Did Lucas sell out? Probably. But…come on…he’s been selling out for years. And at 4+ billion? You’d do the same thing.
If Disney had purchased Lucasfilm 10 or 15 years ago, I’d be worried about the future of the saga. Things have changed since then. Disney seems to have done a pretty good job with Marvel movies. And George released Episode II. And kept changing the Original Trilogy, trying to pretend it was the way he had always envisioned it with little regard to the path of destruction left in his wake.
As the husband of a coworker of mine said today, “Lucas can’t hurt Star Wars anymore.”
Hate all you want. I’m excited about the possibilities. George won’t be tinkering around anymore, generating a special effect without a story. Disney understands their audience. Disney understands their brand. They won’t screw this up. They’d better not.
Am I excited about the next set of movies that will be coming out? Oh yeah. I get to take my son to see them. That’s always been my dream. Will we go to a midnight showing? Probably not. Been there. Done that. Swore it off after the last one.
And who knows? Maybe Han will go back to shooting first.
A guy can dream, can’t he?
In the meantime, let’s celebrate!