Some thoughts on the acquisition, good and bad.
- George Lucas will no longer write or direct the sequels himself. Hallelujah and well done, Disney.
- I’m sure we’re all hoping any new Star Wars sequels will be little more Pirates of the Caribbean, and a little less Prince of Persia or John Carter(though either way, they’ll make boat-loads of money internationally).
- Thankfully, it’s now very unlikely that there will ever be another Star Wars movies where “killing younglings” or spousal abuse is a major plot point.
- Likewise, Star Wars (the major theatrical releases, anyway) probably won’t be going in a dark, edgy, PG-13 direction any time soon, either. Sorry, fans.
- Disney has had great success with Marvel. However, selling Marvel properties meant remaking old 1960s throwback comic characters and introducing them to mainstream audiences. Star Wars and it’s various fandoms has been a pretty well-known subset of pop culture for the past 30 years. Paramount had luck at the box office rebooting Star Trek, but they royally cheesed off a big part of the fan base by screwing with the story’s time line.
- Is Leia now a Disney Princess?
- What about retribution for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls?
I think the best possible outcome is that fans of the Holy Trilogy, now closing in on 40 and with ‘younglings’ of their own, will finally be able to enjoy the same SW movies their kids are watching .
I endorse pretty much everything Libby says here.