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This is all I gotta say about Disney purchasing LucasFilm and Episode 7 being a reality: It comes as no surprise that this happened, Disney and LucasFilm have had a licensing agreement for years, without it things like Star Tours, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and Star Wars Weekends would not be a thing. This has been a longstanding partnership between two entertainment powerhouses. George owns (owned) 100% of LucasFilm, and he’s not going to be around forever, so he might as well give his empire over to one that 1) has a longstanding relationship with successful entertainment and 2) will never run out of money. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. As for Episode 7: It cannot be worse than what we’ve already been given as “new” Star Wars. The problem with the prequels is that no one had the balls to tell George his shit stinks. You can see it in the special features for Episode 1. The film was made on the first and only draft of the script, in one featurette you see a discussion of the film after the first viewing. The people there are speechless and George says something to the effect of “I may have over reached here”. He openly admits in this conversation that something has gone horribly wrong in his film but can’t back out of it by this point in production - the plot is too complicated and the scenes are too dense to omit certain storylines. George is (was) the soul owner of LucasFilm, no one really had the power to challenge him by the time the prequels were made. He was a film powerhouse, no the rookie film maker he was when he made the original series. His lack of involvement might not be a bad thing. It’s also been said that it’s not fair to make the Disney and Marvel comparison because the Avengers franchise (and all super heroes therein) were uncharted territory, unlike the Star Wars universe and I think it’s unfair to use the word “uncharted” here. Sure, an Avengers film hadn’t been made by this point, but numerous mainstream Marvel films had. Fantastic Four (two films), X-Men (4 films), The (Bana) Hulk, Spider-Man (3 films) Daredevil (2 films - kind of), The Punisher (2 films), Blade (3 films), Ghostrider (2 films), a Marvel universe had already been established in film by the time Marvel Studios (and by extension, Disney) became involved in the movie franchise, and they turned it around. I just don’t think it’s fair to be dismissive at this point. It’s easy to groan and say “oh god not again” after what we got with the prequels, but the circumstances aren’t the same here. I understand the hesitation and the apprehension because we Star Wars fans have been treated very poorly in the past but this has the potential to be different. So why not be excited?! (And I can’t say this enough, these postquels could be total garbage, I accept this as a potential and reasonable outcome, I’m not saying these movies are guaranteed gold I’m just saying lets not shoot the idea down before its even had a chance to prove itself. And if it does suck, it can’t suck worse than Episode 1. So. Take solace in that.)
The main reaction of my dressing room was no. I think everyone is entitled to their own opinion though, whether they’re excited, neutral, or negative. I don’t care about star wars either way though.