Disney to make new 'Star Wars' movies, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas

  • Article by: RYAN NAKASHIMA , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 8:18 PM

LOS ANGELES - A decade since George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it would buy Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion.

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rschildkOct. 30, 12 3:21 PM

Well, now we can kiss the Star Wars/Indiana Jones franchises goodbye. Disney destroys everything they get their greedy money-grubbing hands into (look at what they are doing to Apple, Inc. now that they have 4 seats on the Board.) We will get endless Star Wars crossovers with the Disney Princess franchise, the Disney street-wise puppies franchise, the Disney tween-pop-idol franchise (god help us) and all the other McMovie crap they churn out, at $39.95 a piece (get your's NOW before they go back into the VAULT!!!!!) I guess George Lucas has finally given up and surrendered to the Empire.

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davidtbrooksOct. 30, 12 4:25 PM

Curious about what Disney Star Wars will be like? See: John Carter.

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erikj3Oct. 30, 12 4:27 PM

If Disney were smart they'd rerelease the original Star Wars trilogy with no digital trickery. They're great movies and deserve to be seen by new audiences in their unaltered form.

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drposterOct. 30, 12 4:38 PM

I can see it now, Justin Bieber as Luke or Leia's son.

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rajaman04Oct. 30, 12 4:40 PM

They might want to start by re-making episodes 1-3 first.

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atoonceOct. 30, 12 4:41 PM

What a blessed life George Lucas has lived. Imagine selling off your idea for millions and being so rich and successful, that your biggest worry is your legacy?

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vansdadOct. 30, 12 4:45 PM

Nnnnnnoooooooooooo..........

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atoonceOct. 30, 12 4:46 PM

In mild defense of Disney...now that our kids are old enough to watch the Disney channel, I am forced to watch along at times. Yes it's basic sitcom junk. But if I let down a little bit of my cynicism, some of it is pretty funny and well written. Star Wars was never perfect, can Disney really wreck it that much? Maybe they will come up with some good ideas too. And do we really need any more Indiana Jones movies? Only if they are good...

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JRHasbro21Oct. 30, 12 5:50 PM

Yeah I'm not really worried that Disney could tarnish the Star Wars legacy any more than Lucas did with episodes 1-3.

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nkuhlmanOct. 30, 12 5:54 PM

Industrial Light and Magic in the 70s and 80s set the definitive standard for what sci-fi looks like. Nothing to come along since then has done better. CGI == BS: a solution in search of a problem. RIP Ralph McQuarrie.

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