Can we expect Mickey vs. Yoda? Sith Lord Roger Rabbit?
The deal continues Disney's quest for total domination of the movie industry (ala The Evil Empire?), having previously bought Marvel Entertainment and Pixar.
The most recent Star Wars movies have been slick events with super special effects, but does anyone else miss the "made in the garage" feel of the earliest movies, with plastic model spaceships flying around? The gritty feel added somehow to the whole adventure.
Lucas, after the $4.05 billion sale, will remain an advisor on future Star Wars movies, but don't be surprised if they have a slightly different feel. Disney knows how to appeal to the broadest possible audience, not the more narrow die-hards who have made Star Wars an icon.
Some other voices on the issue:
- Grove Potter