Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga.

Disney buys Lucasfilm.

Time to get working on those Episode 7 teaser posters.

I'd love to hear more about this - - did the failure of The Old Republic play a factor?  Did he realize how pathetic it was that after years of The Clone Wars, they still hadn't developed a single compelling character or vehicle, and had to resort to two Darth Mauls?  Is this the best thing to come out of the failure of John Carter?  Is the 1313 footage for a game that was already hopelessly outdated?  Did even the WB turn down the mythical Star Wars tv show?

3 comments:

  1. Will this mean that Star Wars will actually get more of kid market appeal than the prequels?

    If Disney's purchase of Marvel has taught us anything, its to expect Parody Posters, so thanks for the heads up.

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  2. This process to buy Star Wars must have been several months to a year in the making, to work out all the details. Hmmmm.....I always thougt it was strange that Disney dumbed down "John Carter" for kids--removing all the adult themes, violence and nudity of the source material---yet, when the movie was released there were no toys, action figures, happy meals---any of the usual trappings for a dumbed down kids movie by Disney. Why dumb it down if they didn't plan to go after the kids like they do for all of their films? I now highly suspect that half way into production of "John Carter" here comes Lucas asking if Disney wants to buy Star Wars---and suddenly John Carter is virtually abandoned, with no quality control, no marketing, no merchandising to the kids. Because when they knew they had the whole Star Wars universe coming their way, Disney didn't want to put in any more effort into trying to turn John Carter into a series as originally planned. Which makes sense to me as to why it wasn't handled in the usually Disney manner like their other succuessful film series. To me, now we know, lol.

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  3. I don't believe Disney "dumbed down" John Carter, it simply isn't apropos to market a nude space barbarian flick to kids.

    The lack of marketing and merchandising fell largely on the shoulders of Disney exec Rich Ross, who "stepped down" (forced, I'm sure) after botching the release.

    Though, I completely agree that they may have foreseen that with Star Wars on the way--there was no reason to bother with a proper send off for Carter.

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