Disney buys Lucasfilm and rights to Star Wars… Crazy!
Hey Battlefrontians! I hope all is well. There hasn’t been much to report on as of lately, so it’s been pretty quiet around here. Thank you to Scott as well for his generosity with the free giveaway he ran over the last few weeks! Congrats to those winners!
So, as you all have heard already, Disney has entered into an agreement to acquire LucasFilms, which has triggered the succession of the 7, 8 and 9th film in the Star Wars universe. I’m still trying to absorb and process this information so I haven’t really formed an opinion on this per say.. Don’t get me wrong, I am quite intrigued that they are planning on a 7th film, depending on the direction they take it in. I would love for them to go back to the Old Republic era and do something along the lines of Knights of the Old Republic!
I can’t wait to hear some of your opinions/speculation on what you think will happen!
An exciting new future featuring the continuation of the Star Wars movie saga was announced on October 30th, as the Walt Disney Company enters an agreement to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd from George Lucas. Backed by the global reach and brand stewardship strengths of Disney, the future of Star Wars is now under the direction of acclaimed film producer and studio executive Kathleen Kennedy, Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm. Kennedy and Disney plan a slate of new Star Wars feature films, beginning with the long-awaited Star Wars: Episode VII, targeted for release in 2015, followed by Episodes VIII and IX. Additional feature films are expected to continue the saga and grow the franchise well into the future.
Of course this means that LucasArts is now under the command of Disney as well, but what does this mean for Star Wars gaming in the future:
Disney stated that its present intent was for all employees at Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries to remain at their present positions. All projects are reported to still be on, as a LucasArts representative said that “for the time being, all projects are business as usual”
It doesn’t look like much will change for the moment.
Lets get those opinions rolling!!