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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:09 pm

eddysnake wrote:
newarenanow wrote:Forgot about Indiana Jones.

Wonder what Spielberg thinks about this?

Probably not too happy since he gets 2% of all profits from the Star Wars Franchise under Lucas.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:16 pm

wow, that's huge news
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:18 pm

Actually, it's 2.5%, and Lucas gets a similar cut of Spielberg's profits from "Close Encounters".

This was a bet made on the Alabama set of "Close Encounters" in 1977, and is exclusively between Lucas and Spielberg. In other words, unless Lucas wants to be a jerk, he will still pay Spielberg 2.5% of anything he gets from "Star Wars" going forward. (I find it hard to believe that Lucas is giving up his profit participation as part of the deal; otherwise the $4 billion purchase [in cash and DIS stock] simply doesn't add up.)
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Bioshock on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:23 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Actually, it's 2.5%, and Lucas gets a similar cut of Spielberg's profits from "Close Encounters".

This was a bet made on the Alabama set of "Close Encounters" in 1977, and is exclusively between Lucas and Spielberg. In other words, unless Lucas wants to be a jerk, he will still pay Spielberg 2.5% of anything he gets from "Star Wars" going forward. (I find it hard to believe that Lucas is giving up his profit participation as part of the deal; otherwise the $4 billion purchase [in cash and DIS stock] simply doesn't add up.)


Wow... it's awesome to see someone else on here knowing that story! Nice.
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Postby beerman on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:34 pm

canaan wrote:I enjoyed Epi I-III. This is awesome news to me
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:39 pm

Bioshock wrote:
tifosi77 wrote:Actually, it's 2.5%, and Lucas gets a similar cut of Spielberg's profits from "Close Encounters".

This was a bet made on the Alabama set of "Close Encounters" in 1977, and is exclusively between Lucas and Spielberg. In other words, unless Lucas wants to be a jerk, he will still pay Spielberg 2.5% of anything he gets from "Star Wars" going forward. (I find it hard to believe that Lucas is giving up his profit participation as part of the deal; otherwise the $4 billion purchase [in cash and DIS stock] simply doesn't add up.)


Wow... it's awesome to see someone else on here knowing that story! Nice.

I've seen some say it's a bogus story, but it's been part of Hollywood lore for decades. And it frankly sounds like something both would do. They are great friends and still follow their tradition of going to Hawai'i after one or the other (or both) finishes a movie on a joint vacation.

In fact, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was born from the first of these trips, the weekend Episode IV opened in 1977. Spielberg said he wanted to make a James Bond film, Lucas said he had an idea for an adventuring archaeologist named Indiana Smith. Spielberg said that name didn't work, offered up Jones instead, and the two went off to build sandcastles and talk about the story and how the character could be serialized. (fwiw, I've also heard stories that the 2.5% bet was placed in Hawai'i, not on the set of "Close Encounters")
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Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:27 am

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/10/s ... shoes.html

12 directors who could make another Star Wars film.

Outside of Joss Whedon (who needs to spend his time making Avenger films), I wouldn't go for anyone on that list. My first thought was one of the Pixar guys like Andrew Stanton or Brad Bird and my cousin immediately said Kevin Smith or Bryan Singer.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:29 am

Still haven't seen Episode 1. Don't care to. I'm interested in the idea of an Episode VII though. Or a new Star Wars movie. If its set in the old republic, it wouldn't make sense to call it Episode VII.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:31 am

Someone at Lucasfilm is saying the drafts that have been written have nothing to do with the Thrawn novels, which are the logical chapters 7 8 and 9.

those deal with Luke restarting the Jedi Order, Han and Leias kids, and a guy named Thrawn trying to restart his own version of the empire.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:32 am

I don't know much about the old republic because I've never read any star wars books. I just know stuff from friends talking about it.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby eddysnake on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:46 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/10/star-wars-episode-7-12-filmmakers-who-could-step-into-george-lucas-shoes.html

12 directors who could make another Star Wars film.

Outside of Joss Whedon (who needs to spend his time making Avenger films), I wouldn't go for anyone on that list. My first thought was one of the Pixar guys like Andrew Stanton or Brad Bird and my cousin immediately said Kevin Smith or Bryan Singer.


I'd be on board for Stanton or Bird, what about Fincher, didn't disney just put his 20,000 leagues under the sea on hold? please no Joss Whedon. As awesome as this news is, is 2 years enough time to get a proper Star Wars movie and then 2 more every other year? I like the idea of treating star wars movies like james bond, but I'd rather have quality over quantity.

based on brothers bloom and the hype around Looper, I'd throw out Rian Johnsons name as well.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:49 am

Yeah, I'm much more interested in a continuation of the "current" Star Wars universe.
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Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:53 am

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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:03 am

there is a simpsons quote for everything
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:there is a simpsons quote for everything


I can equate something that happens everyday in my life to a Simpsons episode.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:there is a simpsons quote for everything


I can equate something that happens everyday in my life to a Simpsons episode.
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Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:05 am

even double posts
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:05 am

Great.....now I'm craving a chutney squishy.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:06 am

Yuck...not a chutney fan.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Bioshock on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:35 am

The guy who did the Avengers would be my choice. That guy was able to do a screenplay that made every character completely fleshed out and imminently likeable. He would make character development shine again.
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Postby Kaizer on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:47 am

Christopher Nolan presents:

The Dark Side Rises
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:08 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/10/star-wars-episode-7-12-filmmakers-who-could-step-into-george-lucas-shoes.html

12 directors who could make another Star Wars film.

Outside of Joss Whedon (who needs to spend his time making Avenger films), I wouldn't go for anyone on that list. My first thought was one of the Pixar guys like Andrew Stanton or Brad Bird and my cousin immediately said Kevin Smith or Bryan Singer.


Kevin Smith has said many times he doesn't want to direct anymore. You can actually hear his weekly thoughts about really anything on his smodcast podcasts.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:29 pm

A few things I looked up:

Disney bought Pixar (the sole rights to their characters and animation technologies) for $7.4 billion

Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion

The Muppets cost $75 million

The idea that Pixar could be worth twice as much as Star Wars and ILM alone is mind boggling, without throwing in the rest of the stuff Disney gets.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby Froggy on Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:08 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/10/star-wars-episode-7-12-filmmakers-who-could-step-into-george-lucas-shoes.html

12 directors who could make another Star Wars film.

Outside of Joss Whedon (who needs to spend his time making Avenger films), I wouldn't go for anyone on that list. My first thought was one of the Pixar guys like Andrew Stanton or Brad Bird and my cousin immediately said Kevin Smith or Bryan Singer.


Kevin Smith has said many times he doesn't want to direct anymore. You can actually hear his weekly thoughts about really anything on his smodcast podcasts.


Plus, he isn't the right kind of director for a special effects heavy action type movie.
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Re: Ermagerd Ster Wers Seven, Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B

Postby bhaw on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 pm

http://t.co/8gFWxEJu

Lucas donating most of $4B to charity.
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