Disney Buys the rights to Star Wars and plans to have Star Wars Episode VII out by 2015….Wait What?
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Prepare yourself! Kingdom hearts will now have Darth vader… oO
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Mark Hamills face looks like hell, will he even be alive in 2015?
well obviously connecting the original 3 films is at one point necessary, really just something like establishing the new generation aspiring to the ones who saved the galaxy, like the newer Jedi’ training under say… Luke’s children, or even Luke’s children themselves; but having that out of the way, an original story… HELL YES!!!!!
Completely agree that the new films should be Old Republic era based. I cannot see any possible storyline that could work in a post Return of the Jedi universe unless they are going to follow the Skywalker clan further meaning Han and Leia’s children, Luke rebuilding the Jedi in the old Massassi Temple on Yavin, Boba Fett (Spoiler alert) hunting down the Solo family for vengeance….I can’t foresee any other storyline possible. My biggest fear is that I have this horrific…truly terrifying image of Effron and Bieber, or just other likewise children based stars, in leading roles…..and they’re going to fit a song in somewhere…..the thought makes me shudder. Any other thoughts Joe?
Disney bought Star Wars?!?
I’m open to the idea – Disney/StarWars. I love the original Star Wars trilogy. I watched those movies as a kid(8-9 years old). With that said, having Disney work on this will not tamper with the original targeted audience in my opinion. A reboot is needed. Is Disney the right fit? The right fit for who – The new generation, or the old? When I look at what they did with The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I just imagine how epic they could tell a story in the Star Wars universe. Face it everyone, Star Wars will never be the same as the original trilogy.. EVER. No matter who takes over. It will either be good, ok or bad, it will not bring you back to your child hood as everyone wants it to do.
NO NO NO NO NO… Im tired of all the Pre New Hope movies, games, cartoons etc… It’s time to tell the fate of the New Republic post ROTJ. The Yuuzhan Vong are a step in the right direction however, I think the best idea is the story of Jacen and Jaina Solo and Ben Skywalker. Jacen turning to the Darkside and Lukes fall from grace in the New Republic for letting it happen could be a great story arc.
1 reason SW is cool: Lightsabers
Joe said something in his kinect star wars review.He said that “in till George Lucas sells out the star wars franchise again I will see you on the next angry joe show.” You were right angry joe you were right.
In my opinion if you like the prequels or Lucas’s work you have a major lack of interest in anything decent or special that the Star Wars films ever attempted to achieve. You lot will do well with Disney and their racist, money grabbing ideology.
I guess I’ll come clean here: I…I kinda liked the Star Wars prequels, or at least the idea behind them. The Clone Wars cartoon rocked my pants clean of, at least.
That being said, I have high hopes that the mouse will make this work. Disney is usually a good bet when it comes to quality entertainment.
Now, one more thing, Disney: Thrawn movie triology. Go!
Wow prequels are a total piece of shit, it takes courage to admit you like it. The clone wars cartoon sucked too, it was more dragon ball than star wars, one Jedi destroying and army of droids alone etc. I think Mace Windu owned an army in one of the episodes alone… WTF did they need the clone army for? Just send in one Jedi. :/ Prequels have no story, no character development (which is surprising since movies 2 and 3 are supposed to build Anakin’s character and are basically only about him and yet we don’t get to know him at all), the acting is the worst, the dialogue is the worst, action sucks, Anakin’s falling to the dark side is a joke, the final scene with Frankenstein in the third movie is just sad… Come on!
please look this is the other side, think about that!
If we get GOOD star wars movies and the trade offs are some silly tie-in games, Its a good trade off in my opinion. My concerns lie in the Books and Games though that exist, like Star Wars 1313, does Disney get their paws on that too? or is the majority of LucasArts safe from this deal? And the books, will we be seeing them just TOSS out the history of all the books, there are 40+ years of novels out there, that expand the History of Star Wars, and though Joe doesn’t like the Yuuzhan Vong War, it was a major factor in several big characters lives. Hell Luke had a son during those events, but its my opinion, I’d like them to try and continue the movies, I’m sure they can get really good replacement actors and have the originals come in and help them get the little niche parts of the role down pat, but only time will tell…
Hopefully they give the role of Anakin Skywalker to Justin Bieber. *Is ashamed of self*
Why am I not surprised Disney owns Marvel too? I barely found that out yet I should have known! They screwed up the Marvel franchise! First of all they put Chris Evans as Captain America and The Human Torch! There in the same alternative universe! Don’t tell me their twins *Fakes shock* also the story process on Thor sucked too. Now their going to totally–and I mean totally screw up Starwars. They are surely going to put some talentless disney star instead of bringing in a new talented actor such as what Lucas did with Harrison Ford. They are going to family friend it pg-13 *rolls eyes* and defiantly butcher the potential. Ask yourself can they really tell you everything that happens inbetween episode 6-7? Can they get all the lore and crap down? I doubt it. Disney is one of the top franshises of all time, they have the money to make things happen, but can they accomplish our expectations?
No offense but no matter what Disney makes it wont be good enough to diehard fans(not one myself) Theyre expectations are just too high. Plus Animefans506 with how bad the Fantastic Four movies were I really doubt anyone is insane enough to make another one.
Fox owns the movie rights for Fantastic Four so it wasnt Disney fault for casting him as Torch besides that happened before Disneys acquisition. Fox still owns the movie rights and they are rebooting the fantastic four franchise, so no twins,
Im stoked on episode7, Lucas already screwed up star wars I hope disney will give it to some one who knows what star wars was all about.
I dont know witch would be better. A Dysney-ed dumped Star-Wars or Jar-jar Binks in 3d. As for Dysney is a leading empire Dysney would say.:
- Look I am your father… … and your mother… and… your little pet… oh and your mobile app… etc etc etc.
please no 3D
first time i really whole heartedly disagreed with joe . you do a great show man , i love your game reviews but youa re wrong on this.
1. the prequels were not that horrible, they really weren’t any differnt than teh originals , in writing and effects , so you might as well call teh original’s garbage too.
2. i’m nto sure disney is a good move here .. seriously i jsut don’t disney puling off any thign more meaningful
3. I don’t see why any one wants the series to get ruined further by adding more movies onto it. sure they may be good but in the end it jsut down plays the “specialness” on the original movies.
now off topic , I hope for f—s sake that episode 7 has a female main. way way back in the day lucas had originally planed on having luke as a female character , but changed that when he added the character leia to the story . so seeing a female jedi main char would be awsome .. not to forget female jedi are hot !
get past the weird side plot of these videos and just focus on the reviews….these explain why the prequels were extremely bad. they go really in depth and cover everything i could think of as to why the prequels failed as movies compared to the original star wars.
If they start putting Disney stars in these films (aka Miley Cyrus and so on) I’m going to vomit lightsabers. No joke.
Luke SkyWalker re building the jedi order.
He has become an Alec Guiness mentor character.
Loads of cool young new trainee jedi.
Less CGI, more Animatronic Puppets.
Have Guillermo del Toro direct and bring his amazing puppetry and designs skills. ( Hellboy 2 )
Joss Whedon writes the dialogue.
Get some top martial artists to do the fight scenes.
Get Actors who will be asked to ACT!
Ask George to wait outside on this one.
It’s not Knights of the old republic, it’s Knights of the New Republic (This will either be Vong, Darth Caedus or possibly the One Sith) And I hope to god, or satan or any deity that cares about games and movies that this shit WILL be true to the books of the EU, New Jedi Order, Legacy of the Force and hopefully Fate of the Jedi as well.
I don’t care who does them all I want is solid true-to-the-fans-story.
Good Drama, storywriting and lightsaber fights.
No necessary side-kicks or effect-wars to cover the entire screen.
Last but not least… Kyle Katarn
Pretty sure I read somewhere they won’t be adapting any novels or interfering with any of the EU so that means way into the future at LEAST 150 years since Star wars legacy (comics) took place in like 137 ABY or something. Even then skywalkers are still around so ya 200+ more likely. It all depends if the books still sell. If the latest books don’t really sell that many copies anymore wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t s*** all over the EU and just retcon the whole thing post ROTJ. Rebooting would give an easier jumping off point for new people interested in reading the novels. I mean right now no one can pick up a random post ROTJ novel and have ANY idea WTF is going on. Like hand someone a book from the latest fate of the jedi and ask them to figure it out lol have fun. So ya I’m afraid the EU is ripe for rebooting…it makes financial sense if the books don’t sell that well anymore. I hope not I really do like the EU. I’ve been reading it for 10 plus years.
I know I got kind of chocked up at the end of legacy (novel) when *spoiler* Jaina kills Jacen and is sitting there with his head in her lap. It’s pretty heart wrenching when you’ve lived with these characters for 10 or 20 years depending when you jumped into the EU. The EU isn’t all great (especially some of the 90′s output) but it isn’t worth completely destroying either. Couldn’t disagree more with Joe about the YV they were great villains. Masochistic religious zealots from another galaxy, with a supreme hatred for machines, that have organic tech that wouldn’t feel out of place in a H.P. Lovecraft novel lol That being said they wouldn’t translate to film very well.
KNIGHTS OF THE OLD FUCKING REPUBLICCCCC!!1!!!!1
forget old republic, what I,II,and III was missing was Han effing Solo, X-wing and Wedge Antilles!!!!! If Ford refuses to play Solo, they need to kidnap him and make him go back “to mars”!! I love you Harrison, but you must come full circle!!
I don’t know what to think with this one. My knowlage of Star Wars, Disney, and business in general is not grand enough at this time to really flesh out my reasons why I think this is bad beyond just having a bad feeling. Still, what is the opening line going to be if it does take place 100 to 1000 years from Episode 6? Happening now in a galaxy far, far away?
Perhaps the feeling I have is related in how I always saw the movies. I always saw them as so prehistoric, yet futuristic at the same time. Almost like The Jetsons colonizing a planet developing somewhere between the end of the dinosaurs and the beginning of Man. People on many planets with their structures, yet very few having something that might look like New York City. Sure, there are exceptions like Cloud City, but most of the time it seems to favor smaller settlements, or makeshift bases.
Now, we are taking that, and allowing somewhere between a century and a millenia of progress to happen. Perhaps my real problem is… after what is sure to be a massive shift in scenery and technology, maybe number 7 shouldn’t be number 7 at all, but something like the Neo Empire Chronicles, or something of the sort.
REALLY! I thought Lucas did well with his series. Now that I hear the fact that it will be taken over by Disney!… man, my only thought is that will this movie be as good, in my opinion, as all the other films? I like the original trilogy and the 2nd trilogy just explained how the Empire formed and how they used to be this great republic with a bunch of Jedi knights, I like all the movies. Anakin was turned into Darth Vader and… you know the whole Star Wars story was about Anakin and how he went through all these changes to become the greatest Jedi in the galaxy and blah blah blah you should know the rest. Anyways I agree, why screw with a perfectly good series of movies and try to add more into it and as I stated earlier, its about ANAKIN and how he becomes DARTH VADER. In fact, I think the most important characters in the movie are DARTH VADER, ANAKIN SKYWALKER, PALPATINE, and LUKE SKYWALKER. The whole Star Wars story, again, in my opinion, is about Darth Vader being manipulated to the dark side by Palpatine and their lust for power and revenge… and I completely understand how Anakin wanted these powers to save Pad’me but his mind was twisted and he killed her in anger. These 4 characters make the movie… without these characters and if the events that happened in all the movies didn’t happen… we really wouldn’t have a story now would we. No, we would just have a piled up mess of unbalanced thoughts and ideas. This is my opinion and i’m sorry if this sounds like i’m complaining, writing a review, or whatever you may think it is, but this is just my honest, detailed opinion on Star Wars and why there should not be an episode seven unless they can some array of logical events that happen after episode 6 and tie them into the new ideas of episode 7. Thank you.
Sweet im looking forward to the next star wars movie as DISNEY have done some Great Action movies in the past lick Pirates of the Caribbean but at the same time to i hope thay dont goof this one up lol by making it more of a kids movie
$ 4 BILLION DOLLARS!
$ FOUR BIIIILLILLIION DOLLLARS!@
well, half in Disney stock.. but.. sheesh..
Disney has gone mad, they better be as good as the TOR videos… to make that much money back..
YOU’RE ACTUALLY HAPPY ABOUT THIS!!! WTF!!!
“You have failed me for the last time”.
SERIOUSLY???!!! IT’S FREAKING DISNEY!!! CAN YOU EVEN COMPREHEND HOW BADLY THEY’RE GOING TO WARP THIS???!!! I mean, sure, a new Star Wars film (I played the Sith Marauder and Sith Sorcerer stories before quitting SWTOR), but DISNEY! Epic Vader NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Honestly, I like movies that I can watch over and over again without it getting ANCIENT, and Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings had that quality. Listen, please, Joe: THE DISNEY MARVEL MOVIES DO NOT HAVE THAT QUALITY!!!!!
Sorry, but I am in a rage about this.
Don’t know anything about Star Wars, but Disney did Pirates of the Caribbean, so they’re not all Mickey Mouse and cute stuff.
1. I want to see a Monkey Island animation
2. Keyblade vs Lightsaber action
3. Gumiship vs Deathstar
4. Kyle Katarn series
And a big BIIIIIG thank you Disney for not ruening the sequl novels!!!!!!!!!
And pls no more SW lego animation shorts plsssss….
It is more painful than watching jar jar 24/7
monkey island belongs to telltale games and technically they made a monkey island film(pirate of the caribbean). Kyle Katarn? really?
He s a great character, and diserve a chance on the air:P
According to a yahoo news report I read, George Lucas tweeted these “hints” after the announcement:
” It takes place a few decades after “Return of the Jedi,” continues the story of Luke Skywalker, and would deal with the rebuilding of the republic.”
I feel a remake coming on after 7… Disney will release seven… We’ll get a Beber-like main male protagonist to play the post-war Skywalker or some tween-like female lead as a love interest. It’ll be rated PG-13… and have more CGI than a bad syfy original movie.
That is my prediction anyway.
Since they haven’t released any information on who is writing the script or who the director is, we really have no basis of how terri-err- *cough* how this will turn out. I’ll not hold my breath. If it’s released and it’s bad ass, at least I can be surprised and delighted! If I let myself get excited and it sucks hardcore, I’ll just feel disappointed and sad for the any future of Star Wars. So I’m gonna start respectfully pessimistic.
Wait. I didn’t curse in this post…
Well shit. How about that!
The original trilogy was released on DVD in it’s original form. I have it, it’s on a bonus discs
Ya but the transfer is awful (it’s just a poor laserdisk rip the VHS ones that came out a couple years before the special editions were better quality) also those DVD’s were also limited edition’s. I could be wrong.
I’d love to see a noir-like StarWars spinoff. Kind of a nazi-hunting.. but against Sith lords!
Star Wars 1313
i dont worry so much about the movies as long as disney dont interefrere witht he storyline and the books from author , i dont want to see a new species of alien base off of mickey mouse, but im more worry about the games, will there ever be a GOOD game that is mature rated or close to one like republic commando , if there IS EVEN A GAME ,if not then starwar is screwed because games is what attract people more then movies and the storyline being true and independently lucasart without disney interference is what keep starwars being starwars…if disney dont make games and write new storyline but rather let lucas art and the original people handle it their way by themself then we have hope.. yeah plz read this angryjoe and tell me what u think
Not sure what to say, that wasn’t said already. I appreciated the Prequel Trilogy (maybe except for the last one) and I definitely will watch the upcoming movies. Of course The Old Republic trailer-like movie would just blow me away, but I’d rather see some continuity of events that took place in Sequel Trilogy. Mostly I hope that Disney would finally do something about The Force Unleased (let’s close this chapter and make the last piece of game trilogy the best of the trilogy). About the movies? Not sure how Disney would fit any crossover in such a big world but they can do it kids-friendly or just plain stupid like Ultimate Spider-Man As stated before – either ultra epic or just plain shit.
If I were to write a letter to Mr. Lucas in thanks for all that the great things he did for the franchise, it would definitely be similar to this
the second major disaster to strike the east coast
Hmm let me see:
Iron Man 3
Ohh seahh total disaster
Man I wish they would make an Old Republic movie
Joe, Disney did ruin Marvel in some points.
Watch Ultimate Spiderman and you’ll see the awful thing it was done. And worse… upcoming Phineas and Ferb crossover with Marvel.
Here. This are some stuff Disney managed to ruin Marvel/
Joe. Thank you for not acting like an ass. Thats not me trying to be an asshole its me being thankful that you are being rational compared to the psychotic ranting on Facebook. Seriously man, thank you.
Guys, oh my gods…
Star Wars could well feature in the Kingdom Hearts series now. Depending on your point of view, this is either the most horrible thing to ever be conceived, or the best thing to happen ever.
I offer no opinion, but either way, it’s either going to be epic, or just hilarious to watch crash and burn.
That is redundant as hell, bro. there are already enough Star Wars elements in Kingdom Hearts considering the Keyblade Wars in game. Not to mention Mark Hamil voicing the keyblade hero in the KH prequals. What was that game again? Birth By Sleep?
Got some odd news for you. Turns out that George Lucas had a bit of a saavy alterior motive for selling off Lucasfilm/Star Wars to Disney.
GEORGE LUCAS SELLS TO DISNEY TO AVOID BIG OBAMA TAX HIKE
There are only two options: this will be super-great, or ultra-shit.
WILL NOT BE ON BOOKS. SO END THOSE DREAMS NOW
The books are based off the movies. The movies are FAR superior. Why would disney, a company with plenty of amazing writers (Joe mentions them) resort to the books? That’s stupid. They’re either going to make the movies amazing, or they’ll be shit, book or not.
Sounds like someone has never actually read the EU stuff. Yes much of it is crap (the 90′s wasn’t kind) but go read the Thrawn trilogy or anything that author wrote in the SW universe. Many of the NJO novels are great. The second half of legacy of the force is also quite good. It’s not some magnum shift in quality. People like to just shove Dark Empire, crystal star and the callista trilogy in peoples face and close the case. The EU is Huge and has many great stories.
Also, I don’t think saying he wont do Star Wars again wasn’t a money making scheme. I think he just got overwhelmed by the negative reviews that the thought of returning to Star Wars was bitter. He’s probably had time to cool off by now as no one really talks that much about Star Wars. Unless it’s about much they hate SWTOR.
I had absolutely no idea how to react when I heard this on the radio in traffic on the way home. Why Disney? Why oh why is it Disney? That just makes me afraid in just so many ways. In my mind I was hoping that someone like Nolan would direct the movie, using adult themes that the kids can still enjoy.
And I totally agree, the Old Republic needs a freaking movie.
could be good could be bad, so far disney has not over done pixar or marvel,as you said so this could be good.
on a side not I want a kotor 3, GIVE US KOTOR 3 !!!