That website is so blatantly biased against Disney and TLJ it's not even funny. I'm no TLJ fan myself but they at least need to be somewhat honest in their "journalism".Maybe Lando and his OT friends aren't so safe after all:
Oh I thought it was the opposite - I was under the impression he actually ended up with more cash than stock.I have a hard time believing this for the simple reason that it is known that a large proportion of the fee paid by Disney was in shares - ergo, GL wins regardless and this probably wouldn't make much difference.
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/george-lucas-makes-2-2bn-from-walt-disney-stock-1.2218740Disney shares have risen close to 70 per cent over the past two years, fuelled by blockbuster films such as Frozen and superhero hits from the company’s Marvel division.
Investors also have high hopes for the coming year which features two releases from its Pixar stable and the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
Lucas sold his Lucas film group to Disney at the end of 2012, receiving $2.2billion in cash and 37.1 million Disney shares, according to regulatory filings.
At the time, Lucas’s Disney shares were worth $1.9billion, giving the deal a total value of $4.1 billion.
But the shares he received are now also worth $4.1 billion, giving the Lucas film deal a total value of approximately $6.3 billion.
See I've already encountered this...and I don't buy it. I'm not hooked for multiple reasons: 1. If the characters Lucas created are alive or not in current continuity, the merchandising of them will never stop. With the figures for both Disney's Galaxy's Edge theme park and contemporary toy sales significantly under preforming (new record lows with the toys), the stuff that DOES sell in mass is the OT themed merch. They can't afford to stop commercializing the OT. So regardless, Lucas will make his share. 2. In the case of Han Solo, predicting his death was just common sense. It's been, basically, in the works since the original ideas for ROTJ. Frankly, I'd have been more surprised if he DID survive TFA. 3. Lucas has ALREADY made his share and then some and will continue to with just the original deal alone. Regardless of what the reasoning for killing off the OT characters has been, Lucas will be laughing all the way to the bank. It doesn't effect him financially whatsoever. So I think you can def. rule out that, at least, it has nothing to do with cutting out George Lucas's share of profits. It's almost like people are looking for justifications for the poor writing...when in actuality, it's just been poor writing.Maybe Lando and his OT friends aren't so safe after all:
Doomcock....are they 12?That website is so blatantly biased against Disney and TLJ it's not even funny. I'm no TLJ fan myself but they at least need to be somewhat honest in their "journalism".
They are quoting a "rumor" from a YouTuber named Doomcock in that one article...I mean it may end up true but idk...
Hm! See here's something strange: I was trying to think of the only way to justify why **** isn't censored...and I assume it's of course because the board defines it as a rooster. Maybe someone who made the board way back when was a chicken farmer? Hah! But turns out, that's incorrect. It IS censored, just only when it's by itself. Because then I thought, if that were true, I know the three letter other old dictionary term for a donkey does NOT work. Maybe it's so intense badminton players can discuss in depth tactics of how to properly strike their shuttlecock. Hah!or *****Bandit6969 it has numbers in it so you know it's classy
Apparently Doomcock is okay with the censor software here but not the T word for boobs
Seems like it is.Hm! See here's something strange: I was trying to think of the only way to justify why **** isn't censored...and I assume it's of course because the board defines it as a rooster.
I mean granted, I get it's a family friendly board. In my own personal life, I'm rarely offended by things like foul language. I'm an R2. I drop the F-bomb with oblivious casualty, sometimes when informed of I feel slight guilt but I'm always of the "They'll get over it!" opinion. But where I usually don't slip is in front of kids, I'm usually pretty good at self-censoring in that sort of environment. That and places of worship, though I myself am not religious but occasionally find myself in a location of, which the odd thing is...when someone else does slip and cuss in those dynamics...I usually find it humorous and am personally not offended, but I supposed I get why some would be so I attempt some level of awareness. So I mean, I get it! But the thing around here? Some of the censored words just seem a bit...arbitrary.Seems like it is.
Now, if you had said cockerel...
Where is this site based anyway? The censor filter is nearly puritanical. Even **** (short for Richard) is censored and that's somebody's name!
While I'm not literally in Ireland, I am genetically Irish...so I totally understand. Probably explains a lot about our trash mouth lingo in our personal lives. Hah! :grin::grin:
Well, I'm Irish, over here we use curse words to let you know that there's a noun or a verb coming.
Nice.You actually got the thread back on topic...
Yeah, storywise the Sequel Trilogy is a lost cause. I don't think there is any way to salvage it. As it is now, Ep9 will come out, make its billion dollars, and then no one but hardcore Star Wars fans are even going to remember it existed within a year.ST in a nutshell right there.
I'm not sure if you are keeping up with rumors and spoilers for Ep9, but it seems that they are planning to do just that. However, it's just rumors and maybe a bit of wishful thinking at this point.For me the ST can be salvaged if TROS makes the events of TLJ insignificant.
The thing for me is that I WANT to accept this Trilogy. I don't want to dislike Star Wars. I personally enjoyed TFA. I didn't have any issues with it being "safe" or a retread/soft reboot. I thought it served it's purpose as an introduction for newer fans while planting interesting seeds for the next movie and bringing our Legacy characters back into the mix (knowing full well that their end was on the horizon). After TFA I was so incredibly excited for the future movies.I'm not sure if you are keeping up with rumors and spoilers for Ep9, but it seems that they are planning to do just that. However, it's just rumors and maybe a bit of wishful thinking at this point.
However, even if they completely undo everything that TLJ botched, we would then end up with a "trilogy" where the middle act is completely irrelevant. In that scenario, what's the rewatch value going to be on the Sequel trilogy as a whole? I'd say almost nil. If the third movie is just damage control and reversing the mistakes of the second movie, then there is no saving this trilogy. Best to just let Ep9 come and go, then forget all three of these movies ever happened.
That's true. I wasn't happy with where TFA started, but after seeing the film I figured, ok, it's something different, let's see where it goes from here. It looked like we were going to see some interesting stuff with Luke and Rey, but TLJ just went in a completely different direction, so of course, many postive thoughts I actually had for TFA kind of went out the window.It's becoming bloody hard work though. TLJ made me actually dislike TFA it was so bad.
Yes. I have a difficult time rewatching TFA since TLJ. Knowing where the story goes after TFA ends actually sucks. I waited 2 years to see what Luke's reaction would be to being handed that his lightsaber (you know...Anakin's lightsaber...the FIRST lightsaber we see on screen in the whole Saga) and we all know how that played out.It's becoming bloody hard work though. TLJ made me actually dislike TFA it was so bad.
Not accepting this trilogy doesn't mean that you dislike Star Wars. I've found that the more Star Wars movies they make, the more of an OT Purist I become. And the more of an OT Purist I become, the more enjoyable and stress-free being a Star Wars fan is.The thing for me is that I WANT to accept this Trilogy. I don't want to dislike Star Wars.
Absolutely agree on that. They just have that certain SW feel to them - I haven't really narrowed it down to what that is. But it seems to be lacking in the newer moviesto be honest, the more movies they make, the more I appreciate the PT as well. not just the OT.
I agree to a point. TROS can make a difference. TLJ doesn't necessarily need to be insignificant, but it needs to be given purpose, it needs to have some weight applied to the story that isn't there now.For me the ST can be salvaged if TROS makes the events of TLJ insignificant.