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YouSpeak: Star Wars

Disney’s purchase of beloved franchise has many worried


When word came in late October that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm for approximately $4 billion, Star Wars fans expressed concern about the future of the franchise. How would Han Solo and Luke Skywalker fit into a studio roster that includes the likes of Mickey Mouse and Buzz Lightyear?

And when Disney said it would make at least three more Star Wars movies, the internet buzzed with speculation about what the new ownership could lead to: a Steamboat Wookie character? An Epcot Death Star?

We wanted to know what you think. So this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “How do you feel about Disney owning the Star Wars franchise?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question you’d like us to ask, post it in the comments section below.

Joe Chan

Joe Chan can be reached at joechan@bu.edu.

2 Comments on YouSpeak: Star Wars

  • Anonymous on 12.03.2012 at 2:30 pm

    I think taking the franchise away from George Lucas was the best thing that could have happened for Star Wars. The man provided a good original groundwork, but he’s been an extremely poor storyteller of late; and another Jar-Jar Binks or “digital remastering” just might have put the entire franchise in the ground. There is a very good video on youtube about “What if episode 1 was good?” which explains this much more thoroughly and eloquently than I ever could. Meanwhile, Disney gave us “The Avengers.” I’m not worried.

  • anonymous on 12.04.2012 at 6:42 pm

    Hi Tim

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