Disney making Star Wars Episode 7 after buying LucasFilm

by Ben Salter Featured 33 Comments 35 Votes 2518 Views 31/10/2012 Back to News

Disney will make a seventh Star Wars movie after it acquired LucasFilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock Tuesday.

Star Wars Episode 7 -- something George Lucas was reluctant to produce personally -- is slated for a 2015 release.

Disney now has full control over all of LucasFilm's properties.

"It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers," Lucas said in a statement, who now becomes a significant shareholder in Disney.

"I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.

"Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

LucasFilm joins other Disney assets including Pixar, Marvel, ABC (America) and ESPN.

By Ben Salter

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I'm hoping for some sort of awesome Mickey Mouse x Star Wars cross over where Mickey Mouse becomes a Jedi Knight.
Oh hell fu#%^ no
They can't do this.
It's not right.
Blob
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Star Wars world for Kingdom Hearts 3 [MOG]
punk
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april fools!!!


buzz lightyear will appear in the 7th one. [Shifty]


next thing you'll here is Disney will buy Nintendo :P

Blob said: Star Wars world for Kingdom Hearts 3


I was thinking this too :P
Tano
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This is actually a good thing. No Lucas means the dialogue might actually be bearable.

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Yeah better dialogue would be great.

I'd like to see Disney resurrect the gaming division and bring back games like full throttle. Just bring back some good adventure games. it wont happen until Disney buy nintendo... or Sony :P
iSR
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I doubt Disney will be dumb enough to make it cartoony or as everyone else has mentioned.

It's pretty exciting! Going to be plenty of time for speculating. Sequel after episode 6?
Good god :*O

Had to chock it wasn't April.
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
Do you guys like the graphic I made on the home page? Quite proud of it :3
Its like everybody forgot the last 3 Star Wars were shit.

ManicPanda said: I don't want to live on this planet anymore.



Same. Laterz Earth!
Typical Disney!!! Buy a film company, and break out sequels for everything they've made.

EndBoss said: Do you guys like the graphic I made on the home page? Quite proud of it :3

Master Photoshop artist. :P

gamerguy said: Typical Disney!!! Buy a film company, and break out sequels for everything they've made.


Some of these comments are borderline moronic. Like this one!
You think Disney is gonna shell out 4 billion dollars for a company known for one of the biggest properties ever and then not use it?

This is fantastic news for everyone.

gamerguy said: Typical Disney!!! Buy a film company, and break out sequels for everything they've made.


Yeah, I mean they've had a massive track record in that, what with all the film property owners they've bought and then made countless sequels for. /s

Personally, I don't know how to feel about this; it could go both ways really. I was never as sensitive to all the hate people gave the last three movies, and while there were some glaring plot issues, I enjoyed them thoroughly. Let's just hope this seventh episode "redeems" the series in those fans' eyes; if it's good to them, it's probably a masterpiece to everyone else. ;)
Lets face facts here, it was always on the cards that there would be a sequel trilogy. Lucas has said repeatedly that he was considering going through with it but then decided against it because it would be difficult as hell to tie it into the original three.
I am sure some people are probably looking forward to it, but I think what is upsetting people is the fact that its Disney that is now in control of one of the oldest Sci-Fi movie franchises, and may quite possibly run it into the ground.

Plus I am pretty sure a fair amount of hardcore fans will cry once they see the Disney Logo during the starting titles. (evil)
Guys, why is everyone hating on Disney, has everyone forgotten that Disney bought Marvel Studios, and looks at Avengers, it was terrific. Disney wouldn't make a sequel (because they know their fan base is teen+) if it was gonna flop. The last 3 films were absolutely horrid anyway. Disney are alright, but they aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be.

Who knows this essentially can be a step in the right direction and make a series of movies like James Bond.

Mike2DMaxx4 said: Guys, why is everyone hating on Disney, has everyone forgotten that Disney bought Marvel Studios, and looks at Avengers, it was terrific. Disney wouldn't make a sequel (because they know their fan base is teen+) if it was gonna flop. The last 3 films were absolutely horrid anyway. Disney are alright, but they aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be.
Who knows this essentially can be a step in the right direction and make a series of movies like James Bond.



This is exactly what I thought this morning when I read this news. People have to realise that Disney does not mean Mickey Mouse and singing. The Marvel films have been hugely successful. I think this is great news and I look forward to seeing what they can do with the universe. After Star Wars Kinect I can't see how this could be anything but a good thing.
How about we not make anymore Star Wars movies because 6 is enough and when they tried to make the prequels they were pretty much shit.

ManicPanda said: I am sure some people are probably looking forward to it, but I think what is upsetting people is the fact that its Disney that is now in control of one of the oldest Sci-Fi movie franchises, and may quite possibly run it into the ground.
Plus I am pretty sure a fair amount of hardcore fans will cry once they see the Disney Logo during the starting titles.



I think Lucas is already doing a good job running it into the ground with all the tie-ins. for example the recent angry birds tie-in. [Facepalm]

It'll be a little weird to see the Disney logo before it but it's not a big deal since it's just like having any distributor put their name up there. Instead we'll get disney instead of 20th century fox. I'm assuming due to that we won't be seeing any production heading this way any time soon... Even if 20th century fox and other studios were offered the chance to put in a bid for lucasfilms there's no way in hell they'd part with 4 billion.

Disney seems to have open their endless vault because seriously wtf.

Pixar Animation Studios in 2006 for $7.4 billion and Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion.

episode 7 better be freaking good though cause there's enough resentment from the prequels to make it a huge gamble.

Better have some good writers and a good director at the helm. someone with credibility - is nolan available [Shifty]

but yeh bring it on. there's been talk about a tv series for like the last few years and I've been waiting patiently now that were getting a new movie. I'm all for the universe to start moving forward in the movie "sphere".
The live-action TV show hasn't happened yet because the cost of CGI/production etc has been deemed way too high at this point to do what they'd like with it.
I cannot comprehend how anyone could possibly be upset about this, the people responsible for The Avengers have taken Star Wars out of George Lucas's demented hands.

What, nobody remembers phantom menace? Jar Jar Binks? Hayden Christenson? The mangling of the originals? Greedo shooting first? Indiana Jones now with aliens?

The man may have created this ip but he needed to be stopped.

Disney know how to make movies ffs, their involvement doesn't mean donald duck is in the ****ing thing, what is this panic even based on?

I guess some people just don't want to be happy.
iSR
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New movies were all but out of the question before this, so that's enough to make me happy.

You're right @skelerax, you'd think Disney aren't stupid enough to baby Star Wars (which Lucas is arguably doing with Detours). Plus if you read the article, it's still LucasFilm making it... just now Disney own them and can make production decisions.
With the way they've handled marvel, I'm willing to trust they know how off the prequels were and won't let that kind of miss-management happen again.

Skelerax said: With the way they've handled marvel, I'm willing to trust they know how off the prequels were and won't let that kind of miss-management happen again.

"Handled Marvel"... dudes, Marvel did all work. Disney didn't buy out Marvel until AFTER all the origin films and Avengers were in production. Stop giving Disney credit for something they didn't even have a hand in. In fact, Paramount gets all the credit... cause they owned all Marvel productions until February this year (as they were in production before Disney's buy-out), which is why they still distributed The Avengers.

Disney hasn't done anything yet on the Marvel series. Wait until Iron Man 3 before commending them.
They're making an Iron Man movie, that's already very commendable no matter how it turns out :P

Milky said:

Skelerax said: With the way they've handled marvel, I'm willing to trust they know how off the prequels were and won't let that kind of miss-management happen again.

"Handled Marvel"... dudes, Marvel did all work. Disney didn't buy out Marvel until AFTER all the origin films and Avengers were in production. Stop giving Disney credit for something they didn't even have a hand in. In fact, Paramount gets all the credit... cause they owned all Marvel productions until February this year (as they were in production before Disney's buy-out), which is why they still distributed The Avengers.
Disney hasn't done anything yet on the Marvel series. Wait until Iron Man 3 before commending them.


By handled I didn't mean they had a hand in the creative process, I was merely suggesting that had someone involved wanted a new avenger called shucky mcgee with the power to fall face first in a fishtank every five mins then laugh and wink at the camera, Disney would have stepped in with the "uh, no" most likely.
Disney's currently exercising their latest acquisition in the shallowest way possible;

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why is there going to be a Episode VII the story has been wrapped up in a nice little package

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