A few days ago in a boardroom not so far from Anaheim, California, Lucasfilm was bought by Disney. Since then the blogosphere has exploded, and rightfully so. Now that Disney owns Pixar, LucasFilm, and Marvel, it seems to me that Disney is buying up everything integral to my childhood. If they keep on this path, they will soon own Jif peanut butter, Razor scooters, and breathing.
There have been worries about whether Disney will force a cross-over. Will Mickey and Snow White become Jedis? Will Jack Sparrow hijack the Millenium Falcon? Will Aladin be spotted in Tatooine? Now that Disney owns Marvel, will the Hulk kill Jar Jar? I would, however, tolerate the last one.
Episodes 7-9 will not live up to the awesomeness of the original trilogy, but I think they will be better than episodes 1-3.There’s even talk of including Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill as elders in the next trilogy, which is kinda exciting. I just hope Hayden Christensen stays away.
I will admit that Disney has handled Marvel quite well by keeping their hands out of the content and letting them do their thing. I’m more upset, not surprised, at George Lucas for being such a sell out.
I complain, but I will begrudgingly pay and wait many hours in line to see it in theaters on opening day. I refuse, however, to watch the re-released editions that will inevitably return to theaters. At least now nerd parents can persuade their little daughters to see Star Wars now that Leia is a Disney Princess.