Some fan reactions:
Jar Jar Poppins? Star Wars fans go nuts over #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
October 31, 2012 9:35AM
Disney to make Star Wars Episode VII
"I'VE a bad feeling about this."
You and me both, Han.
Disney seems to be snapping up every memory fanboys and fangirls hold dear. First Marvel, then the Muppets and now Star Wars.
The fan community wasn't exactly happy with the last lot of Star Wars films, so the thought of Mickey Mouse and Co taking charge of the Millennium Falcon will resurrect fears of another Jar Jar Binks.
It's the stuff of Halloween nightmares.
Here's the best of the Twitter reaction.
There was a disturbance in the force like the voices of a million nerds were scilenced.
- Brian Flatley
No one obviously told #Disney “IT’S A TRAP!!!” #Disneybuyslucasfilm
STAR WARS EPISODE 7 RELEASE IN 2015! BUT IT IMPORTANT FOCUS ON ONE MAJOR DISASTER AT TIME!
- Pedro Montojo
#DisneyBuysLucasfilm Chitty Chitty Death Star
#DisneyBuysLucasfilm Jar Jar Poppins
#DisneyBuysLucasfilm Beauty and the Sith
- Giordano Ciampini
The Gundark's New Groove #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
Meet the Skywalkers #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
Pete's Krayt Dragon #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
Toydarian Story #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
101 Trandoshans #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
Ackbar In Wonderland #DisneyBuysLucasFilm
- Dave Itzkoff
Nothing warms the cockles of your heart like hearing your beloved childhood films and characters referred to as "an IP." #DisneyStarWars
So wait: Darth Vader is Luke's father and also a lion? #DisneyStarWars
This is just like that scene in Star Wars when the Empire gets bought out by an even bigger Empire. #DisneyStarWars
Somewhere, right now, someone is thinking of a way to get Jar Jar Binks into Song of the South. #DisneyStarWars
"Mr. Solo, my name is Nick Fury. I'd like to talk to you about something called The Avengers Initiative." #DisneyStarWars
The code name for Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm is Project Valor. (not kidding) #blueharvest
- Greg Linch
Working title for episode 8 --> Pirates of the Alderaanean: Davy Jones’ Locker Strikes Back.
To infinity… in less than 12 parsecs!
- Dale McGladdery
Let's face it, Lucas had already Disneyfied Stars Wars, anyway. This seems more up front.
This post has been edited by Sombra: 30 October 2012 - 11:07 PM
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