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Just as the Greeks were folded into the growing Roman Empire, Lucasfilm has recently been folded into Disney’s empire. As this new owner of an entire galactic universe, Disney has announced that they are Marvelizing Star Wars. In other words, they are using the uber-lucrative and successful business model set up for the Marvel universe: a few Character films that stand alone and work as feature-film-length trailers for the Event film.

It’s tough to deny Disney’s business logic, considering the astronomical success of the Marvel franchise.  With Star Wars films alone, Disney will quickly earn back the roughly four billion dollars they invested in Lucasfilm.

What this also means, however, is that the expanded universe will at last have an opportunity to be portrayed onscreen professionally with a ginormous budget.  It means that new voices and new visions will be added to Star Wars, for good or for ill.  It…

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Here’s another post on my new blog: The L. Palmer Chronicles. Star Wars news is always important news. In case you haven’t heard yet, the director for Star Wars Episode VII has been announced.
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Guess who’s directing the Star Wars Episode VII?

J.J. Abrams, master of geekdom, spoiler-free marketing, and Lens Flare!

In the words of so many Star Wars fans: I’m cautiously optimistic.

Although, I have yet to watch Fringe or Lost  (which I still plan to do for both series, I enjoyed Alias and Super 8, and loved Star Trek.)  Star Wars is in good hands.  Based on Super 8, I think he can bring back the gritty detail, oil, and sweat that ground the Original Trilogy and are lacking from the Prequel Trilogy.  Another exciting this is J.J. Abrams mastery of interesting, spunky characters and relationships that ground all of his projects.  Also, this is a brand new story with new characters, and an enormous array of possibility within the Star Wars universe.

So, good luck J.J Abrams and Michael Arndt.  These are good artists set up with an impossible task.

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