Star Wars The Force Awakens

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:18 am

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96524&_r=true

The Walt Disney Company announced today it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and is planning Star Wars Episode 7 for 2015! In a conference call, Disney revealed that they are planning a new trilogy starting in 2015 with a new movie coming every other year. This is following such big purchases as Pixar and Marvel Entertainment. Here is the full press release:

Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.

Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.

"Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value."

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. "It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and "evergreen" Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney's global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.

Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm's legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world's top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney's strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.

The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney's very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company's unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application of innovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney's portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company's ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world's highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders.

The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.

Oh, Disney and it's money.


Last edited by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:22 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : lolforceawakens)
avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Destructo on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:25 am

delicious
avatar
Destructo
Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts : 9259
Reputation : 25
Join date : 2011-11-06

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdWHEtQKVLq06D7NtHk6GkA

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Pai on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:41 am

Everyone be prepared for Jar Jar Binks goes to Wonderland

_________________
avatar
Pai
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 6075
Reputation : 18
Join date : 2011-11-10
Age : 26
Location : Kyonyu

http://animefigures.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:52 am

soon disney will aquire airlines, telecommunication companies, automotive industries and pharmaceuticals, then they will create an army and rule the world D:

_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Pai on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:59 am

MikuHatsune wrote:soon disney will aquire airlines, telecommunication companies, automotive industries and pharmaceuticals, then they will create an army and rule the world D:
There are far bigger corporations, lol

_________________
avatar
Pai
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 6075
Reputation : 18
Join date : 2011-11-10
Age : 26
Location : Kyonyu

http://animefigures.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:06 am

theyll buy out academi for their private army and start doing research on super soldiers using research and development from their pharmaceutical companies , and then buy out northrup grummen, boeing, and lockheed martin, research on space exploration and warp tech, find the covenant and start the great war Asad

_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:08 am

Really, I don't mind this as much I thought I would. Although, I do see good sides and some bad sides to this. The good side is that we might actually see something new happen with the Star Wars movies, which is something I really don't mind as long as it's done right, of course, and the bad side is that if it's done right and makes a crap load of money they might make it worse down the road. And even if there is a few good squeals here and there, I'd much prefer them to just make them good, you know, and put at least some thought into the story, but Disney does have a track record of doing just that, making bad but profitable movies. (Please don't make Pixar make Toy Story 4)

So, overall, I'm somewhat mixed about this, even though I do see that there is some good that can come out of this.
avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by CluelessNeko on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:52 am

Oh hell no.
First you bought Marvel.I was ok with that.
Know you bought loucasfilm star Wars ep 5.
Oh know the fuck you didn't mofo.
avatar
CluelessNeko
Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts : 8357
Reputation : 14
Join date : 2011-11-24
Age : 26
Location : Somewhere near by.

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Albatross on Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:09 am

about goddamn time.
avatar
Albatross
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 2976
Reputation : 13
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 24
Location : Shitposting Extravaganza

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by TheCreator on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:58 pm

Toy Story 4 is already in development XD.


Blah blah fucking sucks blah blah blah jar jar binks blah etc.
avatar
TheCreator
Member
Member

Posts : 173
Reputation : 2
Join date : 2011-11-29
Location : Rokkenjima

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:11 pm

toy story 4: andy has graduated from college and has a wife and a job at some company thats making him work like a dog, because of this, he is rarely at home and his wife is cheating on him which he suspects, this leads him to depression, its up to woody and friends to save their friend from death.....the movie is rated R....seems legit

_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Zuly on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:35 pm

Just keep George Lucas as far away from the project as possible and it should be good.
avatar
Zuly
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1440
Reputation : 5
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 28
Location : Puerto Rico

http://www.zulygd.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:45 pm

^




_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:57 am

TheCreator wrote:Toy Story 4 is already in development XD.





This guy is spot on.
avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by TheCreator on Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:50 am

It won't be about andy. The new girl will be the main human character.

The third one was great so i actually have some faith in a possible good fourth movie.


Also, i wonder if now that disney owns the franchise, we'll start seeing some KH crossovers xP
avatar
TheCreator
Member
Member

Posts : 173
Reputation : 2
Join date : 2011-11-29
Location : Rokkenjima

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by FightingFurball on Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:02 am

Undies wrote:
TheCreator wrote:Toy Story 4 is already in development XD.





This guy is spot on.
Well except Regie should be done by Spielberg.
avatar
FightingFurball
Contributor
Contributor

Posts : 1204
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2011-11-07
Location : Doitsu

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:36 am

TheCreator wrote:It won't be about andy. The new girl will be the main human character.

The third one was great so i actually have some faith in a possible good fourth movie.

Pretty much where I thought it was going. Still, even if they go in that direction, it'll seem like they are doing the exact same thing as the first movie did 17 years ago, but, I will give it the benefit of the doubt and see how it looks if it does get made at some point. It might be good in the end, but...yeah, still have doubts.
avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by TheCreator on Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:42 pm

avatar
TheCreator
Member
Member

Posts : 173
Reputation : 2
Join date : 2011-11-29
Location : Rokkenjima

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:04 am


_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:16 pm

avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:13 pm

TheCreator wrote:

lol


that's cool

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by MikuHatsune on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:06 pm

that would be so sick if the original crew came back

and godammit luke what are you doing to your sister!?

_________________

avatar
MikuHatsune
Admin
Admin

Posts : 13193
Reputation : 35
Join date : 2011-11-06
Age : 25
Location : JAV Land

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Guest on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:14 pm

MikuHatsune wrote:that would be so sick if the original crew came back


yep I agree

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Vanellope Von Schweetz on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:46 pm

MikuHatsune wrote:that would be so sick if the original crew came back

Oh, will you look at that...
avatar
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Silver Member
Silver Member

Posts : 1641
Reputation : 9
Join date : 2012-04-12
Age : 24
Location : Manhattan

Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:46 am


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Star Wars The Force Awakens

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum