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Disney Buys Lucasfilm (and other stories)

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...and, by extension, LucasArts (since that's what we all really care about, I know).

http://www.benzinga.com/news/12/10/3039512/disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05b-in-cash-and-stock

I know, with the likes of Star Wars and Indiana Jones being snatched up, the LA catalogue probably isn't a big priority but I wonder what this could mean for the future of some of our favorite adventure games?

Could a Monkey Island theme park ride be in our future? Hmm.
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  • He sure looks happy.



    I swear, this still feels like he totally knows he's going to die soon or something.
  • Chyron8472;725548 said:
    He sure looks happy.



    I swear, this still feels like he totally knows he's going to die soon or something.
    Well, hopefully he will make the best out of the money he earned from Disney buying his company.

    50th post, whoooo!
  • LuigiHann;722275 said:
    I doubt they're intending to make three Star Wars movies a year, at any point. I could be misreading
    It's one star wars movie every 2-3 years, with the first one out in 2015.
  • Nobody wants to touch Star Wars because if they screw it up they know their career will be over. heh... Also, the likelihood of pleasing the fans is next to nil unless they use an already established story line, which they said they would not do.
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    Jokieman;725582 said:
    Nobody wants to touch Star Wars because if they screw it up they know their career will be over. heh... Also, the likelihood of pleasing the fans is next to nil unless they use an already established story line, which they said they would not do.
    If they used an already 'established' storyline, the new movies were BOUND to be crap. I don't want to hear anything about the empire again. The new republic has beaten them (and assimilated their technology, note to the designers). Need new enemies and Jedi Leia, and I've had entirely enough of R2D2 and C3PO (sorry Kenny and Anthony!). An aged kickass shoot-first version of Han Solo however... hey, there might still be time for Harrison Ford to beat Malcom Reynolds' ass. :cool:

    Disney did a lot right which Lucas did REALLY wrong in his last triology. Less digital crap, more of the real stuff this time (aka first PotC movie). Less of the eternally new stuff, less of the uber-bright colors. We need rust.

    I don't care at all about the director. Who conceives the story and writes the SCRIPT, who is in command of art direction? Those are the important ones.

    Get Shane Black on this. :D :D :D

    And NOTHING goes without Drew Struzan, you hear me Disney?!?
  • Thing is...Lucas almost always looks like that.
  • Shadowknight1;725604 said:
    Thing is...Lucas almost always looks like that.
    Exactly. Do a google image search of "george lucas smiling" and see how many of the pictures he's actually smiling in.
  • Those are shooped. Just like how images of Kristen Stewart smiling are shooped.
  • BlankCanvasDJ;725752 said:
    Exactly. Do a google image search of "george lucas smiling" and see how many of the pictures he's actually smiling in.
    There are images of him smiling or at least grinning.

    In that photo he looks more like he wants to say "what the hell have I done??"


    I don't feel for the man, though. Disney can't really make Star Wars worse off than it was.
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