Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars: Episode 7

June 27, 2013
George Lucas and JJ Abrams

George Lucas and JJ Abrams (Photo credit: Joi)

The George Lucas Era is over and the JJ Abrams era has begun – at least when it comes to Star Wars. We’re fans of Abrams new Star Trek, and when we heard that Abrams was going to be involved with Star Wars we had to update all of you here at Blair Stover Hollywood about it.

Lucasfilm and Disney are still teaming up to make the picture but it is a brand new world on the horizon, especially for fans. One of the biggest questions that arise is what will Episode VII cover? What about VII and IX?

Many people are certainly excited to see an implementation of the Thrawn trilogy and numerous rumors are pointing at the popular trilogy as being the basis for Episode VII. After all, the trilogy is widely popular and widely accepted. Sure it must be the basis for the next installment.

According to E!Online, however, Lucasfilm has come out with an official statement regarding the matter, and the answer may disappoint many a fan.

“It’s a completely new story,” a source told E! Online.

In other words, forget the old “Star Wars” novels and forget the comics. Forget every little thing you might know about what happened to Luke Skywalker. According to sources, Episode VII will be unlike anything that you have ever read or seen from the vast “Star Wars” universe.

So what do you think? Were you hoping for the Thrawn trilogy or are you excited to see something new in the works in regards to the Star Wars fandom as a whole?

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Lucasfilm Purchased by Disney for $4 Billion

November 12, 2012

Disney acquires Lucasfilm from founder, George Lucas. Blair Stover has the details below.

Walt Disney Company became the leader in fantasy movies when it purchased Lucasfilm from its founder, George Lucas for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

George Lucas, 68, has already announced that he would step down from day-to-day operations for the company but nobody saw this coming. Lucasfilm grew due to the huge success of the “Star Wars” film series and has become an example of great effects-driven science fiction entertainment for large and small screens.

Robert Iger, Disney’s chief executive, says that Disney plans on reviving the “Star Wars” series with the release of a seventh film in 2015. After that, there will be new films in the series every two or three years. Disney acquired a detailed treatment from Lucas for the next three “Star Wars” films and Lucas will still be hands on with future films.

Disney purchased Lucasfilm and the rights to the “Star Wars” movies based off of the potential revenue of future films. “Star Wars” already has a place in the Disney theme parks.

Disney has already purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4 billion and Pixar Animation Studies for $7.4 billion in 2006. With the addition of Lucasfilm, Disney has solidified its status as leader in animation and superhero films.