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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Star Wars and Disney

   I'm sick of hearing people complain about the fact that Disney bought LucasFilm. Disney is HUUUUGE. They are responsible for more than just Disney princesses! Miramax was owned by Disney when Pulp Fiction came out! Just because Disney owns a company, doesn't mean that Mickey Mouse is going to pop up anywhere in it. In fact, Disney could possibly do a damn good job - they could even surpass the more recent films. Not that that is hard. Better actors would make all the difference.

   I'm just sick of almost everywhere I turn hearing really ignorant comments from people about the situation. George Lucas mothered Star Wars like it was his own kid. Everything Star Wars related - toys, comics, everything like that, is all canon. Nothing to do with Star Wars could be made and distributed without Lucas' stamp of approval. So why would he sell his beloved Star Wars franchise to a company who isn't going to do it justice? It's not like he sold it to Rob Zombie.

   No, I don't think that just because it's Disney it's going to suck, and neither am I 100% confident that the movie will be any good anyway, but that won't necessarily be down to Disney. It could just be that the story is finished. The Empire was defeated, so they have to find a "new" enemy. It will probably have something to do with Sith, since as long as there are Jedi, there is a dark side, but the story doesn't have to tie into that at all. But whether it sucks or not will have nothing to do with the fact that Disney did it. In fact, a lot of Star Wars fans made a huge complaint about Episodes 1, 2 and 3, and they were all made by George Lucas anyway!

   Bottom line: George Lucas would never have sold Star Wars to anyone he couldn't realistically trust to do a good job with it, unless of course he was sick to death of Star Wars altogether and wanted someone else to put the nail in the coffin. And either way, it's being written by the guy who wrote The Avengers.

Quit yer bitchin'.






1 comment:

  1. I right there with ya, sick of the comments. Personally I think this was one of the best things to happen to Star Wars. I look forward to what they do with it!

    I'm a HUGE fan of Joss Whedon (the guy who wrote The Avengers, Buffy, Angel, Firefly and so much more awesomeness!) but, to my knowledge, and research he is not writing the new Star Wars films. People are just petitioning that he should. I don't know how I feel about Abrams directing them, a bit comforted and concerned at the same time mostly because of the ending of Lost but he wasn't really around anymore for the writing at the end of that show.

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