PRINCESS LEIA: NOW A DISNEY PRINCESS??
Excuse the caps in the title but I need to get some shouting out of my system lol. I found out about the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney a bit late (last Tuesday night around 8 when I finally bothered to check my Facebook – I’ve had a cold and spent most of this week asleep). Yesterday I found out that they are planning on making Star Wars episodes 7, 8 and 9.
And all over the world Star Wars fans freak.
Will they be good? Will they be bad? They can’t really be worse than the prequels, can they? Will Luke, Lea and Han be in them? If so who are going to play them? Who’s going to play Jaina, Jacen and Anakin Solo? Who’s going to play Mara Skywalker? Who’s going to be the antagonist with the Empire supposedly destroyed?
At the moment I’m torn between never wanting to see these movies made and totally excited that they’re going to make them. I mean, they could be GREAT. But they could also be like the prequels. Which, weren’t horrible and I don’t feel like the prequels took anything away from the franchise, but come on, Anakin was a whiny little b*tch and there was so much CGI it was nauseating.
On the subject of Disney now owning Lucasfilm, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I suppose if anyone had to take it over I’d want it to be Disney. Disney has been working with Lucasfilm for ages, as is evident if you go to the Disney parks (I’ve been on the Star Wars ride “Star Tours” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios many times and a piggy bank that looks like Mickey and Minnie dressed up as Luke and Leia graces my bedroom shelf) so I’m not going to say that Lucasfilm becoming part of Disney is making it impure or ruining it. Disney is a entertainment power house. They have the money and resources to really keep the Star Wars franchise shining. And I’m going to hope that they learned from the public’s unhappiness with George Lucas changing stuff every other month and what did and didn’t work with the prequels. I suppose in the end my stance is that they can’t do anything worse than has already been done to it, and there is the possibility that they could really do great stuff with it.
But if Princess Leia joins the Disney Princess lineup I’m going to be a very unhappy girl, lol. I love the Disney Princess stuff (pink, cute, sparkly…) but Leia is in a totally different category from Snow White, let’s not have her dancing around singing songs about prince charming, okay?
The world is watching you, Disney. Don’t disappoint us.
And now for your enjoyment, Teh Interweb’s thoughts on the buy: