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#1 faetheor

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

Do you forsee Disney getting its mitts on Star Wars having much affect ( or is it effect) on the game license?

 



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

It hasn't had any real effect on the HeroClix license, positive or negative.  These purchases usually have to be done in such a way to protect any current standing licenses.  Once those periods are up, though, I'd say all bets are off.  Which is why I would be curious what will happen with the Star wars Comic license when it is up for renewal. 


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

I just hope Disney doesn't ruin the franchise.



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

lokirising said:

I just hope Disney doesn't ruin the franchise.

Yeah, because look at what they did when they bought Marvel.  That has been one major disaster after another. 


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

www.deadline.com/2012/10/disney-acquires-lucasfilm-star-wars-creator/

George seems to be really excited about the deal.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

not sure how I feel about it. I agree that since they bought Marvel, there have been some great Marvel movies, but there were also Daredevil, Ghost Rider and the first Hulk movie that everyone tries to forget. How would they handle episode 7? Recast Han, Luke and Leia? Follow the Thrawn Trilogy? Guess only time will tell



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

I'm not sure it will affect the comics at all after all they already own marvel which has always had the comic rights.

 



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

 Daredevil was an ok movie. The hulk movie had just been done too many times for the movie to get any good marks. Ghost rider 1 and 2 sucked….


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

faetheor said:

I'm not sure it will affect the comics at all after all they already own marvel which has always had the comic rights.

 

faetheor said:

I'm not sure it will affect the comics at all after all they already own marvel which has always had the comic rights.

 

To my knowledge, Dark Horse still holds the license for Star Wars, and Marvel does not currently own Dark Horse according to any research I've done.  So, as Disney owns Marvel in it's entirety, not just it's film licensing, and while it may never happen, I would just not be surprised to see the Star Wars license transferred to Marvel once this contract is up. 


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

HMMM… Lucas originally sold the rights to Stan Lee prior to the release of Star Wars hoping to get the comic nerds ( raises hand) on board for a prehyped audience I wasn't aware that it had gone to dark horse. I may need to get my head up off the gameing table and computer more often …..hmmmm.. nah not gonna happen.

 



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:12 PM

faetheor said:

HMMM… Lucas originally sold the rights to Stan Lee prior to the release of Star Wars hoping to get the comic nerds ( raises hand) on board for a prehyped audience I wasn't aware that it had gone to dark horse. I may need to get my head up off the gameing table and computer more often …..hmmmm.. nah not gonna happen.

 

Yes, it's been a very long time since Marvel had anything to do with Star Wars.  Which is odd, because the Star Wars license and comics actually saved Marvel from bankruptcy in the 80s.  I've never really read them, because they were always a bit too weird until Dark Horse took it over.  I felt DH did a better job, anyways, but regardless, I think DH is a bit concerned according to the language in that article. 


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

lokirising said:

 

I just hope Disney doesn't ruin the franchise.

 

 

No worries. Lucas took care of that long ago.



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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Darkjawa said:

not sure how I feel about it. I agree that since they bought Marvel, there have been some great Marvel movies, but there were also Daredevil, Ghost Rider and the first Hulk movie that everyone tries to forget. How would they handle episode 7? Recast Han, Luke and Leia? Follow the Thrawn Trilogy? Guess only time will tell

Those were all made before Disney bought Marvel. Ghost Rider 2 is about the only sub-par Marvel film since Disney bought them.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

This is the reason i will ALWAYS own VCR just to remeber when Han shot first and just how special it was when I saw the way it used to be…

 


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

cert13 said:

This is the reason i will ALWAYS own VCR just to remeber when Han shot first and just how special it was when I saw the way it used to be…

 

Amen!



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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:21 AM

cert13 said:

This is the reason i will ALWAYS own VCR just to remeber when Han shot first and just how special it was when I saw the way it used to be…

 

This is how I remember Han shot first.



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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

lokirising said:

I just hope Disney doesn't ruin the franchise.

As apposed to what Lucas did with it.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:45 AM

Chairborne said:

lokirising said:

 

I just hope Disney doesn't ruin the franchise.

 

 

No worries. Lucas took care of that long ago.

 

This. 

I honestly can't understand how anyone would view this as anything but a possible positive. It's like when we're working on broken equipment at work and want to try something experimental to fix it. My famous saying, "Well, it's already broken, right?" 

I mean how much worse could Disney possibly  make it? I already don't care as a result of the new trilogy. I can't not care again, y'know? I've already gone through that disappointment of being excited for new Star Wars movies then get let down. It can't really happen again. 

Lastly, in the interest of full disclosure, Disney bought Marvel in 2009. To somehow hold them responsible for Daredevil, the first Hulk movie, etc. is a bit disingenuous. Not saying they will definitely knock it out of the park with a new Star Wars movie, but knowing a little bit about how the entertainment industry works, Disney will probably not have a lot of say in what actually goes on in a Star Wars production anyway. It's not like Bob Iger drives over to ESPN and says, "Hey guys, that LeBron James Decision media stunt was really silly. Let's not do that again.", or says, "Hey Gore Vidal, let's get Keith Richards to play Johnny Depp's dad in Pirates of the Caribbean 2."

Just guessing, but I'd say it's all going to be 10,000 foot view kind of stuff that Disney has say-so over- big budget approvals, distribution deal, merchandising tie-ins, stuff like that. The nuts-and-bolts stuff is still going to be Lucasfilm. 



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

 Ha, Gore Verbinski, obviously. Sorry about that. Where's the edit button? :)



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:11 AM

I'd love to see something from the Dark Empire series from Dark Horse or the Jedi Academy stuff.


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