So my first post on Star Wars. I have always wanted to write about Star Wars since I am a huge fan of the original Trilogy. They are my all time favorite films and a have seen them too many times and still there great to watch. But yesterday the news came that Disney has bought Lucasarts Ltd and that a new film is set for 2015. The fan community was shocked and a wave of comments followed:
“So it’s true… I’ve felt a sudden disturbance in the force…”
” I’m not sure Disney are the right people to carry on these films, but the can’t be any worse than episodes 1,2 and 3. Lets just hope Hayden Christensen isn’t involved, shockingly bad acting.”
“Congratulations to George for today’s mega-deal! Can’t comment on Ep 7 before I have all the facts which are short supply right now-Patience – Mark Hamill”
“A lot of people asking me what I think of the Star Wars – Disney news. I was surprised at first, but I think I’m ok with it now (superfan’s) Eliot Sirota”.
I was shocked too, my first thought was “Nooooooooooo”. But than I got me thinking. Why not Disney? I mean they did a good job on the Iron Man Trilogy and The Avengers. The take over does have great prospects to all Star Wars fans out there.
Why am I saying this, well let me explain. Star Wars has such an expanded univers with infinte possiblities. First of all there are the books that came out after the original trilogy. Secondly George Lucas wrote stories for nine films and third the spinoffs e.g. standalone film about Boba Fett, which fans would love to see.
Another plus that Dinsey has take over is that other producers and director can now get to work on Star Wars. Nolan for instance did a great job on Batman if he could get cracking on Star Wars that could be interesting to see. Bruckheimer or Bay on other hand should never get involved in the Star Wars franchise (this is my onwn opinion). I meaan they make great films but this is not their cup of tea.
Josh Wendon is someone I’d like to see to do a Star Wars film, Serenity and Firefly are great so was The Avengers, imagen what he can do with Star Wars.
There are great opertunities ahead now that the fresh minds can get cracking at the new film which is set for 2015, all we can do as fans is to sit down and wait it out, but I have great convindence ( after the initail shock) that Disney will reamain true to the very big Star Wars fan base, may be even Mara Jade Skywalker can finally come to life on the Big screen.
Seeing as Disney is also working on the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series this also might happen to the already writen and long awaited Star Wars Live Action TV series, Star Wars: Underworld. “They take place between Episode III and Episode IV, that 20-year period when Luke is growing up. It’s not about Luke, but it’s about that period when the Empire is trying to take things [over].”
Rick McCallum on Star Wars : Underworld
George Lucus on the Dinsey take over.
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