Disney made waves today by announcing plans to buy George Lucas’ company LucasFilm Ltd. With the purchase comes the rights to the Star Wars franchise, and an announcement that Star Wars Episode 7 is coming in 2015. Lucas will neither write nor direct the film.
Star Wars fans proceeded to blow up Twitter, and most of them aren’t happy that Mickey Mouse is now in command of the Death Star.
dear Disney’s Star Wars… Is Lizzy McGuire playing Princess Leah?What’s gonna happen to the Cheetah Girls?Justin Beiber for Han Solo?
— Devon Bostick (@devbostick) October 31, 2012
A new Star Wars movie is coming out in 2015 Disney is directing it not George Lucas, can’t they just leave it as it is & not risk ruining it
— a fucking platypus (@katieektkaty) October 31, 2012
@katieektkaty George Lucas is overseeing it still…but a Disney desecration is enevitable 🙁 ’tis all about the money!
— Si (@HeHasHeard) October 31, 2012
— Team Coco (@TeamCoco) October 30, 2012
Fucking kill me now. I can’t fucking live in a fucking world where fucking Disney has fucking control of the once perfect Star Wars movies.
— Kathleen Russell (@Mossnose40) October 31, 2012
Disney bought Lucasfilm, therefore Cinderella is the new Chewbacca.
— Owl City (@owlcity) October 30, 2012
Dear George Lucas; F@ck you for selling your already half compromised body of work to Walt Disney. I’ll be 1st in line 4 “tickle me” vader..
— Tyler Armes (@TylerArmes) October 30, 2012
Of course not everyone joined the lynch-the-mouse mob. Many calmer denizens see a lot of big opportunities in bringing Luke Skywalker into the Magic Kingdom.
Thinking about Disney and ‘Star Wars.’ I think Disney has the talent in house to pull off some really good films. Hint: Brad Bird.
— Slublog (@Slublog) October 31, 2012
Pssst. Stay calm and imagine the good things, like how about an entire Star Wars theme park at Disney designed by ILM….
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) October 30, 2012
Star Wars is like a national park; a cultural treasure. All who work with it do so with respect and care. Disney will be good stewards.
— John Jackson Miller (@jjmfaraway) October 30, 2012
As for us, we just want a major motion picture based on LucasFilm’s comedy video game The Secret of Monkey Island. Do whatever you want with Jar Jar. Just please give us Monkey Island movies!
Monkey Island: The Movie. I want to believe.
— Víctor Navarro (@Afilamazas) October 30, 2012
DISNEY PLEASE MAKE AN ANIMATED SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND MOVIE ASAP.
— Casey Malone (@Casey_Malone) October 30, 2012
Wait wait wait…listen: “Pixar’s The Secret of Monkey Island”
— Poe Ghostal (@PoeGhostal) October 30, 2012
Exit question: Was “The Phantom Menace” the worst movie ever made — or merely the most disappointing?