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'Star Wars' Spinoff Movie in the Works: Is Disney Going Too Far?

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Since George Lucas sold the rights to "Star Wars" to Disney, we have learned that there will be three films, and that the first one will be directed by "Star Trek" and "Lost" mastermind JJ Abrams. Now, it has been revealed that there will be more to the new "Star Wars" universe than just a continuation of the series.

According to an announcement by Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger on the official Star Wars website, LucasFilm "are in development of a few standalone films that are not part of the 'Star Wars' saga."



He added that "there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films." Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote "The Empire Strikes Back," "Return of the Jedi" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" will write one, as will "Sherlock Holmes" writer Simon Kinberg. Apparently, "each standalone film will focus on a specific character." Do you think that Disney is going too far with the "Star Wars" license?
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  • Brian Decker 2013/02/28 23:45:21
    No
    Brian Decker
    With proper directing, screenplay, and cast, this can be exactly what the series needs after those less than glorious Episodes I, II and , III. I for one am very excited about the new movies.
  • MsDianna 2013/02/15 02:36:23
    Yes
    MsDianna
    yes! enough is enough!
  • Corey Calabrese 2013/02/12 16:59:35 (edited)
    No
    Corey Calabrese
    It can't be worse than 'Battle for Endor' or this horrible tripe:
  • Michael 2013/02/12 16:13:35
    No
    Michael
    This is what we need to continue Star Wars as a legacy. We can't leave such a huge universe of characters and locations left to fizzle away without ever seeing them come to life
  • lol fakename 2013/02/12 14:17:18
    No
    lol fakename
    There's a lot of stuff in Star Wars for them to play with without "ruining" Luke Skywalker or whatever else most people are attached to.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2013/02/12 08:09:15
    No
    Rebel [SHP]
    +1
    There's a lot in the star wars universe. I don't think expanding it is necessarily bad.
  • Michelle 2013/02/11 21:35:23
    Yes
    Michelle
    +2
    Is nothing sacred? I like to pretend the prequels never happened, so I'll probably end up wiping these from my memory as well.
  • Michael Michelle 2013/02/12 16:18:43
    Michael
    +1
    The original trilogy wasn't THAT great, except Empire. The prequels were darker--there was no good guy bad guy vibe...you didn't really know clearly who to side with. Plus the emotional intensity of the last two films of the prequels made them technically better IMO. People just love to hate the prequels because its "in" and because of Jar Jar, who is barely used after Episode 1
  • Tastentier 2013/02/11 19:15:52
    No
    Tastentier
    +3
    I have no idea. All I know is that Han shot first and Greedo wore high heels.

    han shot greedo wore high heels
  • sneekyfoot 2013/02/11 18:54:01
    No
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    movie schmovie its all mindless
  • Lanikai 2013/02/11 17:25:26
    No
    Lanikai
    +1
    3 more would be great.

    I don't really care. Disney likes keeping franchises alive for the revenue stream.
  • Ari Ames 2013/02/11 16:20:33
    Yes
    Ari Ames
    +3
    I'm a purist, I only really like the first three Star Wars films that came out in 1976-1983, for one reason, Lucas did a better job producing those films and the second reason, Harrison Ford made them all the better!
  • April 2013/02/11 14:18:55
  • Wohuz 2013/02/11 09:36:46
    No
    Wohuz
    +3
    Lucas already ruined Star Wars with episodes 1-3, I don't think it can get any worse.
  • Mae 2013/02/11 06:08:36
    Yes
    Mae
    +2
    I want to hope for the best and say "No", but having seen Disney's track record, I'm very afraid they'll milk it way beyond all levels of decency. I was so, so, so grateful that J.K. Rowling turned down Disney when they tried to get the film rights to her Harry Potter series. She has said in interviews that EVERY studio approached her for film rights, and every one of them except Warner Bros. wanted to change or add stuff, like Americanizing the characters, adding cheerleaders to Quidditch matches,and consolidating books. I wonder what Disney wanted to do to the Harry Potter series? My family has always imagined they would've made it mandatory for the writers to add in 1 or 2 balls jokes per movie, with either Hagrid or Snape being the butt of the jokes, as a running gag. Going back to Star Wars, you'll know Disney is pushing things if they start using crass balls jokes on Boba Fett, etc, or you need a scorecard to keep track of all the sequels.
  • karzzyman 2013/02/11 05:45:07
    No
    karzzyman
    +2
    EverYOne and his brotHEr has seen ,fell in lOve with it ,bought the TOYs for it , played starters cOMe on now the generation that it was MAde for has now tiRed of it. ,"didn't mean we. Don't like it buUTn I SAY NO DON'T STOP DISNEY LETS SEE WHAT YOU GOT. THEY DO OUT FOR EVERY OTHER MOVIE. I CANT WAIT,......... gotta. Go. Star , Wars is.COMMng on ....... ....PEACE OUT ...to infinity and beyond.................
  • sally 2013/02/11 04:30:20
    Yes
    sally
    +3
    Srew Disney, they're going to ruin the Clone Wars spin off on Cartoon Network. The only reason it works is because CN knows what it's doing, will Disney? Hell no.
  • Samantha Lewis 2013/02/11 02:22:13
    No
    Samantha Lewis
    +2
    They have to make that money back and lets be real who better to make it then Disney!
  • sjalan 2013/02/10 23:47:04
    No
    sjalan
    +1
    There are many such examples of parallel stories in different types of "saga's"
  • Jimm 2013/02/10 23:46:09
    Yes
    Jimm
    +3
    Disney is gong to milk ever dime they can out of the Star Wars franchise...no matter how badly they dilute or abuse the brand.
  • Chris 2013/02/10 22:33:45
    No
    Chris
    +1
    I think most fans want to see more Star Wars. I certainly do. It will be interesting for someone other than George Lucas to take a wack at it.
  • JimTheGeek 2013/02/10 21:59:56
    No
    JimTheGeek
    +1
    One would expect Disney to try to make some money off the franchise. After all, they paid lots of $$$ for it. Personally i welcome spinoffs or movies made within the StarWars universe.It shows there's more there than just the Skywalkers. Sure would be an awful waste of a universe if the Skywalkers were the only people of interest.
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/02/10 18:33:26
    Yes
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    +3
    Enough of that already cos they have already milked it to the bone!
  • krayzrick 2013/02/10 17:56:34
    Yes
    krayzrick
    +3
    But hey, Disney only cares about one thing, like the rest, MAKING MONEY
  • calvin236 2013/02/10 17:34:48
    No
    calvin236
    +2
    I meant yes.
  • Alyssa D. 2013/02/10 17:27:27
    No
    Alyssa D.
    +2
    Star Wars Is Bomb! They should totally make another movie! Why would they b going too far! STAR WARS IS THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!! I may b a girl, but Im allowed to like Star Wars. My fav movie is 'Empire Strikes Back'. It's AWESOME!
  • Jim in SC 2013/02/10 14:09:58
    No
    Jim in SC
    +1
    There have been many stories written around the Star Wars mythology. I'd love to see some translated into film version.
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/02/10 13:16:27
    No
    timothy.hill.14
    +2
    This really needs an undecided option since we all have yet to see what Disney does with the Star Wars franchise. Personally, I'm holding my breathe hoping like hell they don't ruin it completely which is rather what I am expecting to be more likely than actually coming out with anything faithful to the original films in terms of quality. Time will tell.
  • Lanikai timothy... 2013/02/11 17:28:14
    Lanikai
    +1
    I am nearly certain that Disney will keep it fairly pure, given the cult status of Star Wars and a fan base that will revolt if they stray too far.
  • Th8nos 2013/02/10 12:35:57
    Yes
    Th8nos
    +1
    Why cant they just leave well enough alone....
  • Mel ♥ MCR Th8nos 2013/02/12 05:49:07
    Mel ♥ MCR
    The funniest thing about this comment is that the clip is from one of the newer star wars'
  • Tanya Smith 2013/02/10 12:31:20
    No
    Tanya Smith
    +1
    long shall live Jar Jar Binks


    meesa es jah jah BINKS
  • Alyssa D. Tanya S... 2013/02/10 17:29:22
    Alyssa D.
    Jar-Jar Binks is soo funny! He talks wierd! That was funny when they rescued him!:)
  • Garland Bennett 2013/02/10 12:02:48
    Yes
    Garland Bennett
    +2
    Here's an overall video to sum up how I feel about this.
  • ᗩda 乂 Garland... 2013/02/10 21:56:36
    ᗩda 乂
    You gotta love Randy! 乂^‿^乂
  • CocaColaCandy 2013/02/10 10:22:35
    Yes
    CocaColaCandy
    +2
    I'll withhold judgement on Episodes 7, 8 and 9 until I see just how much Disney sucks the life from them. But Disney-made spinoffs? The Little Mermaid 3, anyone? Ruin it they will, yes.
  • John 2013/02/10 09:20:00
    No
    John
    +1
    The more Star Wars, the better. It's a saga. It should continue. I enjoy all the films. Even The Phantom Menace has a lot of cool stuff in it if you just ignore Jar Jar.
  • Alyssa D. John 2013/02/10 17:31:14
    Alyssa D.
    +1
    Hey! Jar-Jar Binks is the most funny character in that movie! Jar Jar is cool! Sheez...live w/ it!
  • Isaac S... Alyssa D. 2013/02/11 19:52:01
    Isaac Smith
    No... Jar Jar is massively annoying
  • Michael McFascist 2013/02/10 06:17:37 (edited)
    No
    Michael McFascist
    They wanted a bicycle. Now they have to peddle...I meant pedal.

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