With the announcement that The Walt Disney Company has purchased Lucasfilm, half of the Internet is very nervous that Disney could monkey around with the property and ruin it completely. We’ve taken a moment to reflect on the pros and cons of this concern, and have discovered five ways Disney could both ruin and improve the Star Wars movies at the same time.
Tinfoil hats abound on the internet right now about the bombshell revelation that George Lucas is selling LucasArts, ILM and his lucky R2D2 boxer shorts to Disney for over 4 billion dollars (that’s with a ‘B’, and that’s also more money than Stephen and I have ever SEEN in our cumulative 8 decades on the planet.) Given all the various permutations involved, it’s easy to find something to love or hate about this situation, and there are already people brayint that the Golden Age of Star Wars is over. (Most of them are writing it “starwars”, though, so I ignore them for improper formatting.) Here in the QOTD, though, we try to keep on the sunnier side of life, even when Pete got turned into a horny toad, and the panoramic vistas of the how-awesome-could-this-be future are stretching out before us like Eel O’Brien mud-wrestling Ralph Dibny and Reed Richards at the Hooters in Ottumwa, Iowa…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for the snark of the internet, asking: What are you most looking forward to if/when the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm goes through?
Here is a holy crap moment, and yet another reminder, why I need to spend every minute of my day glued to the Intardwebz instead of attending meetings for my RWJ. The Walt Disney Company has purchased Lucasfilm.
The Angry Bird franchise has never been against exploring new opportunities with the likes of Angry Birds Rio, Seasons, and even the Bad Piggies spin off. Even after all of those I didn’t think they could out do themselves, but then they go do something like this and totally prove me wrong. Take the jump for Rovio’s first glimpse into the upcoming Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay.
Executive Producer George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation present Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Four, coming to high-definition Blu-ray Disc and DVD on October 23rd. Featuring stunning high-definition animation as well as a host of behind-the-scenes bonus materials, the complete collection explores the untold stories of “a galaxy far, far away” and reveals the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.
After an unsuccessful rebel attempt to rescue Onderon’s true king, Ramsis Dendup, an unexpected ally steps forward to halt Dendup’s execution and aid the rebel cause in “The Soft War,” airing this Saturday, October 20th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
Since starting here at Major Spoilers I have been exposed to a multitude of different properties, truths, and generes that I most likely never would have been. One of those is works from foreign countries, more specifically those coming from the Far East. So combine my new-found curiosity and my love of Star Wars and you can see why this fan-made video left my drooling. You need to watch this.
Supervised by Ahsoka, the Onderon rebels infiltrate the capital and carry out a series of strikes on targets throughout the city. As the Separatist-aligned king comes under increasing pressure to deal with the growing rebellion, the rebels choose a new leader in “Front Runners,” airing this Saturday, October 13th at 9:30am ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
Earlier today we told you about the pending Angry Birds Star Wars edition, with the hint that new merchandise would arrive ahead of the November 08, 2012 release. Hasbro sent Major Spoilers a rundown of some of the things we’ll see in stores over the next year.
LucasFilm sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of this weekend’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode that marks the start of the Rebellion.