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How would you feel if George Lucas bought back the franchise?

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Jesta', May 18, 2019.

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Do you think there is any chance he would buy it back?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. No

    70 vote(s)
    92.1%
  1. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm starting to sink deeper into my delusions about him doing this. Maybe there is a sliver of a chance he would have a go at it if TROS bombs at the box office. In fact, what if this is a 12D chess move by Lucas to buy back the franchise for pennies on the dollar.
     
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  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I don't think he would given his age. He just turned 75. I think he'd prefer to make films he wants to (if he does) or have a quiet retirement - possibly involved with the George Lucas charity foundations he and his wife run.
     
  3. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah I'm not disputing this, the guy obviously has different priorities. Still, I can't help but think his OCD senses are tingling, especially since he keeps talking about Star Wars and dropping hints as to what the ST would have been about.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If he really wanted to I'm sure he could write a book about how he envisioned the Sequels. If it came out as fiction under the Legends label it might be pretty interesting.
     
  5. Tython Awakening

    Tython Awakening Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I voted yes but only in the spirit of considering what ifs.
     
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  6. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    There is no chance it'll happen, but I'd actually be indifferent, as I've decided that Star Wars is no longer for me. Also, given the circumstances, there's no way he would reboot the ST, so what would be the point?
     
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  7. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    I'd love it but would he have the give back the 4 billion?
     
  8. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Chosen One star 5

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    Would be amazing but obviously no chance.

    Maybe he could buy back the rights to Willow, though. :p
     
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  9. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    The thread title just answered my question lol. I'd love it but don't think George wants/needs the headaches at this point.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

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    Only if he promises to make a film that's both a sequel to Howard the Duck and Red Tails.
     
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    I ought to give Red Tails another chance. Maybe I'd like it better if I watched it right after Pearl Harbor.
     
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  12. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Knight star 3

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    Boy I wish Red Tails didn't bomb. :(
     
  13. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    I wish it didn't deserve to bomb.
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    It pops up every now and then on BBC2 here in the UK.
     
  15. Outsourced

    Outsourced Force Ghost star 5

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    lolwut
     
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  16. indydefense

    indydefense Jedi Knight star 3

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    The movie, or the actual event?
     
  17. Bob Effette

    Bob Effette Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hopefully he will, and round out his Ewok movie trilogy.
     
  18. Jesta'

    Jesta' Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'm not against this.
     
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  19. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd love it if he published his remaining ideas on Star Wars.
     
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  20. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    I think he really regrets selling the franchise! he did not look too happy at the opening of Galaxies Edge when Igor introduced him, there was a pause. my husband and I thought up a question about the selling of the franchise years ago when at the 2nd Indianapolis Cele. fans were encouraged to pose questions for George. ours was "Did you ever think about selling the franchise to Disney?" Of course, this was ignored and little kids questions were addressed! George should've just left his gift to the world at "Return of the Jedi".
     
  21. Drac39

    Drac39 Force Ghost star 6

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    Lucas has earned his retirement.
     
  22. MaciekRS

    MaciekRS Jedi Knight star 1

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    I would be dissapointed. I am happy with Disney creating new massive content in SW universe.
     
  23. BlackRanger

    BlackRanger Jedi Knight star 3

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    Like Hell froze over.

    Seriously, even if he wanted to, there's not enough money in the world to convince Disney to sell one of its cash cow IPs like Star Wars.
     
  24. I Are The Internets

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    Let him enjoy his retirement.
     
  25. Lord Sith Harloxzz

    Lord Sith Harloxzz Jedi Master star 4

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    It is impossible at this point but I wish he sold the franchise to another company that was not Disney