realizes that he has become nothing but the head of a big corporation, and that's what he always worked so hard to not be. He also talked about how he wants to give a lot of his earnings to charity.

    I read that on a phone app, and I'm on my computer, so I can't give the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I doubt it. I remember a long time ago, Lucas was considering having Spielberg direct new Star Wars films because he wanted to get out of it. I think this has been a long time coming.

    To further this discussion, who do you guys think should direct the next trilogy?
    Spielberg probably won't step in, but he's far more likely than a lot of names you see get discussed on the internets; Seth McFarland, Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau, for example. Not good prospects, for different reasons. It may be unlikely that one person will direct all three films. We'll see. Someone up and coming is a possibility, but I'm not well versed in young action or sci-fi directors, so I'm not going to pretend I am. A reasonable list: David Yates, Stephen Sommers, Len Wiseman, Sam Raimi, Joe Johnson. Sommers' movies haven't been the greatest, but he is a very talented director. I wish they could get Lawrence Kasdan. He turned into an excellent director in his own right, and he could write the screenplays, as well. I don't think he's itching to go back to a galaxy far, far away, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ancient gamer View Post
    Spielberg probably won't step in, but he's far more likely than a lot of names you see get discussed on the internets; Seth McFarland, Quentin Tarantino, JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau, for example. Not good prospects, for different reasons. It may be unlikely that one person will direct all three films. We'll see. Someone up and coming is a possibility, but I'm not well versed in young action or sci-fi directors, so I'm not going to pretend I am. A reasonable list: David Yates, Stephen Sommers, Len Wiseman, Sam Raimi, Joe Johnson. Sommers' movies haven't been the greatest, but he is a very talented director. I wish they could get Lawrence Kasdan. He turned into an excellent director in his own right, and he could write the screenplays, as well. I don't think he's itching to go back to a galaxy far, far away, though.
    I think if Spielberg won't do it, my top two choices would be JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon. I really think Joss Whedon could do a good job with it. If you've ever watched Firefly, Mal reminds me a lot of Han Solo. I'd love to see what he could do with a budget and resources as big as he would get for Star Wars.

    But I kind of wonder if Kathleen Kennedy will just do it herself, like George Lucas did. She has been pretty involved in the production of Star Wars for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I think if Spielberg won't do it, my top two choices would be JJ Abrams or Joss Whedon. I really think Joss Whedon could do a good job with it. If you've ever watched Firefly, Mal reminds me a lot of Han Solo. I'd love to see what he could do with a budget and resources as big as he would get for Star Wars.

    But I kind of wonder if Kathleen Kennedy will just do it herself, like George Lucas did. She has been pretty involved in the production of Star Wars for a long time.
    Abrams and Whedon would be excellent choices, as would Peter Jackson, but I think they're already too busy to do a movie that will start shooting soon. Maybe Whedon could fit it in, I don't know, but you'd think preliminary Avengers 2 stuff will start next year, and I'd imagine he'll be scripting again. Kennedy has been an excellent producer for a very long time, but I don't think she's ever directed before, and a Star Wars movie would be a pretty massive project to start out with. Whoever does it will really have to know their stuff.
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    Kathleen Kennedy has produced some major releases in her career. Pretty much anything Spielberg has done so I"m sure Star Wars is in safe hands. What makes me happy is that now I get to see the 7,8,9 movies that Lucas said back in the early 80's that he was going to make, and the icing on the cake, Lucas isn't writing or directing them.

    I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan and I couldn't be happier to see more SW films coming, but as long as they are handled properly and from what I have seen with the Avengers/Thor/Cap America I got no worries that they will get the right people for the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mylochek View Post
    Kathleen Kennedy has produced some major releases in her career. Pretty much anything Spielberg has done so I"m sure Star Wars is in safe hands. What makes me happy is that now I get to see the 7,8,9 movies that Lucas said back in the early 80's that he was going to make, and the icing on the cake, Lucas isn't writing or directing them.

    I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan and I couldn't be happier to see more SW films coming, but as long as they are handled properly and from what I have seen with the Avengers/Thor/Cap America I got no worries that they will get the right people for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mylochek View Post
    What makes me happy is that now I get to see the 7,8,9 movies that Lucas said back in the early 80's that he was going to make, and the icing on the cake, Lucas isn't writing or directing them.
    I have no problems with Lucas as a director. I really don't. Not to say that I wouldn't rather see Jackson or Spielberg, but Lucas is very good, and if you watch the films closely, very technically proficient. And I'm fine with him crafting the storylines--it is his universe, after all--but I agree with you on the writing as far as the screenplays go. Just not his forte, I guess. We'll be better off with others doing that (as long as they're good, that is). Why I wish Kasdan would come back.

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    I am really hoping for JJ Abrams. Lost and Fringe are both really good shows and Revolution is shaping up to be the same or maybe Christopher Nolan he would make Star Wars intense
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    this is awesome news! But i have to catch up on my Star Wars. (gasp) MARATHON!!!!!!

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    Now all I need is another few Harry Potter books/movies (JK Rowling, please do what Rick Riordan did, and make a spinoff series), and my life will be perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanXGETBACK View Post
    Star Wars already went downhill with ep 1 so im not particularly worried.
    Completely disagree, episode 1 did exactly what Lucas wanting it to.

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    Just to see X-Wings and Tie Fighters again, and Stormtroopers and Rebels on the silver screen instead of Jar Jar and Boss Nass, and Naboo Starfighters and droid starships will make me happy.

    The main problem I also had with the prequels had nothing to do with quality/actors. It was the simple fact it was about droids vs clones. IE: You had no emotional attachment to either side what so ever. The reason why IV is still powerful today, and why I still get a nervous pit in my stomach during the trench run, is because despite the fact you only see them for a handful of minutes, Star Wars movies (the old ones) tend to really make you feel like you kinda know the pilots because their personalities are so unique. When they die in a battle, it brings a much more urgent sense of danger than when another faceless clone dies in a crossfire of 8 billion identical clones.
    Great point

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    And I respect it. I guess from my perspective, I don't see how they compare. Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back are considered some of the most influential/best movies of all time. They not only progressed technology in film making, but cemented some of the most dramatic and powerful stories/characters to be seen in film, none the less an action film (Darth Vader, I am your father sequence for instance). For me, personally, I don't see any of the Harry Potter films to have anywhere near as high of a pedigree of importance/quality as the original trilogy.

    From a video game standpoint, I don't think Harry Potter is nearly as popular either. I can't think of a single GREAT Harry Potter game. Star Wars has give us the Battlefront series, the Rogue Squadron series, Xwing VS Tie Fighter, Knights of the old Republic, and even Episode I Podracer was better than any HP game I've played.

    And quite honestly, from a book standpoint, I think it's also unfair to forget about Star Wars. Many people tend to only think of them in the theater, but SW has a HUGE book presence. There are literally dozens upon dozens of books spanning from the stories of the films themselves, to stories about what happens in between the movies (Rogue Squadron series of books as well as Shadows of the Empire, which was a HUGE novel), to the expanded universe after episode 6. Many of these books have gone on to sell extremely well, and the SW book scene is still booming.
    Try hundreds and hundreds of books.... literally 450 full length novels (i know, ive read them all, almost), not to mention hundreds of novella's, short stories, comics, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by Britton View Post

    2nd point: I believe you may be underestimating the Harry Potter Fanbase. They have actual college classes and universities (as small as they are) and subjects taken from Harry Potter. There are beginning to be professional Quidditch teams. (Star Wars never invented a sport)

    3rd. You say Star Wars is expandable. How long do you think they could drag out an old-A Luke and Hans story line before they have to figure up new characters for sequels? Harry Potter is the same. Whoever makes a spin-off could easily tie in characters from the original books. Not to mention how great a prequel would be. If you have read the books (and I dont know if you have) but the story line is deep and very possible to expand upon. A very large majority of the hardcore Harry Potter fans want more books.

    And 4th. You say Star Wars is so big and so special to so many people... and it is. It is DEFINITELY historical and amazing. But do you think the next generation of kids is going to be more prone to watch Harry Potter which is much newer or Star Wars from the 70's? Star Wars is more special to more adults from that generation. Harry Potter is probably more special to a younger generation who has not had as much of a chance yet. Fortunately, I am in a generation where I can appreciate both.

    I cannot really contribute to the video game category as I am not interested in either types of games and I have already addressed the movies.
    Several points i'd liek to respond to, first you're right, no sports invented. Star Wars invented a brand new religion: Jedi Church - Jedi Religion and Jedi Faith
    Millions want more Star Wars books, and we keep getting them, From 5,000 years before the movies to long after Luke and the gang are dead. They keep releasing them and the masses keep eating them up

    And lastly, ask a bunch of 8 year olds what they would rather watch or buy toys from. Harry Potter of Clone Wars? See my point?

    And make no mistake, I truly believe Harry Potter has a HUGE place in history. And if JK allows it HP will live on for a LONG time. It simply can't comapre to SW IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    I'm still wondering what it's going to be like having different actors play Luke, Han, and Leia. It'll be like any other reboot, but it's just kind of different with Star Wars. You want those actors to just live on forever like they were in the movies, but they're all old now.
    You may not have to wonder about that, there are original cast rumors: Update: Screenwriter Michael Arndt confirmed to write 'Star Wars Episode VII' | Inside Movies | EW.com

    Quote Originally Posted by WoodenSaucer View Post
    Yeah, I kind of wondered if the story might be far enough in the future that they could use the original actors. I don't think Harrison Ford could handle a whole lot, especially if they don't film for a year or two. Carrie seems to be in pretty good shape. I have no idea about Mark. I think it would be the chance of a lifetime for Mark to be able to be in Star Wars movies again. That's the only thing he had going for him
    Mark has a movie coming out very soon, he did a bunch of stuff at Comic-Con this past year (yes, i was there)

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainIcy View Post
    Everyone do realize that Disney just acquired LucasFILM, not LucasARTS altogether.

    It's not like Disney has complete 100% control over them now. LucasFilm is still intact, just owned by a larger company now. George Lucas has said that they have been planning Episode VII for a couple of years, so I'm sure it won't be that bad.
    Actually Lucasfilm is the parent company to ALL other Lucas companies

    This is how it works now:
    • The Walt Disney Company
      • LucasFilms
        • Industrial Light & Magic - visual effects
        • Skywalker Sound - post-production sound design
        • LucasArts - video and computer games
        • Lucas Licensing - licensing and merchandising
          • Lucas Learning - educational materials
        • Lucas Books - book publishing
        • Lucasfilm Animation - animation
          • Lucasfilm Animation Singapore - animation
        • Lucas Marketing - marketing
        • Lucas Online - websites

    So yes, Walt Disney owns LucasArts

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightAngel View Post
    And lastly, ask a bunch of 8 year olds what they would rather watch or buy toys from. Harry Potter of Clone Wars? See my point?
    No offense but that was not a great point. I am not going to go ask a bunch of 8 year olds that question. My point was speculation, as is yours. I am just glad you ended with "IMO." As that is all there really is to offer, our opinions. You say the masses are eating up the Star Wars books? Perhaps I just dont understand the REALLY hardcore Star Wars fanbase, because I have met tons of Star Wars fans who could care less about the books. That thing about the church thing is crazy, I have never heard of that! Thanks for pointing that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightAngel View Post
    You may not have to wonder about that, there are original cast rumors: Update: Screenwriter Michael Arndt confirmed to write 'Star Wars Episode VII' | Inside Movies | EW.com
    That's awesome. I'm pretty stoked about this. They'd better hurry up before Harrison Ford dies.
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    Disney. Bring back Rogue Squadron and Battlefront. For the kids. For the really old people who think they are still kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britton View Post
    No offense but that was not a great point. I am not going to go ask a bunch of 8 year olds that question. My point was speculation, as is yours. I am just glad you ended with "IMO." As that is all there really is to offer, our opinions. You say the masses are eating up the Star Wars books? Perhaps I just dont understand the REALLY hardcore Star Wars fanbase, because I have met tons of Star Wars fans who could care less about the books. That thing about the church thing is crazy, I have never heard of that! Thanks for pointing that out.
    Well no offense but of course my point was great, DUH!
    And obviously this is all speculation, if some people are having trouble with understanding that then sorry. A forum is all about sharing opinions and different views in a respectful manner. And I'm not saying you aren't, only that i feel perhaps some getting defensive when they shouldn't.

    I'm wrong so often it doesn't even bother me anymore, lol. And the thing I love about forums is that everyone sees stuff differently. So cheers!

    That said the point was among that age group (8ish) star wars trumps HP by a long shot. Who knows in ten years? If they release an animated HP series with 'the further adventures of HP and friends' then all bets are off, lol. That would be HUGE

    Quote Originally Posted by ceramicsaturn View Post
    Disney. Bring back Rogue Squadron and Battlefront. For the kids. For the really old people who think they are still kids.
    ROGUE SQUADRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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