#151 Edited by Fattony12000 (6376 posts) -

Me and Tim Rogers arguing about what direction to take.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck, a Lynch-directed Star Wars would be INSANE.

#152 Posted by TeflonBilly (4722 posts) -

I want a Star War films which is just Lando being smooth

#153 Posted by stryker1121 (1242 posts) -

@Benny said:

I have ZERO expectations for this, and yet I'm desperate to see what they're planning to do with it. I have to know.

Oh also, anyone wondering why they're paying so much, toys.

Same boat, and that's why LucasFilm got sold for 4-freaking-billion, b/c of idiots like us ;)

#154 Posted by TeflonBilly (4722 posts) -

@Jay_Ray said:

@TeflonBilly: We can do that. It will be about a man searching for his father that thought his son died many moons ago.

Wait, wait, wait! Four words.

Tyler Perry's Star Wars

#155 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

I love the 'stupid Star Wars, they're all for kids now!'

They always were. And want to know why selling things to kids is so profitable? There is ALWAYS NEW KIDS. Unless we wind up in a Children of Men situation, there will always be a new audience replacing the previous one.

#156 Edited by Jeust (10343 posts) -

Awesome! A much needed change of direction for LucasArts.

#157 Posted by L44 (510 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@Draxyle said:

Well the whole franchise can't possibly get any worse anyhow.. can it?

Have you seen Pirates 4?

I thought it was better than 3.

#158 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

Well for me this is even more of a death of Lucasarts to me (at least in me being interested in what's made), guessing it's going to be more kid friendly than ever before with more wookie holiday programs & jar jar.

When has Disney done that to anything they've bought? And what could they possibly do to make Star Wars worse or more kid friendly than it already is?

All this means is that George Lucas no longer has control of the franchise and new talent is being brought in to make a new movie. Maybe it won't end up being any good, but the change is certainly a step forward. Disney at least has respect for the classics, it's only a matter of time before we see them restore the original versions of the films. Hopefully they get some of the old LucasArts classics out too, I've been waiting for Grim Fandango and Monkey Island 3 to be released digitally for years.

#159 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3630 posts) -
@Brodehouse the originals were kid friendly but they weren't aimed at kids. That's an important difference.

Any Star Wars fans who are upset about this need to think about it a little harder. This is nothing but good news purely based on the fact that fresh blood will get a crack at the series. A new director means a chance at a great movie. Not guaranteed but a chance is better then none with Lucas at the helm.
And whining about Disney messing it up? Really? Did we not go through this when they bought Marvel? Last time I checked that Avengers movie was pretty rad.
#160 Posted by thomasnash (407 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

Disney owns the film rights to Grim Fandango.

That is all I'm saying.

You just blew my tiny mind

#161 Edited by TeflonBilly (4722 posts) -

Finally, the story of Yaddle can be show in it's entirety film!

I miss GFW Radio so much

#162 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

Can't wait to play Modern Warfare 6 then go to the movies to see Star Wars 7.

#163 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

#164 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

I couldn't care less. I have completely given up on Star Wars at this point and I doubt I'll ever have an interest in it again.

#165 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

#166 Edited by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

I'm curious what type of situation this puts stuff like The Old Republic and Star Wars 1313 in.

This is fucking BONKERS, man!

@murisan said:

I'm holding out hope for a good storyline... from what I recall reading a while ago, the storyline Lucas had in mind for the next 3 sounded pretty neat, hopefully Disney will use it as a blueprint.

If they would make the next three films about Luke's kid and Han & Leia's kids, that would be fucking rad. That whole book series was fucking phenomenal!

#167 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

@FengShuiGod said:

Can't wait to play Modern Warfare 6 then go to the movies to see Star Wars 7.

New ideas: who needs them?

Though I think we'll be on MW5 that year.

#168 Posted by Zuldim (287 posts) -

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Oh god. Maybe I do hate the prequels and just blocked it out.

The prequels are the ones with Revan, right?

#169 Posted by TooWalrus (12991 posts) -
@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

If the internet is all hate, there wouldn't be an abundance of fanboys. In this case, I'd consider the hate justified...
#170 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

I'm kind of hesitant, but Disney has done awesome things with Marvel.

#171 Edited by TheMasterDS (1874 posts) -

I'm guessing Jesse Eisenberg will be the protagonist in Episode 7 because whatever. Also I think Bryan Cranston would make a great old ass Jedi. Only he's more accustomed to the streets and has taken to being a hired gun over the years. And he kills people. Maybe he's like a Jedi Rogue? Like the Han Solo role and the Jedi role combined? Maybe that'd be neat. I doubt they'd do that though, they'd probably want to keep the archetypes as by the book as possible.

#172 Posted by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Disney has a WAY better track record these last twenty years than George Lucas has. I'll take them anyday.

Pirates. John Carter. Tron, yeah...not really.

...and yet, despite any tanks they had, they STILL had $8 billion to throw around for Marvel and LucasFilm Ltd.

By the way, Avengers...was fantastic.

#173 Posted by Otacon (2194 posts) -

Well… wasn't expecting that… I suppose fresh blood might, just might, revitalise the franchise. It's been left on a bit of a cynical note with fans on how Lucas has been running things and I know Disney is capable of finding the right talent. Then again, it could just run the whole thing further into the ground. Let's not kid ourselves, we'll all be queuing up to watch it.

#174 Edited by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

@Zuldim said:

@FengShuiGod said:

@Zuldim said:

I'm ok with this. I didn't hate the prequels.

Oh sorry, I forgot, this is the internet where I'm supposed to hate everything.

I hate sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.

Oh god. Maybe I do hate the prequels and just blocked it out.

The prequels are the ones with Revan, right?

I don't want to sound like an internet fanboy, but I think the prequels just weren't that great. I mean, I don't get all butt hurt about them or anything, but they just aren't for me. I can find parts to like about them, like the fight with Darth Maul at the end of ep1. The Obi-Wan part of ep2 was also enjoyable, and ep3 wasn't all bad, but they felt like kids movies to me. So did RotJ in parts, and I didn't enjoy that as much either.

I'm not going to write off these new Disney movies, but I'm not pumped to see them either. I don't think Disney is going to bring us the Star Wars we all want. Disney made a statement about "pent up demand" which shows they are going after profit. They know they can make anything and it will do ok, so be prepared for some second rate Jar-Jar thing designed to not alienate children so they can sell toys.

#175 Edited by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

@CrossTheAtlantic said:

@FengShuiGod said:

Can't wait to play Modern Warfare 6 then go to the movies to see Star Wars 7.

New ideas: who needs them?

Though I think we'll be on MW5 that year.

Black Ops 2 this year, Modern Warfare 4 in 2013, Black Ops 3 in 2014...

Yep, your math checks out on that one.

@Otacon said:

Let's not kid ourselves, we'll all be queuing up to watch it.

Sadly, this is a completely accurate statement. I'll be there at the earliest screening that happens.

#176 Posted by JackSukeru (5822 posts) -

Cool.

I only have a passing interest in Star Wars these days, but if you tell me that they are making something new with the world I grew up with I'll at least pay enough attention to see how it all shakes out.

#177 Edited by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@CrossTheAtlantic said:

@FengShuiGod said:

Can't wait to play Modern Warfare 6 then go to the movies to see Star Wars 7.

New ideas: who needs them?

Though I think we'll be on MW5 that year.

Black Ops 2 this year, Modern Warfare 4 in 2013, Black Ops 3 in 2014...

Yep, your math checks out on that one.

You both underestimate the power of Infinity Ward and their Activision overlords.

@jakob187 said:

@Otacon said:

Let's not kid ourselves, we'll all be queuing up to watch it.

Sadly, this is a completely accurate statement. I'll be there at the earliest screening that happens.

Not for me. Unless the word is that it's a really good reboot in the vein of Star Trek I won't even see it in theatres. The box office numbers will show that I'm in the minority though.

#178 Posted by Linkster7 (1002 posts) -

I think I just threw a little bit up in my mouth. Denying the excistance of yet another star wars movie is gonna be tough

#179 Posted by crusader8463 (14326 posts) -

Awesome! I hope they keep Lucas far away from this and I can't wait to see what they do. I just hope that because it's Disney they are not afraid to go above PG.

#180 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4291 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

I just want to know if they are going to bulldoze decades of expanded universe fiction that chronicles the events after the movies.

I sincerely hope so.

#181 Posted by themangalist (1679 posts) -

Do not shit me... wait, this could actually be a good thing for the franchise.

#182 Posted by flindip (517 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@fox01313 said:

Well for me this is even more of a death of Lucasarts to me (at least in me being interested in what's made), guessing it's going to be more kid friendly than ever before with more wookie holiday programs & jar jar.

When has Disney done that to anything they've bought? And what could they possibly do to make Star Wars worse or more kid friendly than it already is?

All this means is that George Lucas no longer has control of the franchise and new talent is being brought in to make a new movie. Maybe it won't end up being any good, but the change is certainly a step forward. Disney at least has respect for the classics, it's only a matter of time before we see them restore the original versions of the films. Hopefully they get some of the old LucasArts classics out too, I've been waiting for Grim Fandango and Monkey Island 3 to be released digitally for years.

I think people have to bear in mind when all is said done. We will probably get some pretty bad Star Wars from this, but we also have the equal potential to get good/great Star Wars again. From the looks of it, your going to get both.

#183 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1867 posts) -

Well, if Lucas isn't directing it, it may turn out well.

#184 Posted by Doctorchimp (4063 posts) -

I bet you money Disney will actually give a shit, give it to someone that cares and make a PG-13 Star Wars.

#185 Posted by Nightriff (4386 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@Draxyle said:

Well the whole franchise can't possibly get any worse anyhow.. can it?

Have you seen Pirates 4?

Pirates 4 better than 2 and 3, those movies fucking sucked ass. 4 was at least mildly entertaining

#186 Posted by kindgineer (2486 posts) -

Hey guys, did you hear that a form of entertainment you can completely avoid if you don't enjoy it is releasing new stuff?

#187 Posted by Labman (286 posts) -

Weird, man...WEIRD!!

#188 Posted by Whitestripes09 (365 posts) -

I think I was one of the few that actually enjoyed John Carter... It was serious enough that I could take it seriously without feeling like I was watching a kid's movie and the action scenes seemed well done. If anything though, I'm really glad that George Lucas is throwing the towel with star wars... The closest form of a movie that we got were video games and if Bioware could make a better story than Lucas, then at this point I'm excited to see someone else make a movie, even if it is bought out by Disney.

#189 Posted by believer258 (11064 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@Metal_Mills said:

@Draxyle said:

Well the whole franchise can't possibly get any worse anyhow.. can it?

Have you seen Pirates 4?

Pirates 4 better than 2 and 3, those movies fucking sucked ass. 4 was at least mildly entertaining

I don't think 2 was that bad, but 3's plot was a mess. I spent most of it figuring out who was backstabbing who and then that ugly woman was suddenly turning into a huge giant thingy and there was a whirlpool and then credits. I haven't seen all of 4, but it can't make much less sense than that... can it?

Anyway, I still hold to the first movie being pretty good.

Also, I'm surprised but I'm not certain what emotion I'm feeling. Elation? Excitement? Distaste? Hate? Annoyance? I think, overall, I'm just plain curious. The Star Wars universe has proven itself to be massive, I'm certain that, with top men on the project, something good could be gotten out of this as long as it doesn't try to be the past six movies.

#190 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11041 posts) -

This is perhaps one of the more insane things I have heard this year. My opinion has now reached the point of "It couldn't get any worse than Episode 1 and 2, right? RIGHT?" Regardless, now I have to know for myself, though I wonder if this will impact the whole "re-releasing all the movies in theaters in 3D" thing that they're going to do for 5 more years.

#191 Edited by ShinjiEx (624 posts) -

The guy who made the latest Batman films should write/direct the new Star Wars films.

#192 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4487 posts) -

I choose to be excited about this. It's impossible to get any worse than Phantom Menace, at least.

#193 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

@ArbitraryWater said:

This is perhaps one of the more insane things I have heard this year. My opinion has now reached the point of "It couldn't get any worse than Episode 1 and 2, right? RIGHT?" Regardless, now I have to know for myself, though I wonder if this will impact the whole "re-releasing all the movies in theaters in 3D" thing that they're going to do for 5 more years.

So many people have said it can't get any worse. You just wait. Darth Binks will haunt your nightmares.

I have zero expectations for these new movies. I will see them, though. I'm curious about plans for more Indiana Jones. Whatever happens, I hope that Shia Lebouf isn't involved. I dislike him so much, I won't even bother googling his name to check for spelling. Now that's disrespect.

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#194 Posted by huser (931 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

I just want to know if they are going to bulldoze decades of expanded universe fiction that chronicles the events after the movies.

Given some of the unevenness of the EU (especially the pissing contest of ever bigger doomsday weaponry) I don't see that as particularly a bad thing. Take what works, drop what doesn't, explicitly contradict what was actually terrible to not leave in doubt how terrible it was.

#195 Edited by huser (931 posts) -

@Metal_Mills said:

@Dallas_Raines said:

Disney has a WAY better track record these last twenty years than George Lucas has. I'll take them anyday.

Pirates. John Carter. Tron, yeah...not really.

Avengers and Pirates 1. That already catapults them past the last 20 years of Lucas which is what the prequels, Indy IV, and Red Tails? So yeah, really George has fallen that far.

#196 Posted by Wraxend (540 posts) -

Well after Thor, Captain America and The Avengers I have more faith in Disney than I do in George any day.

#197 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (925 posts) -

It all sounds good to me, aside from the Episode 7 part. What are they gonna do, roll Mark Hamill's old bones out there in a brown robe and have him teach Shia Labeouf the ways of the Force? Start again from scratch or don't bother.

Also, you just know they're going to contrive some way to bring Darth Vader back.

#198 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Please be set in The Old Republic, pleasepleaseplease.
 
Clean slate and all that.

#199 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1773 posts) -
#200 Posted by Neurotic (631 posts) -

This is mental. I had to check that it wasn't April 1st. Well, I have low expectations anyway so I've not got anything to lose I guess. Alright Disney, let's do this!