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Ok Why can't we get this love for a Star Trek movie geez? Is Disney for real? This all smacks of the Marvel model they are using now, and it's working there, so why not here two? I mean you still have the main storyline, then have a few side stories that link back tot he main story. I love the idea, and I hope they can pull it off.

But what stories will we see? Does anyone have an idea what they might be planning? Spoilers please lol.

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# 2
11-16-2012, 12:07 PM
The quote says they want Lucasfilm to make 2-3 movies per year, not necessarily Star Wars. That could also includes Indiana Jones, or remakes/sequels to a number of one-off properties like Willow or (God forbid) Howard the Duck. Good lord, that's a scary thought. Quick, somebody find out if Lucasfilm still has the rights to Howard the Duck, because if Disney has the rights to make a sequel to that, the world is doomed.

It could also involve assembly line disposable straight-to-DVD junk that Disney's quite prolific at. And let's also not forget that Disney is no stranger to remastering their remastered remasters.

Third possibility: It could involve using Lucasfilm to produce films for other Disney properties. Between the new studio facilities and owning ILM, one of those 3 films could be going towards (for example) a faster release schedule for Marvel films.


Disney got more in this deal than just Star Wars, and remember, marking is everything to Disney. It's not just the movies, but the toys and everything else they can slap a logo on and sell at Wal Mart. Why make three Star Wars movies with one toy line when you can make Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Labyrinth all with their own separate toy lines?

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# 3
11-16-2012, 12:15 PM
That's a good point, I forgot about the other brands under the Lucas name. But still one can only hope they give Star Wars the Marvel treatment.
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# 4
11-16-2012, 12:49 PM
If it is all star wars films, then the difference is marvel films all use at least one big name character with decades of history.

when you watch iron man you are watching an iron man movie not a marvel movie.

while starwars is certainly big enough, it will almost certainly have to be new characters that we have never heard from before so they just become 'star wars' films and that might oversaturate the market for that type of film.

if they no longer feel special, and there is no immediate connection to the characters then it might work against them.

then again they are often made as kids films, and probably more so with the disney brand so they should still do well.

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# 5
11-16-2012, 12:58 PM
El Pollo Diablo!! The daemon chicken! The movie!
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# 6
11-16-2012, 01:23 PM
The sad reality about Disney buying Lucas, in light of the above:

Disney WOULD seriously consider doing a "reboot" of Howard the Duck....with the seemingly endless stable of tween wannabe pop stars.....

Also, does anyone remember the books based off Willow that had Lucas listed as one of the "co-authors"? Yeah, I had those....still have the last one buried somewhere...
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# 7
11-16-2012, 01:36 PM
After checking, it's not clear if Lucasfilm still has the film rights to Howard the Duck, but what is clear: If they don't, Marvel does, so Disney has it anyway. And so the sixth seal has been opened.


Oh, and worse: Howard the Duck is part of the Marvel Universe, and could potentially be included in the shared continuity. He even had an Iron Man suit at one point, which raises all kinds of horrifying possibilities.

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# 8
11-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Think the Jar Jar CGI, paint his nose orange, the rest of him white and subtract pants.

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Be very, very afraid.
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# 9
11-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by hevach View Post
After checking, it's not clear if Lucasfilm still has the film rights to Howard the Duck, but what is clear: If they don't, Marvel does, so Disney has it anyway. And so the sixth seal has been opened.


Oh, and worse: Howard the Duck is part of the Marvel Universe, and could potentially be included in the shared continuity. He even had an Iron Man suit at one point, which raises all kinds of horrifying possibilities.

Which raises this question: What in the nine hells was Marvel thinking when they made this dud? Were they high, drunk, stoned, or a combination of the above?
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# 10
11-16-2012, 02:07 PM
He was silver age weirdness. A lot of strange, strange things happened in those days, and he doesn't even manage to be one of the most weird.

For some reason he's never quite disappeared, but he's not exactly given a good break of it. In Civil War, he actually tried to register under the Superhuman Registration Act, and the government told him they hated him so much they didn't even want him to register. Aside from a short-lived superteam with She-hulk and some other knockoff characters he's only been an occasional background character or cheap gag.
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