Comic 447 - The mouse and the Jedi

2nd Nov 2012, 9:32 AM
The mouse and  the Jedi
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mathias42 2nd Nov 2012, 9:32 AM edit delete
Today's strip is a little late today. I pulled the scheduled one because I wanted to weigh in a bit on the whole Disney / Lucas film controversy.

My reaction has been far less one of panic than surprise. My surprise has far less to do with Disney than with the very fact that Lucas would EVER sell. That I find shocking.
Disney is a parent company to scores of companies, and most of them aren't really affected by the squeaky clean image of the mouse. Moreover, I can't see SW being dumbed down and made any more kid friendly than it already has been. I can't see it being merchandised any more ruthlessly than it already has been. Lucas and Disney have similar marketing strategies, and honestly if someone was going to buy it, Disney is the only company on earth with deep enough pockets. to do it. Again, my real surprise is that Lucas would ever sell the only thing he's really done successfully (Don't talk to me about Indiana Jones. That's a collaboration and I see WAY more Spielberg in it than Lucas).
I'm going to stick with I just don't care. The prequels effectively killed the last bit of interest I had in the series. The only thing I would worry about is that this could make it harder to get any more Indiana Jones sequels, but then again, considering the quality of the last one, that may be a blessing in disguise. For the most part Isimply think it's a non issue. It just means that now the mouse gets the money from the royalties of the characters Carrie Fisher will have to start sending Disney a check every time she looks in the mirror instead of Lucas.
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LooeyQ 2nd Nov 2012, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
I think Lucas sold because he's getting old and doesnt wanna deall with the business aspect of it, but he does still enjoy having lots of money. So he sold it so he wont have to work, and still be young enough to enjoy the boat load of cash he got for selling.
RG2Cents 3rd Nov 2012, 12:19 PM edit delete reply
That makes sense, but it's hard for me to imagine any creative mind fully retiring...
del c 3rd Nov 2012, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
del c
I think this is great news...we might get a really good director and good script for a future movie now,can't get any worse?
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