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Star Wars - Darth Vader

Star Wars – Darth Vader (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I honestly thought this was a joke when I saw it posted on my favorite video game site, despite the fact that the text preview contained the phrase “This is not a joke.”.




Disney bought Lucasfilm.




That’s…pretty crazy actually.  I’m not sure what to think about it.  I respect George Lucas a great deal for Star Wars, but frankly if ever a person could be accused of misunderstanding the appeal of his own creation, it’s him.  Letting someone else have a crack at his universe might be just the thing.




And while Disney may be the poster child of corporate media mega-conglomerates they do have a good tract record with studios they’ve bought.  In 2006 they bought Pixar which never makes bad movies, and the movies since the buy out included Ratatouille, Wall-E, and Up.




In 2009 they bought Marvel Comics and their first film collaboration was The Avengers, which, if it’s not the best superhero movie ever made, is certainly the best superhero team movie.




It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Star Wars in 2015.




But the best thing they could do to garner fan support, would be to put the original cuts of episodes IV-VI out on Blu-Ray.




Now imagine the theme park rides!





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