Hey guys! Long time no see!
I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this news. Personally, I'm not thrilled at all about this deal.
Yes, taking the Star Wars licence out of Lucas' hands is probably a good thing. But so many things COULD go terribly wrong following this deal that I'm incline to dissapproove right now (even though Lucas doesn't give a Rancor's behind about what I think).
First of all, Disney? For real? I don't think it's the best company to own all of Lucasfilms, and especially Star Wars. Yes, Disney has been good for some companies and licences that they acquired in the late years (PotC, Pixar, Marvel), but it is also the same company that gave us so many "direct-to-DVD" sequels and movies that were lamer than lame (Air Bud
anyone? Beverly Hills Chihuahua
?). And if Disney is willing to produce not-so-good sequels for classics like Lady and the Tremp
, you can bet that a Star Wars not-so-good sequel could happen one day.
Also, how would you guys feel if Disney decided to do what's popular right now in the film industry and "reboot" the whole series? New Han (played by Zach Efron), new Leia (I'm thinking Amanda Bines here) and totally pimp out new Luke (how about one of the Jonas Brothers?). Oh, and The Rock could play Darth Vader...
Another thing that could really go down the drain would be the merchandising. Sure, Lucas did put the Star Wars name on a lot of things, and some products were pretty crappy. But have you noticed lately that alot of dollar stores are filled with crappy toys and other products with Disney's Princesses or Lightning McQueen on them? If MegaBlocks tells Disney that they will gave them a higher pourcentage for the licence to produce the Star Wars building sets, do you really think Disney will stay with the "better quality" company?
In short, maybe I'm just being negative here, but I see a lot more things that could go wrong with Star Wars than things that might be going better after this deal.