fawker wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 15:06: Lucas just had a great idea and sold it well. He can't direct, he has a horrible touch on the franchise. By far the best film was Empire Strikes Back, which benefited from a "real" director.
Disney couldn't do any worse.
You say that now but just wait until they get Michael Bay on board!
Seriously though, this is a lot of hemming and hawing over nothing. The same kind of outcry was heard when Disney bought Marvel and what happened? They just let Marvel do it's own thing and got a gem of a film out of it. I am sure they're just as keen to let Lucasfilm roll it's own Star Wars film with as little interference as possible.
Besides I think Lucas has spent the last couple decades effectively putting nails in the Star Wars coffin with crappy new movies and his continuous need to defile the old ones with every format change so it's not like it wasn't all circling the drain anyway. Frankly I have to applaud the man. First he rang every ounce of cash from that cow by slapping the Star Wars name on everything he could then cloned the cow and got a couple billion more and when he finally ran out of ways to rehash it he sold it all and got a few billion more out of it. So, bravo!