â€œI felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silencedâ€¦â€
Several Star Wars fans may have felt this way or even recalled the above quote with the announcement on October 30 that Disney had acquired Lucasfilm, and were proceeding forward with the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy commencing with the release of Episode VII in 2015. Some may have even had strokes. The news was initially perceived to be a possible joke by many fans, and Iâ€™m sure many pondered whether it was actually April Foolâ€™s Day and not Halloween.
In spite of this, the news is very real, and the new Disney Lucasfilm (is that actually a name now?) is steaming ahead with upcoming and current projects.
Following the breaking of the news, I followed the link to the Disney Investors Conference Call to listen in on the full sordid details on the acquisition. It was a bizarre experience; I felt like I was eavesdropping on the Empire in some kind of twisted livestreaming Space Watergate, but it was incredibly informative.
Since then, Iâ€™ve got many thoughts and theories and opinions on this massive purchase by Disney, and while Iâ€™m going to go through them on the latest Social Blend podcast, I wanted to put fingers to keyboard here at Geeks Of Doom.
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