First, George Lucas sells the entire Star Wars franchise to Disney for a shit ton of money and now it looks like the old man is getting hitched. It was announced yesterday that Lucas is engaged to Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson. Congrats!
Is Lucas terminally ill or something? After selling Lucasfilm to Disney for a massive $4 billion dollars, George Lucas announced that he’s giving all of it to charity. Since he owned 100% of the company and had almost no debt, that $4 billion is all his to do with what he wants. So he’s giving it away.
Daily Discussion: Now that Lucas has passed on the Star Wars franchise, who should direct the next three SW movies?
Lucasfilm is now officially part of Disney, and even though Lucas is now one of the largest shareholders in the Disney corporation, he’s not going to be writing or directing any of the new Star Wars movies Disney now has planned. So with Episode VII, due out in 2015, who would you like to see direct?
HOLY LIGHTSABERS. Disney is buying Lucasfilm for 4 billion, targeting a Star Wars VII release date for 2015. This is real.
In “this is absolutely real” news, Disney today announced they were buying Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion dollars, and already have a Lucasfilm project in the hopper— Star Wars VII, which will be followed by Star Wars VIII and then a two part nine. As long as Lucas stays the hell out of it, it might be pretty decent.
After years of wrangling with his wealthy neighbors in Marin County, California over the development of a movie studio on his extensive property, George Lucas has decided to give a big fuck you to his neighbors. He’s abandoned the idea of building a movie studio and instead, he’s going to turn that area of his property into low income housing.
If you’re the daughter of one of the most money-making movie directors ever, you could easily just live as some sort of floozy socialite, but Amanda Lucas is definitely not that kind of girl. Instead, she’s an ass-kicking MMA fighter who recently made her openweight debut.
As George Lucas has been making the rounds to talk about Red Tails, he keeps getting asked questions about Star Wars for some reason and in a recent interview, he finally gives the definitive answer to the age old question: “Who shot first? Han or Greedo?” And the answer is… Greedo.
George Lucas, the man who would never turn down an opportunity to exploit the shit out of his films until every last penny has been drained from them, is now saying that after Red Tails, he’s done with big budget films and wants to only do low budget personal movies. Hell, it might happen. Prince is a Jehovah’s Witness, so I guess anything is possible.
At the Star Wars Celebration V this year, Jon Stewart asked George Lucas where Obi Wan Kenobi was born, and apparently this had never been established. So as a joke, Lucas just made up a planet called “Stewjon”, named after Jon Stewart as the place of Obi Wan’s birth. But since it came from the neck of Lucas, it’s since become canon, appearing everywhere as fictional fact.
George Lucas has been getting a lot of shit on the internet lately for both real and imagined changes to the Blu Ray versions of the Star Wars movies (though it’s really just the prequel trilogy so who cares), but something that Lucas is doing very right is this stunning Sandcrawler building that will be the home of Lucasfilms Singapore, the first overseas office for Lucas.
Recently there’s been a lot of shit being flung around the internet about things that George Lucas is changing in Star Wars, and I haven’t posted any of them here, because they’re mostly bullshit. Yes, every now and again I do actually do a little bit of fact checking even if it often looks like I’m just sort of doing this whole thing sort of half-assed.