So, as I’m sure many of you know, Disney bought Lucasfilm. Disney now owns the rights to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. They also now own ILM & Skywalker Sound. In the announcement, they stated that Star Wars Episode VII will be released in 2015 (and VII & IX in the years that follow), and there will be more feature films and tv projects in the future.
I have mixed feelings about this.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Star Wars universe ends up looking like in the hands of new people. Lucas has spent decades trying to perfect his vision of the universe. Maybe someone else can make it exist the way he wants.
Probably my biggest feeling of uneasiness about this whole thing is the thought that there might be a reboot of both Star Wars & Indiana Jones. They can redo Episodes 1-3 of Star Wars and it wouldn’t really bother me, but I don’t want to see someone else playing Han Solo or Indiana Jones (Jr. or Sr.).
Overall, it will be interesting to see what becomes of Lucasfilm.
Now, I’m not ignoring what’s going on with the giant storm on the East Coast. It’s devastating. The images I’ve been seeing are heartbreaking. I’m thankful that those I know who have been in the middle of this storm seem to be okay. My heart goes out to the families who’ve lost members and homes.