Lit Disney Wars: Episode 7 and the EU (Spoiler Thread)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TypoCelchu, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. vonghunter789 Jedi Youngling

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    I have watched this forum for years and not joined in. This news has forced my hand. Just look at my screen name. We will lose such awesome creations as the Vong if Disney do not stick to continuity. The NJO was my favourite book series ever, I don't want to see it overwritten. And to those who say it doesn't matter, it does to me, those stories matter more knowing that they are part of a larger continuing saga. I can be noting but wary of this. Please can we just have a movie adaptation of Thrawn. And then if they do this '1 film every 2 to 3 years' they have enough material in book form to last till 2100 and beyond
  2. Danzo Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm really curious if this could mean that the big three will no longer be considered off limits for characters that can be killed off.
  3. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Think it's the Sandy effect!
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  4. Charlemagne19 Chosen One

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    Well Katie Lucas can now look forward to her ability to purchase her own moon now.
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  5. ConcordDawn Force Ghost

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    Did no one see the Star Trek reboot? They'll open up a separate dimension to shuffle the post-ROTJ EU off into. But it'll happen offscreen, because as far as Average Joe American knows, the last thing the Big Three did was the Ewok dance.
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  6. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Just had a look -- there are well over 500 guests online!
  7. Darth_Garak Force Ghost

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    Another possibility is the guy writing the script is a freaking James Luceno who can integrate stuff without problem and have his epic story without steping all over the current stories.
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  8. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    One thing an acquaintance pointed out elsewhere:

    Boom! had the Muppets licence pre-Disney's ownership of Marvel, once the contract ended, Disney owned Marvel by that time, the contract went to Marvel. So, if that precedent is any indication....

    And yeah, I've never seen Lit so busy, it's as if a million voices suddenly started posting in terror...
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  9. ConcordDawn Force Ghost

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    They're going to bring in new writers / directors... why spend time familiarizing them with the EU? Delay production to constrain the filmmakers when doing a reboot will be so much easier? I don't see it happening.
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  10. TypoCelchu Force Ghost

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    Disney is DDOSing the boards! THE END IS NIGH!!!
  11. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sigh, I have a bad feeling about this.

    I hope they think about the EU and the potential backlash here.
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  12. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    Agreed and I think there's at least a fair chance this'll happen too, which would be a shame, but I do think that they'll let the current license run its course.

    That said, if LFL is set up as a big pseudo-independent company like Marvel, well, they didn't force Marvel to use Dreamworks for their movies, and let them run it through their own studio instead? So LFL may still have discretion as to where to license their material. That said, comics aren't exactly a big portion of the brand, and Marvel Studios is still ultimately a subsidiary of Disney. So who knows.

    But I don't think we're gonna see the comics imminently ripped from DHC - and their comment appears to back this up.

    I'm still...really freaking worried about the whole thing, mind.

    I'm slightly hopeful that the interview seems to indicate that LFL will be retained as an entity within Disney so perhaps they aren't going to reshuffle their entire business model, including their attitude to the EU. At which point, my hopes shift to the age of the Big Three meaning there's more of a chance they'll just start with a new cast a hundred years later.
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  13. TypoCelchu Force Ghost

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    I'm virtually certain that Dark Horse will be allowed to conclude their ongoing contract, at which point Disney will then turn the rights over to Marvel, because there is no way they would allow the potential profits from a the 2015 release tie-ins to pass them by.
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  14. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    Well I for one am loving this news. More Star Wars movies for everyone. OF course anything can go wrong, but I'll stay positive. From a movie stand point this could be great. A Steven Speilberg directed Star Wars film or a Joss Whedon Star Wars movie. Sky's the limit right now.

    As for EU, you people will just have to accept what many of us tried to tell you was coming anyway.
  15. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Could that explain the abrupt (from what I've read here) end to Legacy, Becca?
  16. vong333 Force Ghost

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    ^:)^ Think about the EU? Are you nuts now the flood gates have been opened. Yeah you got the clone wars, and the upscoming Detours, but star wars is now about to get an infusion that has been missing since 2005 and its about time. Man, never thought that they would actually do an Episode 7. But with GL retiring, we all new in the back of our minds that things weren't going to last. Now.....man a whole new set of books, comic books, video games, and maybe even a live action series and several animated ones too. Star Wars is about to get bigger.=D=[face_dancing]
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  17. vong333 Force Ghost

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    Think of this, star wars has been a success for 35 years, now its going to be even bigger and better.
  18. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Doubtful, very little explains that clusterfrell Tim!
  19. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    I did and recalling how terrible it was is what scares me.
  20. vong333 Force Ghost

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    Then you better start now cuase things about to get real interesting.
  21. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Anyone know when DHC have the contract until? Short of Disney deciding to execute severance clauses that is.
  22. IceHawk-181 Force Ghost

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    Episode VII?


    ?


    Lucas, I officially hate you...
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  23. jmf4 Jedi Grand Master

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    FIFY.
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  24. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    According to CBR, Dark Horse will continuie to have the license for the forseeable future.
  25. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    So many alerts I don't even know what to do.