Disney’s Star Wars Acquisition, Episode VII, Indiana Jones 4 & James Cameron’s Avatar
This episode: Join LaughingMan, Kenny Farino, CineMax and B-Mask as they share their thoughts on Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, as well as express their concerns in regard to the possible future missteps of Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII and IX, as well as the past follies of previous Lucas ventures like the Star Wars Prequels and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The Cheshire Cat Studios crew has decided to take a break from lambasting various deranged Internet subcultures to discuss some of the most recent news and developments of the entertainment industry. Clench up George Lucas, and Disney Corp, we’re coming after you!
Kenny: Right. Disney acquisition (of Lucasfilm).
B-Mask: Disney acquisitions! Let’s get this party started!
LaughingMan: *Laughs* “Let’s get this party started!” It’s all silent…
B-Mask: Well, there’s serious news concerning the Star Wars acquisition; the fact that that’s the massive news that’s been going on at the moment. You know, you can’t walk five minutes down the street without hearing someone ask you about it or tell you about. Especially if they know you’re part of nerd culture. So, not to label ourselves or anything, but I’d like to say we’re passingly familiar with the subject.
So how do you guys feel about the whole situation?
LaughingMan: You know how the have all these video game crossovers like Square vs. Disney and Marvel vs. Capcom? *Facetiously* Disney vs. Marvel vs. Star Wars!
CineMax: *Laughs* Star Wars vs. The Avengers!
B-Mask: Yeah, it’s all going to happen. It’s all going to be… Whatever. Everybody said this about Marvel and it hasn’t happened. The only extent to which it’s happened is that there’s a Phineas & Ferb episode (Phineas & Ferb: Mission Marvel) coming up where they all meet with the Marvel heroes. And also, if you go into a Disney store they have Marvel actions figures and Marvel toys.
And that’s not really a major…
CineMax: There was also one other instance. When Tron: Legacy was about to be released, there was a series of Marvel comics featuring iconic super heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk… I think. And all of them were wearing Tron-style uniforms, which, to be honest, looked like ass.
Kenny: Yeah. I mean, I really don’t see anything wrong coming out of this. It’s happened where Disney bought Marvel and they’re letting Marvel do their own thing, so I really see this as like a continuing trend with Lucasfilm.
And who knows? Maybe with George Lucas having a limited involvement, the movies coming up will actually be good.
B-Mask: Well, that can be cool. The only thing I’m worried about is that there are all these rumors that Mark Hamill has been contacted…
CineMax: Yeah, how Harrison Ford said he’d be interested to reprise the role (of Han Solo). It’s like: “Harrison, we need to talk. Remember Indy 4 (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)? Yeah. So do we. No!”
Kenny: The problem with Indy 4 (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) is… I didn’t feel it was so much him but just the writing in general. They didn’t give him much to do…
LaughingMan: He wasn’t Indy!