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    I'm good with this. Cautiously optimistic. If Disney let Kathleen Kennedy run Lucasfilm like Kevin Feige run Marvel Studios, we should be for a treat. Mark Hamill is just the right age for a post-Vong movie trilogy as an intelligent, venerable Jedi Master, three steps in front of everyone else. Let younger actors do the action scenes.

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    I'm actually decently happy about this news. It'll be good to have new minds and fresh ideas for Star Wars. Plus, taking the reigns away from Lucas is potentially a good thing.
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    Plus, think of all the new material for SW RPGs, of whichever flavor! New life for these boards! New conversions! I'm pretty excited.
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    For me, I'm actually guardedly optimistic about this. Disney has shown itself to be able to tell good stories before. To be honest, I'm flabbergasted about this news (gotta pinch myself that it isn't April 1st).

    Episode VII will be great on one key point: Lucas won't be directing it!!! That should make it a good right there.

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    Mark Hamill tweeted this about a 1/2 hour ago:
    https://twitter.com/hamillhimself/st...02391872208897
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    When I first read the news this morning I checked the date but nope, today isnít April 1st, itís Halloween (whether that proves to be an ill omen or not, weíll discover in 2015, I guess).

    One question my wife put to me did get me thinking. She herself has no interest in SW but knows (from me) that a lot of SW fan are less than happy with the current state of SW and GLís constant toying with his creation (and the mountains of novels, dilution of the... ah, you all know what I mean).
    ďWhich would you prefer to hear, `George Lucas is producing more Star Wars movies` or `Disney is going to produce Star Wars movies`?Ē
    Itís a good point. The former would probably make me cringe (or at the very least roll my eyes and sigh) while the latter makes me stop and wonder. A breath of new life for the franchise, perhaps.

    Fantasy Flight must be very happy about the potential new influx of players for their RPG(s).

    Colour me wary-but-hopeful.

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    FFG must be singing & dancing in the aisles. Presuming their offices have aisles.

    And like Ronin, I thought it must be some sort of prank at first. But hey, I think this could be good news. What have Disney done lately that's any good... The Avengers. Disney are not chumps and I believe this could be exactly what Star Wars needs.

    As for the expanded universe... I really hope they ignore it and just carry on with the movies. But it will be interesting to see if Luke, Han & Leia are in it, and who gets cast.
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    Hi guys.

    So in one way or another, you guys already know this, but if you don't, then it is breaking news:

    Disney Bought Lucasfilms Ltd!

    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/...uys-lucasfilm/
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    Yeah, we've been chatting about it here: http://holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/show...t-Sure-if-Want
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    Hi guys and girls, long time no see, but I just saw the news about the sale this morning. Frankly I've not been a big fan of most live-action films that Disney has done. There's been a few good ones, but here's hoping Disney doesn't produce a craptastrophe like they've done in the past with films like, "The Haunted Mansion," "Popeye," or "Flubber." I'd rather see something dark and adult oriented than the kid friendly stuff that I imagine is coming up. *Crawls back under rock*.
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    Darth Fierce, Lucasfilm will still be producing the new movies under Kathleen Kennedy's leadership but Lucasfilm is now owned by Disney. Like Pixar's Toy Story 3 and Marvel Studios' The Avengers. So it's not like Disney will jump into the deep end with a bunch of new people kicking out the old.

    Which is why I'm hopeful.

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    Oh, it's quite probable that things will work out fine, but I'm crossing my fingers we don't get a Star Wars with everybody breaking into song after a while...lol. I wonder what this all could mean for the rumored live-action TV series.
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    I think that a live-action TV series' time came and went more than 5 years ago. I think that Episodes VII-IX will take up too much time to do it, and the premise of the series was flawed in my eyes.
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    This little piece of satire backfired quite nicely, didn't it?

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