All hail the Soulless Corporate Behemoth! #starwars #disney

The rumor is that they’re tapping the Guy Who Wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and the Guy Who Wrote Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class to do the scripts for the upcoming Star Wars movies.  Apparently The Mouse likes to makes a metric [expletive deleted]-ton of money off of geeks: who knew?

Thanks, guys.  Mind you, we still need to reform that absurdly punitive copyright scheme that the Mouse has inflicted on the country.

Moe Lane

Via:

11 thoughts on “All hail the Soulless Corporate Behemoth! #starwars #disney”

    1. don’t forget the fortune they made off the Avengers.

      “Not doing for the money”
      “we’re not?”
      “No, we are doing for a ****-load of money”
      -Spaceballs

  1. Every year they dedicate one of their theme parks to a Star Wars fan convention, complete with the stormtrooper cosplayers marching in parades, celebrity guests, and special collectibles.

    Yeah, they get the fanboy market.

    1. I’m in watch-and-wait mode.
      .
      The Empire of the Mouse is hell on copycats, but the Star Wars fans are fanatical*, and these two groups are going to be pitted against one another.
      .
      It will be interesting to see when, not if, the C&D letters start going out, and what the reaction looks like …
      .
      Mew
      .
      .
      .
      * fanatical isn’t always a bad thing:
      .
      http://www.chicagonow.com/portrait-of-an-adoption/2012/10/aren%E2%80%99t-you-a-little-short-for-a-stormtrooper-star-wars-fans-worldwide-join-to-build-a-halloween-costume-for-one-lucky-little-girl/

  2. Kasdan is good news, that’s for sure. And so is Simon Kinberg — I loved the first Sherlock Holmes. But the pessimist in me refuses to be worried yet. Michael Arndt (writer of “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3”) still has a chance to pooch-screw Episode VII before Kasdan and Kinberg can put fingers to keyboards. And he might do it, too. We’ll just have to see.

      1. I don’t know, Spegen. It might happen. I recall George Lucas once saying that the original versions of the original films would never be available on DVD. I waited around, thinking that eventually, he would see enough dollar signs to break that promise. And he did. Granted, he released them on the back side of a double-sided DVD that also included the remastered versions on the front side. Still. He released them, is my point. And I bet Disney will see enough dollar signs in a Blu-ray release to make it happen as well.

Comments are closed.