Disney is buying LucasFilm and is on schedule to release a new Star Wars film in 2015. The news was shocking to some, while others welcomed their new Disney overlords. It took a while for everybody to realize that it wasn’t a joke, and are now beginning to ask questions. Who is going to direct the next Star Wars film? Why did George Lucas sell LucasFilm to Disney? Can the franchise be milked more than it already is? The geniuses at NMA have the answers to all these questions and more.
Our favorite Taiwanese news parody group has what they say is the first official Star Wars Episode VII trailer. I would pay good money to see this vision of Star Wars brought to the big screen.
I think we can all agree that a fight to the death between Darth Vader and Iron Man should be the focus of Episode VII. Vader may be dead, but Lucas and company has already ignored enough Star Wars continuity that it wouldn’t matter. Hell, just throw the entire Marvel universe into the Star Wars universe and have Joss Whedon direct. It will bring in a few billion dollars at the box office in the opening weekend.
In all reality, we still don’t know anything. George Lucas has only said that Disney will help expand Star Wars to an even larger audience through the company’s global reach. As for the next film’s director, various ideas have been tossed around including Robert Zemeckis, Gore Vebenski, Tim Burton and M. Night Shyamalan. The latter would be especially hilarious just to see the reaction from Star Wars fans.