Another Link from Yahoo News
Disney buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion - Yahoo! News
$4 Billion seems cheap when compared with the price of Marvel that has virtually nothing except for comics. Why didn't it go for at least $10 Billion?
Now, Star Wars and Indy are Disney properties. In retrospect, this is Disney's long game. It is time for Disney to create Star Wars Land. Long overdue.
The possibilities for Tomorrowland is unlimited at this point.
And just like THAT Disney has stolen Universal's thunder for their big announcement Thursday..
I'm ready for Star Wars Land, now. I've been waiting since 1977!
If Lucas is ill, he just needs to be frozen in carbonite until the cure is found.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present Disney: High Overloads and Masters of the Media World, please bow before our might....OH and have a magical rest of your day :)!
ILM doesn't exist anymore. That was Kerner Optical Research. Lucas Digital has taken any and all work from the old analog business.
^^ The timing is crazy considering Universal is annoucing things on Nov 1st
4 billion is a really great deal not only does it include the star wars franchise it also includes Indiana Jones ,Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound. This money will be made back very quickly.
From a theme park stand point they now have properties that they can expand in florida since they do not own the marvel rights in florida. Also keep in mind whats been happening lately with Avatar rumors of a a lot of disagreement between the imagineers and James Cameron. If avatar fails , Disney could easily spot star wars attractions in Disney Hollywood studios.. Its a win win. Disney has shown it can handle franchise properties from pixar and marvel well and allow them to flourish no reason to think otherwise with Lucasfilms.
The good news is Disney can't ruin the Star Wars brand anymore than Lucas already did.
I've got a very good feeling about this.