Tuesday, 30 October 2012
STAR WARS EPISODE 7 COMING IN 2015 AS DISNEY ACQUIRES LUCASFILM
According to a breaking story at Comingsoon.net, Disney are in the process of acquiring Lucasfilm in its entirety, including rights to the Star Wars universe, Industrial Light and Magic, LucasArts, the works. This is a very interesting move with many aspects to consider, but the main one right now is the fact that Disney/LucasFilm will be releasing STAR WARS EPISODE 7 in 2015, with an unknown number of further Star Wars films to come.
This could go either way, really. While Disney's recent forays into Science Fantasy (Star Wars ain't Science Fiction, folks), namely stuff like the terribly marketed and cumbersome JOHN CARTER, have flopped spectacularly, the pull of the Star Wars universe, even tarnished by the trilogy of risible prequels, is still strong.
A new set of films would help to introduce a new generation to one of the most important cinematic franchises in history, while giving long-term fans a whole new slew of merchandise and whatnot to collect and enjoy. With classics now becoming ever more distant into the past, a new, fresh take on Star Wars could be good.
At least it's not going to be a bloody remake.
I'm guessing these films will take a direction of their own, thus completely invalidating decades of Star Wars Expanded Universe material. Or would they? Who knows? This story is still developing, so keep 'em peeled.
It could all turn out to be an even bigger train wreck than nonsense like ATTACK OF THE CLONES, so let's hope that the possible STAR WARS EPISODE 7 has more going for it than a Death Star shaped like Mickey Mouse.
READ DISNEY'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY CLICKING HERE!