New ‘Star Wars’ Film First Fruits of Disney’s LucasFilm Acquisition
The news has exploded today that not only has the Walt Disney Co. acquired Lucasfilm, but there is a NEW Star Wars movie now set to be released in 2015! And according to the official statement, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy will serve as executive producer, with George Lucas on-board as creative consultant.
That’s not all – apparently this could just be the tip of the iceberg, as more films are expected to follow, continuing the Star Wars saga and growing the franchise “well into the future”. The mind boggles.
So, we’re looking at what everyone is calling ‘Star Wars Episode 7’… as for what the story could entail, anything we come up with is mere speculation at this point.
But it got us thinking… with the Emperor and Darth Vader apparently killed in Episode 6 AKA Return of the Jedi, and the rebels having defeated the Empire with the help of the Ewoks… What could possibly be next? Well, considering it’s Disney, maybe some form of Ewok adventures? No? Too lame??
And looking beyond that, who will star? Could we see a return of Harrison Ford? What about Mark Hamil, who is looking like a shell of his former self these days? And can you imagine Carrie Fisher back in a slave girl outfit? Maybe not.
We could in fact be looking at a whole host of new actors, much like the more recent Star Trek reboot – well, it’d make sense, wouldn’t it? Or maybe a whole new generation could be introduced with Skywalker serving as some sort of Obi Wan Kenobi type. So many questions. So few answers… Let’s just hope they don’t involve the John Carter production team on this one, eh?
One thing is guaranteed, though; everyone will be talking about this for a while yet. The Twitter force appears to be strong today, and the site is rife with entertaining and hilarious tweets. Here are some of the best (and stay tuned for updates on this news as it breaks):
Professor Snape @_Snape_ “Now that Disney has bought Lucasfilm, I think we can all agree that we want to see Tony Stark kill Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars 7.”
@MrAlanSpencer “Expect to hear Jiminy Cricket singing “When you wish upon a Death Star.”
@comedyfish “I’ve already got the theme sorted: “Star Warrrrs. This is Staaar Warrrrs. You’re watching Staaaar Warrrrs, that’s what this is…”
@fudgecrumpet “So, Disney has bought Lucasfilm out… and we all thought the Empire didn’t win.”
@ditzkoff “Mr. Solo, my name is Nick Fury. I’d like to talk to you about something called The Avengers Initiative.” #DisneyStarWars
@iowahawkblog #disneystarwars “They could remake Old Yeller with Jar Jar Binks and give it a happy ending.”
@JRhodesPianist “Star Wars on Ice is less than 3 years away. No doubt somehow involving Simon Cowell. God help us.” #DisneyStarWars
@ObsoleteDogma “These Aren’t the 101 Dalmatians You’re Looking For.” #disneystarwars
@ryanbeckwith “Chewbaccerella.” #disneystarwars