Netflix is flexing its muscles once again by bringing what has become known as Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions to the millions of subscribers of their streaming services. If fans of "a Galaxy Far, Far Away" weren't already plugged into their services, I'm sure they are now. Not only has the company acquired the rights for the sixth season's thirteen episodes, but all five of the previous seasons which were originally only available through Cartoon Network and on Blu-ray and DVD.
The new animated Disney series Star Wars Rebels will begin its run with a made-for-TV film this summer, leading into the fall, when the program will appear weekly on Disney XD.
Perhaps it's a sign that the 3D re-release trend is starting to die off. While post-converting older films for 3D started off with a bang (The Lion King), subsequent releases all around haven't been performing as well as expected. Lucasfilm has announced that the 3D re-releases of Episode II and III has been post-poned. Full details inside.
We've know about Disney taking over Lucasfilm for quite some time now, and the Internet has been flooded with the hopes and dreams of us fanboys for what we want out of the next Star Wars films. However, the deal wasn't set in stone...until today. Contracts have been signed, hands were shook, and Disney now officially owns Lucasfilm.
The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly is all about the hottest movie topic right now; Star Wars. A quote in the issue from Kathleen Kennedy claims they are wanting to do 2-3 films a YEAR. Many on the internet have taken this to meaning we'll be getting two or even three Star Wars films a year, but don't get too excited just yet for it.
Star Wars fans are a fickle bunch. Some choose to believe only the original trilogy is to be taken seriously. Others are willing to accept all six of the films in the live-action series and that's all. I belong to the last group I'm about to talk about.
So if you haven't heard yet, a pretty big thing happend this week; Lucasfilm was sold to Disney, and Disney in turn announced an Episode VII to be released in about three years time. I know, little news like that is pretty easy to get lost in the shuffle. But it did indeed happen, and pretty much everyone was left flabbergasted at the reveal. Well, all but a certain few, such as Mark Hamill. Well...not as surprised as the rest of it, at the very least.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read that correctly. George Lucas has sold off Lucasfilm to Walt Disney Pictures for $4 billion, and the House of Mouse is looking to produce a new Star Wars movie, set for a 2015 release date.