To think that George Lucas almost made Episode 7 himself as a sweetener for potential customers looking to buy one of the most lucrative fictional properties of all-time! I think it was advisable to let Disney make it themselves as they can truly have a fresh slate to get away from the….shall we say….less acclaimed Prequels.
Lucas already started to develop the next three Star Wars films, but he knew a third trilogy was a 10-year commitment at least. He at first expected to finish Episode VII, release it in May 2015 and then sell the company afterward.
But Disney expressed interest and came along at the right moment, Lucas says. “It’s better for me to get out at the beginning of a new thing and I can just remove myself.
“The time is more important to me than the money.”
Now he can focus on writing what he calls small “experimental” films and be first in line in December for Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
What’s funny, despite my overwhelming happiness that he is not involved in Star Wars anymore, is that Lucas has become so hated by geekdom that I am beginning to feel sorry for him. He did create from whole clothe THE most impactful pop culture creations of my life. History should remember this guy as the genius who gave us the Force and lightsabers, not the guy who gave us Naboo: A Love Story.
Source: USA TODAY
“The way is clear, The light is good, I have no fear, Nor no one should. The woods are just trees, The trees are just wood, No need to be afraid there. Into the woods without delay, But careful not to lose the way, Into the woods, Who knows what may Be lurking on the journey?”
So to you I say, into the woods…
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When Disney absorbed Lucas’s Empire (heh), they shuttered Lucasgames and we felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if unemployed programmers suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. The Mouse rolled those responsibilities into Disney’s gaming division; which is common in mergers and acquisitions. Nothing worse than redundancy besides calling human beings redundancies…
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It was only a matter of time before parent company Disney, who owns both Marvel and ESPN, would get the two major publications together for a mashup. And oooooooooh what a mashup it will be.
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Gaston, as you know from Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, is full of himself. He’s narcissistic, he’s selfish, and he’s boisterous about it. And recently, this character actor at Disney World has been getting a lot of attention due to his ability to portray Gaston perfectly (and hilariously, might I add). But – in this rare case – a little girl gets the best of him, and we love it! See Gaston get what-for after the break
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2014 is behind us, so enough jabber about last year’s movies. 2015 is here.What are the 10 tentpoles movies that pique my curiosity in the New? Let’s take a look.
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