Nov 04

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Disney – Star Wars

$4.05 Billion.  I can almost fathom $1 million, but when you get into the billions, I lose all concept.  My bank account  account has never seen much more than a couple thousand.

Most of you have heard that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 BILLION dollars, half of that is in cash.  TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN CASH.  Mind.boggled.

There’s a lot of debate over this purchase and probably equal amounts of people on each side of the argument.  Personally, I think this is a great acquisition for Disney.  They’ve proven that they can stay true to brand and they’re already involved in the Star Wars francise.  I like it.

What I don’t like?  A Star Wars VII, I thought we were done.  Aside from the 3 originals, I have hated the others.  And I worry about Disney, they sure haven’t made a successful live action film in years.  YEARS people!  I know that the Disney name won’t be on any film that isn’t a true “family film,” and Disney no longer markets under Touchstone so how will they actually make a Star Wars film?  That’s my biggest question, HOW.  My friend says that they’ll keep Lucasfilm in tact and they’ll just make their own movies.  I guess that makes the most sense, but I didn’t think Lucasfilm had enough left in them to do movies.

At any rate, I was thinking about what would be in the episode VII.  E! entertainment suggested some casting choices.  What about you?  I’m assuming everyone would be older, and I’m also assuming the originals wouldn’t be coming back.

Luke Skywalker – Brave pretty boy.  Orlando Bloom? Maybe he’s too young?  Russell Crow?

Princess Leia – Pretty feisty princess.  Nichole Kidman, Charlize Theron?

Hans Solo – Rugged, smart alec.  Eric Bana? Christian Bale?

Lando Calrissian – How about Will Smith as Lando, he’d rock it!

I don’t know.  Who would be your suggestions?  Hard to know how far out it might be and how old the actors would need to be.

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