Unlike most of the internet, I’m glad that Disney bought Lucasfilm. George had a good run. He made something amazing and has kept it thriving since ’77, but it’s time to move on. No one wanted to see Phantom Menace in 3D, the box office proved that. What we want is something new. Something excited. Something that took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. While George Lucas won’t do that, Disney will.
Here are a few reasons while yesterday’s news made me excited:
- Disney knows what they’re doing. They’ve been doing it for a while. Not to mention they have an unlimited cash flow behind them.
- Just because they purchased Lucasfilms doesn’t mean Star Wars is going to change. Look at Pixar, look at Marvel, they purchased these titans and left the creative people behind them alone to do what they do best.
- New Star Wars movies. Like I said yesterday on Facebook, “with the disappointing Episodes I & II I’m excited to see Star Wars live on. Sagas such as this deserve to keep thriving. Star Wars isn’t LoTR, it shouldn’t end after 3.” New stories are happening in the Star Wars Universe every month in comics, books and video games. They have lots to
- Disney plans to make a new Star Wars movie every few years. Even if a few do suck, how do you know the best isn’t yet to come? Take a look at the James Bond series; Daniel Craig’s Bond is the best Bond to date. (I know many who agree, Connery be damned.)
The list goes on but I don’t want to scare too many of you away with my fanboy rants. So instead I’ll leave you with a quote from the big man himself on the sale.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next, It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.” – George Lucas