Disney Acquires Star Wars Universe

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Movie News

USA, October 30—-With the Star Wars saga neatly finished, with George Lucas rich enough to blow his nose with $100 bills, it is now time to pass the torch to someone else—someone who will take this cultic series and nurture it. That person (or company) is none other than Walt Disney Studios.

Of course, it seems fitting that the company which operates around family-friendly entertainment should add this mega-corporation to its family. Disney practically owns many of the most popular television-based companies, such as ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar, the Muppets. I personally cannot think of a better company to care for Lucasfilm.

Here are three reasons we’re thrilled about this whole deal:

1) It’s Disney. Give me a break.

2) The last time Disney bought a major motion-picture studio, they went on to create one of the most bold and successful films seen for a long while.

3) This deal will ensure a secure place for the Star Wars films and will create a healthy, quality environment for future installments to be made.

Says Kathleen Kennedy, now-CEO of Lucasfilm, “Disney defines family entertainment and, in many ways, it’s the best company possible to take Star Wars into the future.” And speaking of the future, Disney already has plans to collaborate with Kennedy and Lucas to create a Star Wars 7. The release date: 2015, the same year Disney will release the second Avengers film. Wow, can this get any better!

For a guy like me who grew up going to Disney and watching the Star Wars originals, this is music to my ears. Star Wars music to be precise. The last time Disney acquired a mega film company (Marvel Studios), they made $1.5 billion in revenue off of one film alone. Think of the whole new world (or universe) Disney can take Star Wars to now that they have full access to its entire ensemble of characters, aliens, and starships. Theme park attractions, more fan-based one-on-one experiences, Star Wars weekends that are more advanced and interactive, a new trilogy; the possibilities are endless!

So what do you think? Is Lucas being hasty with this decision? Is Disney the perfect choice for this deal, or should Star Wars have gone to someone else? Comment and let us know what you think.

(George Lucas talks Disney deal)






  1. davidcastellani says:

    I LOVE the idea of new movies.

    However, time will tell if Disney will attempt to stay true in part to the original heritage of the original movies. Movies 1-3 were to bring Star Wars back into the mainstream, and my fear is if that trend continues, we will see happy bright iterations of star wars just meant for kids.

    I want them to make movies for adults, and then side projects for children, but give the kids something to grow into. Something for them to look forward to.

    What do you think?

    • davidc1776 says:

      I’m glad you feel that Disney has a chance to make something great out of this, since practically everyone else thinks this is a horrible thing and that Disney is going to absolutely ruin Star Wars forever. My theory is this: in 2008 when Disney bought Marvel everyone thought it was the end of the world just like now, however the Avengers was their first Marvel film….. we all see how outrageously popular it’s become. I sincerely think that Disney will create an awesome new trilogy.

      But yes, I do hope they go back to the kind of film-making that appealed to both kids and adults. That’s the thing that everyone loved about them, and that’s the wonderful thing about Disney movies, and that’s why I think Disney and Lucasfilm are the perfect match. I have read that they will follow the storyline of Luke, Leia, and Han. Which could be good, but could be bad. I’m just having faith they won’t utterly ruin it like everyone has predicted and that they will inspire a new generation of Star Wars fans, just as Lucas inspired the first generation over 30 years ago.

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