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.
-So, I’ve been putting it off, but I’m finally getting around to “watching” (actually, I’ve got the video on, but I’m pretty much listening to it) the video from the Empire Comic-Con of the panel of voice actors reading Star Wars. Not only are they doing the reading in the voices that they’ve performed, but also in the voices of people like William Shatner, George Takei, and Christopher Walken. Also, Poof and Twilight Sparkle as Han Solo. The video is definitely worth a viewing, but it is really long (also, some of the language is really inappropriate).
-I’ve started working on a baby blanket for my supervisor at work. She’s due in December, and since the last time I made this kind of blanket it only took me a couple of days so I should get this done in plenty of time.
–Avengers comes out this week!
-My art “gallery” is growing.
-It’s chilly, but the sun is shining which makes it seem less sad that the season is changing.
-I’m so excited for the return of Big Bang Theory!
-It’s Baggins birthday weekend!
-Also, they put out a new trailer for The Hobbit. I’m can’t wait to see the movie!