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Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ManagerJosh, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Disney (DIS) is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion, adding the legendary Star Wars franchise to the entertainment giant's stable of characters. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Founder George Lucas.

    The buyout ranks among one of the largest ever made by Disney. It's fourth behind the $19.7 billion, $7.6 billion and $5.2 billion buyouts of Capital Cities/ABC in 1995, Pixar in 2006 and Fox Family in 2001, respectively, says S&P Capital IQ. It tops the $3.96 billion Disney paid for Marvel in August 2009.

  2. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    more info to include stating that Episode 7 will be out in 2015.

  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    2 billion in cash. I mean... just... wow... just try to imagine that... you go to bed one night, and wake up the next morning with 2 billion in your bank...
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  5. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    I sense a worried feeling in the force. Worried that Disney is going to jack this thing to hell! I'd love to see Star Wars continued, especially for my generation (when I saw Star Wars it was already several decades old).
  6. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Thought it was 4 billion...?

    This comes as a shock to me, honestly. Less of a fan now, disney is going to KILL this franchise.
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    2 billion cash, 2 billion in shares
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  8. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Ah, gotcha :3
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    *is shocked and slightly saddened by this news, only to be happily distracted by the news of Kim Kardashian's SECOND flick. Christmas come early?
  10. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    This means Disney now controls Marvel, Pixar (which was originally a LucasFilm subsidiary), ABC, ESPN, LucasArts, A+E, Disney Channel, along with their merchandising. For those screaming Disney will ruin Star Wars, I actually see this as a good portfolio acquisition for Disney, as well as a good cultural match. They understand the value of brands better than any other entertainment company.

    Most of these type of companies are conglomerates of entertainment subsidiaries anyway -- Sony (Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Columbia Records, Epic Records, RCA Records, TriStar, Screen Gems, Stage 6, etc.), Viacom (Paramount, Nickelodeon, MTV), Time Warner, NBCUniversal / Comcast. Though, Disney has seen a steady increase in revenue over the last few years.
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  11. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    And to think, people called me an idiot years ago when I said "ewoks on ice" would put asses on seats. What could be more magical.
  12. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Wow... speechless.

    I for one am more optimistic than negative. We have all wished for years that there was a story after Luke's defeat of the emperor. I hope Disney respects the responsibility it now has to millions of fans worldwide and delivers quality. Fingers crossed!
  13. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Movie 7,8, and 9

    They plan to have another trilogy. Lucas will be hands on for all three, but you figure Disney now has the final word.
  14. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  15. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member


    Basically Lucas planned Star Wars in three trilogies, and he ever told, that he never will do the last three.

    So, Disney will so this. That is really good to hear. They have enough brain to make good Films.
  16. BlackJacket

    BlackJacket Well-Known Member

    I don't know why all the hate. Disney has been working with George Lucas for over 20 years with regards to the Star Wars franchise. I think they get it...
  17. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    This will be great. Maybe even a reboot.
    I am all for rebooting the entire series.

    It worked for Star Trek and would work for Star Wars.
  18. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    They already stated there will be an Episode 7, 8 and 9. That implies continuation not reboot.
  19. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    I know & I am looking forward to it.
    The question is: will episode 7 include the original actors?
    Lucas originally wanted them to return 30 or so years later to reprise their roles.
  20. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    This source so far says it's an original story, not an actual continuation.

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