35 Burst results for "Lucasfilm"
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Altered Geek
"Its momentum because we got conditioned to it started with one movie and then the next next year it was like to marble movies and by the time like everything was kind of wrapping up. We had. I think we had five movies with five. Marvel movies within the last between Two thousand eighteen and twenty nineteen. There were five marvel movies. Yeah but we got drip-fed like that stuff from the from from the beginning it wasn't like okay. Here's five movies. It was okay. Here's iron ironman okay. That works okay. Here's ironman too incredible hawk. Okay that work. Here's ironman three. Four captain merika. You know avengers like they slowly like okay. Then they're like okay now we can. We've got the production team. Now we can do three movies a year. We can do four movies. Your and then you know. They had their big finale. And can we just take a minute here. Real quick to highlight the fact. I don't know if you guys did this. But how remarkable. It is how lucky it is that marvel and lucasfilm got to wrap up their star wars stuff and the marvel like infinity saga before of it like. Can you imagine like having to wait two years to be an game. Yeah no i i. It just keeps blowing my mind that they got like geeks like lucked out so hard. Oh yeah on the amount of the amount of things that wrapped up geek wise and twenty nineteen like before the went. Crab is just. I can't. I can't believe that the happened but okay. So we were drip-fed all this stuff. They released their last movie boom. Kobe hits. There's not a movie incite..
Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Star in New 'Indiana Jones' Film
"Co star in the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, has been selected. Lucasfilm and director James Mangold have their sights set on Harrison Ford's first new co star in the next installment of the Indiana Jones franchise sources tell Deadline that Phoebe Waller Bridge is set to co star opposite Ford in the fifth film with Ford Returning is everyone's favorite fedora wearing witty archaeologist. Good afternoon, Dr Jones. I'm gonna kill you right now, not a very private place for emergency. Well, these Arabs don't care if we kill each other. They're not going to interfere in our business. Hope is to start production this summer. With Lucasfilm and Mangold meeting with talent for other roles in preparation, details are still vague about what new adventure awaits in. Deanna Jones, but the film is set to premiere on July. 29th 2022, Mary Course.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Tatooine Sons: A Pop Culture Podcast
"We don't like because film story group stole our idea. Not really i mean. Come on we're just smart. We think like lucasfilm story Which is basically saying. They should hire us. Because you already think like that..
Lucasfilm fires 'The Mandalorian' star Gina Carano after offensive social media posts
"Meanwhile was fired from her co starring role or guest starring role on star wars. Shoot the mandalorian. After social media posts basically saying that being a republican today was like being jewish during the holocaust. This was the second time that the outspoken conservative and former star found herself in hot water in november. She mocked mask wearing and falsely suggested. That voter fraud occurred during the twenty twenty presidential election after being fired by lucasfilm. Khurana was immediately dropped by her
Gina Carano fired from 'Mandalorian' after social media post
"Lucasfilm says actor and former mixed martial artist Gina Carano is no longer part of the cast of the Mandalorian marches are a letter with the latest Lucasfilm says in a statement it has no current or future plans to employ Gina Carano who plays former rebel soldier care doing the statement says Carrano social media posts have been abhorrent and unacceptable Carrano compared people with different political views to Jews during the Holocaust she said the government had made their neighbors hate them for being Jews before **** soldiers rounded them up although crown and deleted the post it was widely circulated online with the hashtag fire Gina Carano trending she's previously marked gender pronouns and mask wearing during the pandemic and alleged voter fraud during the twenty twenty election
Gina Carano faces backlash for social media posts, 'not currently employed' by 'Star Wars'
"A Lucasfilm representative said Khurana is no longer employed by Lucas film No plans for her to be in the future of movies do to her controversial social media posts. Khurana is strictly drawn iron for her social media statements. And Wednesday she posted about being conservative about how being conservative today is comparable to being Jewish during the Holocaust. Well, yeah, that's an unfortunate thing to strong Twitter. Wrong statement. She has been conservative for quite some time. Yeah, she played a cara Doon for two
"lucasfilm" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Which Granted, they make great open World games. Why not? You know what the game like that Doobie Soft has done. That's a big open world game that people would recognize. Okay. Since Creed far cry games, they do this well, yes, Star Wars version of far cried. I just speaking my language, so this will be under the Lucasfilm Games. Branding you don't have that little logo on the front of it. Despite being made by a movie star will be soft developer Lucasfilm games where they're published. Landing. Yeah, and specifically, this is the studio that did the division that as the part of Be soft that does the division games of Tom Classes get interesting now, Do we know if this Star Wars game is supposed to be like massively multi player in any way like the division again, so little has been revealed about it? We know it's going to be an open world game, which is Ambitious for Star Wars when you have many worlds that you could take place on. It's a kind of game that I'm kind of excited for. I really hope you don't play the jet. I in it, Which is the first time I've ever said those words ever. I really want this to be like scum and villainy. Bounty hunters. You know if you want to place a man DeLorean. Yeah, if you're the company that does the division who also has forced powers. Okay, Well, you have to remember. Not only is this is a Star Wars announcement. This is all of the Lucas film property. So that means the other game that's been teased that has finally been confirmed by them is a new Indiana Jones cheese coming out of Bethesda and machine games, who in the past machine games specifically have made all of the Wolfenstein games, which means I think we can all rest easy knowing that there's gonna be lots of Nazi killing. That's what I was about to say, like Wow, what is their obsession with killing Nazis? And then I was.
Ubisoft Is Developing A Massive Open-World ‘Star Wars’ Video Game
"Open world star was game is in development. Not at electron arts sits in development at. Ub soft it's from the division developer yousof massive. No indication has been given us u whether it would be single player or multiplayer. Or what part of the star was timeline or win and might be released but Ub eve chemo says quote on. It's an original stores adventure. That is different from anything that has been done before. Sam what do you make of that. It can't be two stories. you can't be star. Wars chess masters tarazi yummy. Oh it's none of those things. If you just eliminate all the way star wars has manifested itself. You can figure out what this game is because it's not any of those cannon whatever it is going to be cannon with with just films and everything everything our young everything hanan. I think this is such cool news. the division is not necessarily my cup of tea but like big aaa studio. That's really really well. Resourced and capable of of of doing star wars justice undeniably so Yeah i'm really really excited. We also dug into some of the jobless things because obviously now the the word is out there like our star wars project and they're able to be a little bit more descriptive there. Nothing to revelatory words like open world action adventure linear and lawn on linear storytelling. An rpg style progression were thrown around. So it's a video game folks you heard for as many star wars games as we've gotten. Yeah it's been a million where you know this this little trailer montage. That's running a showing several of them. We haven't really ever gotten a big aaa open world star wars game. There has been role playing games. And you know jet. I fallen order is. I don't know what you would call that wide. Probably i would. I would think on the positive side. This is just yet i fall. And were because it's a bunch of open areas and ed fine with me but i want i want like i want like sky rim levels of open like our fallout lending open area. Yeah i want like actual open world star wars game. Where like that's this weird hole in the in all the star wars games we've gotten in the past if it was that that that could work well but what worries me is seeing the division footage and thinking about the avengers and like you know we did our lessons being learned about what You know open world games are when they are also games a service or are thus not being learned about that and people really like the division say anthems that the thing that scares me as much as a jazz. Yeah that's a that's a very real you know. I'd like star wars as much as the next nerd. But the franchise assertive written into a corner because there are no jet. I in modern star wars so unless they go back in time to old republic all any player ever want to do is run around as a djeddai but the fiction of every single star. Wars game has to itself for why you know. I'm not a jet. I but i'm using a lightsaber or Or calcutta's in jeddah. Fallen order is a jet. I'd here's why you know. No one knows about him like i. It's this big stumbling block. That like every star wars game has to overcome so but even if you are jet. I like you can't be getting a new lightsaber and equipping new loot and being on this loop dried. Really like he got different different robes. Sure where they can make that work. that's horrible. I think that's why a builder public works of the time when there were there were a lot of it is. I'm definitely a fan of a lot of ubisoft. Open world games. A lot of the Is far cries but Yeah just to echo what you're saying. The divisions are really my cup of tea. Either a shared world sort of lewd or shooters not really what. I what i'm into. So i don't know i don't know what to make of this Tina i know you like a lot of assassins creeds. Obviously like open games shema. What what's your take on this. I didn't play of division one. I did actually like the vision to i think there are. Rpg elements that make sense and like you know really big dense world to go around and do different activities in could could be a really good fit to so. I have confidence that us off. Nasa is a great choice in general Breaking out of. Ea exclusively is a good thing for them if felt like felt like ea developing those games Was a bit of practice for what is now known as lucasfilm games. And now they get to branch out and pick like a clipper per the type of game that they're going for so that they don't feel necessarily like hamstring into Squeezed into one publisher particularly. So it's like they got a little bit confidence with the successive jet iphone. Order and star wars squadrons and a couple advancements the battlefront two. So they've figured out a formula that could work and now they get to poach essential essentially developers from different talents to figure out what else they're gonna do in this increasingly dense cannon star wars world.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Nine fifteen and that doesn't have usb don't understand why it doesn't have it but it doesn't have it. It's getting annoying. Because i want to convert everything over to usb c. It's a lot. Better than micro usb micro usb is older and more. it's harder to retool everything. It's more expensive that way but eventually you're going to have to do anyways so that's where we're at. Also you have razors project brooklyn which the alternate gaming chair has a very big curved gaming screen in your chair and everything and lights too because lights always make everything better so we have that as well as a lot of interesting things going on. Cbs love it was around mask technology. But we had some gaming things especially with. Tv's now tv's are going to be able to actually have variable. Refresh rates are going to actually have geesink and freezing in there as well. So you're going to be able to actually use. Tv's as your monitors if you wanna do that isolate dedicated monitors because they're actually still more better for that but we're going to be seeing a lot more blending and blurring of those lines because tv manufacturers alike own weight gaming people spend a lot of money. Maybe we should get something out of this. And that's where we're that right now. All right and last but not least lucasfilm decided to relaunch lucas art. Two point calling it lucasfilm games. I mean really disney seriously. You already had a game developer game studio and you decided to kill it off to bring it back and you didn't even try to say. Hey let's bring back lose lucas arts. Because lucas arts has a lot of favorable memories were law gamers from cinemax from day. The technical from the star wars games from indiana jones. There's a lot of different things x wing as well a lot of different. Greg games some bad games but a lot of great games from the nineties that were fun to play but instead you decide to make lucasfilm games the most ordinary thing. You could come up with instead of just saying. Hey let's bring back. Lucas arts really lucasfilm's games. Really you know you had all the trademarks and everything for lucas arts. Why don't you bring back with his arts. Like what's the big deal about that. I don't understand why this is lucas arts. Two point zero because lucasfilm games. Lucas arts would have been like people wouldn't understand that people would understand that and it'd be under the partnership of it and it's a different name and you don't confuse it. Lucasfilm games is a very confusing thing about films. But he row games was a joint partnership of everything. We've done lucas arts seriously. Just bring it back. That's all you had to do. We first of all you shouldn't actually have gotten rid of it. But i was.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Invidia and amdy razzi. Cas twenty twenty one. And they did address the stock issues for the us. Not the ep which are both having problems and they said that well. It's going to be a while until we actually get some stable stock so they are going to try to fulfil at least on. Md as best they can and they'll have more on their site but be prepared for that to be sold out in two seconds also nvidia's like well. You're going to be a luck because we're not going to be able to do it until first. Quarter of two thousand twenty one which doesn't end till april so. You're looking at a march april situation. Where pro get more stock in. Hopefully it will stabilize law. The stock issues. We'll have to wait so long to actually get. I'm still waiting for. Gps cpi the only thing. I need to actually my computer. And it's the most frustrating thing and microsoft are still sucks but anyways that's with this. It's not really that great. It's not fun to actually try to get this special with scalpers trying to do and everybody else. Trying to upgrade it just makes the situation very frustrating in worse. So we'll see how the stock issue actually makes it better. It's the output as isn't there yet for what the demand is and that's the problem that we're having right now. Supposedly is all about demand. Everybody wants to do it. I still think it's a factor. It's a factor for it but it's also loss cowboys are willing to get more money in ba- greedy in price gouge three or four times. Sometimes ten times the price of the actual ms rpm of the products and he's moving on to delay and rieter public is laid later this year. Also being delayed elite. Dangerous odyssey's delayed till late spring. So that's already three games now. Outriders was delayed said last week and then two other ones are going to be laid. We're gonna see more and more delays right now as they're trying to work from home and even though they've somewhat figured it out it's still going to allow more delays.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"So what this means is that you cannot just throw your barrier and then bring it back and throw it again. You basically have to be very committed to wherever you're throwing your barrier at because once you bring it back you have to wait almost three seconds to get it back and that's quite a bit of a nerf and it may actually kill sigma for awhile because even though a lot of watch people are like. Oh this is great. Because it's commitment having is actually terrible amber for thinking about realistically tanks have won the least number of heroes. I think tanks and healers are kinda to that. Don't have that many. And so when you do nerve one of the tanks it does have an impact where you can't use a use it as much or it's not usually useful as much as before now. Could they have done different things to update the hero. Yes this we're at probably go back to two seconds. Yeah i would say one half to two seconds was probably a little bit more fair in that one but here we are with this actual patch. That went live for whatever reason. Also last one wrecking ball. Your per target is reduced from one hundred seventy five which i'm fine with because wrecking balls very mobile. You don't know how to use them very well. You shouldn't actually be rewarded for that. I get it is a difficult hero to actually play but just get better at him and not just be like i need more adaptive shields because he can be a pain in the butt even with the wants. I don't know how to use them very well. Be very very annoying to play against. If you really got him you'll be very annoying to play against. You're not so good. Will you'll be punished for it. Which is fair. get better at them now. Moving on to battlefront two is free on a game store right now. So if you're looking to actually play which is an excellent game right now when it's all updates came out actually became a really great game when it first came out not so much but now it's a really great game. It's fun to play. Go pick it up a game store for free and you can actually play your star wars dreams of speakers stormtrooper or republic clone or on.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"For race apex legends goto twitch right now and get your prime gaming new. Things is basically a nod to allison wonderland. So it's very interesting thing. It's a very interesting skin. It's very unique in a way and got more colors to rates not big on colors. They made her become callers on this specific thing. So you're looking for new skin if you play a legends a lot. This is the best one deal now out of all the guest battle royale games. I like apex legends a lot also like warzone a lot not to be going pub gee i know is the grandfather at all but still not that big on it. It's not terrible game. it's just. I don't like it but moving onto cyberpunk twenty seventy seven and there is a apology video from the ceo saying. Please stop blaming developers. It's all my fault. Which i do like this type of leadership style. Lookit i'm the head. I'm the one that decided to actually launched this game. I should've actually held back on it. I didn't hold back on it and this is where we're at right now. I don't mind that. I don't think for wise. It's a terrible game now for the older generation. It is from a lot of people. I didn't get it on the. ps four. which. I have. Because i wanted to get on instead so it's terrible game on. There is some bugs on there as well just like everything else. There's bugs but it's not terrible game so no matter where you're on on this one. It's not bad. Please stop saying how terrible it is. Do not listen to the gang media because they are against it for whatever reason because it didn't go or aligned with their political beliefs because in twenty twenty one and we have to be all or nothing. You're either agreeing one hundred percent with me or you're my enemy because you agree disagree ten percent of the time which is funny because nobody actually agrees with everybody hundred percent of the time but hey consistency is not their biggest thing right.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Digital Coffee
"Love this podcast. Support this show through the cast supporter feature. It's up to you how much you give. And there's no regular commitment. Just click the link in the show description to support now and welcome to new episode of digital coffee. and i'm your host spread deisler. We could please subscribe to digital coffee on broadcast. Google podcasts spotify and amazon music in review. I mean how. I'm doing really helps me out and also go to digital coffee dot tv and sign up for the newsletter to get up to most date thing you can get from digital coffee anyways this week. We're gonna be talking about game delays lucasfilm games. I'm basically making fun of that. And other interesting things that are going on. Twenty twenty one which some interesting things that came out and making fund raiser and their mask because basically hilarious anyways. Let's move on to well cheating news. So right and bungy have basically formed a joint legal action against cheaters because cheaters always suck specially when you're trying to play games in the chew even though this is a little bit more prevalent in china and it's allowed more in china it's still just sucks from the come over and bike a here and it just awful. Nobody likes cheaters. It ruins the game. It also just ruins the company's bottom line and also hurts them because people bench league. You tired give up because they just don't want to deal with cheaters anymore. So i get why they're trying to do more legal action us more of breaching contract type of legal action so that can actually go against these people and actually get some monetary compensation and also just hurt their business in general because their business is basically to circumvent whatever they need to actually get this. So it'll be interesting to see what actually happened with this. But i'm glad that there's some type of legal action coming from some developers now waiting for dice. Do actually our ea to do something. Actually curb of this. But they haven't really done much which makes battlefield just unplayable most of the.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Pop Culture Cosmos
"You know they recently. In the end of the year they came out with a black light. Marvel and dc poss which were really cool. Really unique in poss. Even see i. I'm not a fan of the hop itself in the box art. That's one thing. I think funk. Oh maybe misses the the ball on and let's make the box art cool to the black light pots man though. That box aren't really stood out and they just announced this. So you know if you guys have disney plus in your old comic book fan they are gonna do. What if series pops next year. So i'm excited. The what they're gonna do with the. What if series i remember having this is this is i. Don't click communists. Must they would growing up. Like i think there was a what will ring was like the leader of a vampire cult or something like i mean like if some crazy stuff they could do and they just did. The marvel zombies line which is a cool new comic series. I hope they're gonna do deceased..
Lucasfilm and Ubisoft Announce Open-World STAR WARS Game
"Well you might also want be ubisoft. Who announced wednesday that it. Swedish massive studio is collaborating with lucasville game. Lucasfilm games on an original story game set in the star wars universe. The game will use the snowdrop engine. Also used in tom. Clancy's the division electronic has exclusively deal for star wars games that expires in two thousand twenty three but he says it will continue to develop star wars games. Non-exclusive lucasfilm games also announced tuesday that an indiana jones game is in development with machine games. Scott i have a hunch. You're excited about the very excited about this as a as the gaming community i'll be there spokesman for the moment It's exciting stuff. Machine games known for their work on the wolfenstein Recent games those are excellent. first person shooters. This doesn't indicate whether that indiana jones game would be first person or not but back to the open world star wars stuff. There's been a little bit of stagnation with star wars licensed stuff since disney got a hold of all the licenses they stop their own internal studios disney's interactive went away And they moved everything to a or they may deals with the a for most of their exclusive licensing to star wars games that a couple hits in there a couple of big bombs some very controversial stuff with battlefront and microtransactions. And and that sort of thing Was at the forefront of that mess. So it's been kind of an ugly period or than just period and what it sounds like. Now they're they're basically saying all right. Look we've got we've got the lucas games. Banner back it's here and that is a lot of cachet a lot of history behind it Even outside of star wars related stuff. And we've got to be soft. Who makes really great. Maybe some of the industry's best open world games. They're open world style is very well known and respected And the division to not not that kind of open world game There's real prowess to that. And i think that that's the right team And given that when all the other resources they will be soft they should be able to make a really killer open world game. Which is my favorite kind of game. So i'm beyond excited about an open world star wars game made by a big city like this and it's nice to see him spread it around a little bit. Not be so exclusive exclusively. Ea
Bethesda Announces Indiana Jones Game
"Morning a little small indie company by the name of edessa decided to wake up in chooses violence. They've announced a new indiana jones game. I'm pulling directly from their twitter Kevin i have the twitter link. Create a poll up. If you wanna show the teaser that they tweeted out this morning for the indiana jones game between a follow up tweet reads like this. A new indiana jones game with an original story is involvement from our studio machine games. It'll be executive produced by todd howard in collaboration with lucasfilm games. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal but we're very excited to share today's news on those your reaction confusion because they didn't look rebrand yesterday and they're already like coming out swinging like i remember everyone thinking. I wonder if this means like indiana jones games like. Yeah maybe when they do movie sure but like i did not expect the day after they did. The rebranding like yeah. No lucas like indiana jones as well and machine games really good. Pick i would. I am excited for them to stretch our legs a little bit like get into different. Ip it like really see what they can do with this game. Yeah this looks. I'm very excited about this. From the perspective of i would not have expected this announced it and for them to come out and be giving it to machine games. I think is very exciting Because beijing games obviously known for the wolfenstein game the recent style games that i've been really excellent. This seems like an entirely new project for them. In the way that. I'm really curious and excited to see them. Stretch their legs and try out something new. Because this this very much reminds me of the same or similar as guerrilla games From zone in creating horizons zero. Don you know and like kill zone obviously like not wolfenstein in terms of how those things are. it's like wolfenstein. The new colossus vary excellent game. But what games in wolfson cost new colossus and. We'll send the order. I feel like if showing off a skill in terms of. Hey we can make blockbuster story like we can make We can have great dialogue and great cut scenes and really have you engaged with what's going on in the story of this game and so to see them tackle indiana jones game. I think is really exciting for that. Machine gave such a perfect pick because they're not afraid to just like if they want to do something that doesn't necessarily like jive with game and sarah and i'm not saying that's bad but like if they want to create some distance they will do it like we just colossus. Start off with you. Feeling all powerful. It's with you feeling like real shit like that. You start off extremely weak in that game. You literally start off in a wheelchair and then like before you really get. You know the new die. In a couple of hits. It is a difficult game at the beginning. I i can definitely see them. Having gained more quiet and contemplative at times indiana jones game that sometimes gets really lower action packed. And i think they're they're great at doing those balancing those two things so yeah. It is super cool to imagine what that game is right now. of course peach on dot com slash. Kind of funny games where you can go to ask questions for this show and most of the questions were all about this exact news and i have two questions that pretty much encompass what most people were asking So i'm gonna pull mitch crass in who wrote in and asked what is the most likely version of the in an indiana jones game. You're getting machine games. Third person first person tomb raider or horizon. Gluten full also wrote in and says good. Morning sexes with indiana jones. Being announced how do you think the game will fall into the microsoft acquisition. Xbox exclusive gain if third party and its success will microsoft. Continue making them. Thanks for all you do. 'em ron start from anywhere. I'm i'm gonna let you pick where we start in terms of what this game is going to be in house can be released. Could actually we're up to these things together is does does this game exist as an xbox version of mater are not charted. And that's like that. Is i think the most important question to me. 'cause like if like are they trying to go for. Hey why bother with dime store idiot joseph. Every jobs were here like drake become the. We have indiana jones at home. Kenneth i who knows. I think that would be an interesting for microsoft but the fact that acquisition was announced through ago as as the more than three months ago like four months ago. I'm gonna guess. His games deals deals with this game. Were asked before that but it is also worth noting that xbox responded to this tweet already. They've the xbox account. Sony has not as far as i know. Maybe it's correct me. W but does that indicate that this exclusive or does it like the fact that it's a external ip in the case that is supposed to be everywhere like this does give us a little bit of an idea or not yet but it will give us a little bit of idea of what does microsoft plan to do with the are they going to for example the star field on ps five. If so like was an ordeal for that or are they going to have startups five. Four seventy dollars and free on a free quote on game pass like that would be a hell of a contrast to make so. I'm curious what happens with within. Yeah jones because if they do make it they're like you can only play like spiderman. You can only play indiana jones on xbox that is a compelling do
Indiana Jones Bethesda Game - Official Teaser
"Enron this morning a little small indie company by the name of edessa decided to wake up in chooses violence. They've announced a new indiana jones game. I'm pulling directly from their twitter Kevin i have the twitter link. Create a poll up. If you wanna show the teaser that they tweeted out this morning for the indiana jones game between a follow up tweet reads like this. A new indiana jones game with an original story is involvement from our studio machine games. It'll be executive produced by todd howard in collaboration with lucasfilm games. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal but we're very excited to share today's news on those your reaction confusion because they didn't look rebrand yesterday and they're already like coming out swinging like i remember everyone thinking. I wonder if this means like indiana jones games like. Yeah maybe when they do movie sure but like i did not expect the day after they did. The rebranding like yeah. No lucas like indiana jones as well and machine games really good. Pick i would. I am excited for them to stretch our legs a little bit like get into different. Ip it like really see what they can do with this game.
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Kinda Funny Games Daily
"Look films like a scene gaming stretches back decades and with lucasfilm in the galaxy far far away entering a new and unprecedented phase of creativity so will the world of lucasfilm games developed in collaboration with the finest studios across the industry stars. Dot com is thrilled trivial. That lucasfilm games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from lucasfilm a name that encompasses the company's rich catalogue video games. And it's i toward the future. You can watch specials. Israel celebrating the history of games from lucasfilm below. Should be playing right now. Lucasfilm games logo featured above will appear in all feature lucasfilm games. Titles tim muffin. Getty's what is your reaction to this very excited. I feel like any type of at least care. Put into creating an umbrella for these properties to fall under. I think is a good thing. I think it's shown a lot of success with marble games being able to branch out and collaborate with a bunch of different developers on a project by project basis. You know the ea deal <hes>. With with disney for star wars games has been a bumpy road to say the least <hes>. It's crazy to think back to the. Ps two era of getting multiple star wars games a year of varying quality. You know. I don't think we ever got anything on the the level of a jet. I fall in order but those a lot of fun games that are very near and dear to people's hearts before that obviously on p. back when it was lucas arts we got classic after classic after classic right throughout the nineties and early two thousand. So i'm excited for a world with star wars games because he thinks star wars lends itself to so many different types of gameplay. Experience is that can be fulfilling whether it's narrative driven single player things or lightsaber focused. Action games or squadron style flight sims whether that's arcadi or more sim base. There's just so many options out there. For what a star stars game on top of the more kid fare like the lego games <hes>. So i'm going to say no to more stores games. Hopefully with the idea that they are good quality and i think that being able to branch with other developers is going to allow that what this means for the deal and how all that goes. I don't know. I don't remember exactly how many years we are into it now. Think it ends in twenty twenty three so i think this is just good to kind of get ahead of that. You know. start getting branding down now. So that by the time that actually becomes the thing where firing on all cylinders marble games when they announced that they were kind of like creating their own thing. Labeling it <hes>. That was back in twenty fifteen when age voltron came out. And i remember greg. And i got to go to c. h. Voltron early because it was. We were at the marvel games announcement and they announced a couple of games of the telltale collaborations and some other things but that announcement really kind of felt like this where it was like. Alright this doesn't really mean much right now but hopefully a couple of years. It means something really good under in the case of marble games. Look we're at now right spider man. I met miles morales and hopefully many more surprises along the way. Yeah i think this is really exciting. Because this of course signals that they're they're thinking about the future star wars games and what that looks like star. Wars games historically had been awesome. Right i think back to star wars battlefront to you. And how much fun ahead with that. I think this hour is forcing leash games. I think to even wars demolition on one. That i feel like barely anybody played but i thought it was good metal. Rip off yes. It was good lord demo of that. I had a my friends my neighborhood. He's going house all the time. Play games yeah. That game and i was always obsessed with it because you could just choose between like different stars. We twisted metal right. So you're choosing between different always equals making the battle it out. And if my memory serves correct one of your choices were was a bogus fat enlighten just like boba jetpack finding against different vehicles which always struck me as like ridiculous but osman fund and so. Yeah like i'm all about that. I think that sounds cool <hes>. Do you think this signals that they may be thinking about ending that deal because in the in the israel oh kevin showing off a star wars demolition right here. I used to love his game. Man i don't know if it wasn't necessarily a good game but it's not it's definitely not. Yeah i agree with you. I loved star wars games. Just because it's fucking star wars even masters of terra. Kasey the frigging fighting game on. Ps one like like six times. It's horrible. They're funded motherfucking skywalker. That's all anybody wants fantasy paddle arguably like for for me. Personally i'm not. I'm not the hugest star. Wars movie person if anything. I probably like star wars games more than star wars movies and i'm like i'm very excited for this back to my question right. Do you think this signals them. Possibly ending that. Yea partnership you. You're bringing up some evidence of that. You're saying that in the sizzle reel something in the ball in this israel like it was. They showed off the last generation of star wars games. And it's been stuff that it's stuff that you'd expect like being the titles and so they showed up battlefront. They showed off squadrons. They showed off star shot. I found order. But they're also you also had the store stuff from fortnight. Legal is the salary stuff in sims. My and i think in terms of course. Ea title but it seems like them them creating this new umbrella that is lucasfilm games feels like them trying to separate themselves from just being ea away. Where unless you're doing something that was dynamically different or doing something special with the with the stars games lineup in the coming years feels like it's a pointless thing to do right if you if if if sours is going to live under the ea for the most part was the point of doing this. I mean i think there's it's multilegged. Here where i think were on one side of it is just a branding of wanting to own it. Even if it's ea ea owning the license or at least having a license to be able to make these games it still at disney property so disney still is going to want to say no actually. It's ours in the same way. That marvel studios is under disney. You know it's like they just want to be able to categorize what's happening. Even if it is different production studios or whatever working on the different films are they gonna translates similarly video games. Where even if it is the making it all marvel or in the case of this disney want to be able to say no. No no this is a a lucasfilm games joint right. It's a collaboration with yea even if he as the only group able to make the games because from there you know there's always the weird like question marks like things like the fortnight partnership or legal games. Which aren't you a. But they're clearly making star wars games. Yeah right so. I think that it's a smart move for them to just kind of be able to have this umbrella to point to the flashy little logo before game start right like playstation studios adding that <hes>. In the last year whatever's that we're seeing that it's like that and that means something now
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Problematic Premium Feed
"So it's like, yeah. Well, to go to your point, it's just sort of like a an inversion of exactly what we're talking about about how you take something niche. You realize wow, this has potential to be popular. It's like it's like that mean that Mimi Image I see, but it's it's Oh this is like a niche it's very popular. People are very passionate about it. Okay. Let's buy it and then we have the property. Okay. Well now, we want more people to get into it. So instead of making them see, Hey, this is actually pretty cool. You should like take chance again vested in it. They make it very boring. They make it very palatable to everyone but the problem is that leads to the old fans getting sick of it. They're like it's not the same anymore and eventually the people who did buy into it for like a short time they're just gonNA move onto the next thing and so what you're left with is just like this very cool niche. Thing you had and now it's ruined and because it's just like everything else it's a it's the exact same process over and over and over again. But also like seventy, five percent of the time not many new people are buy into it like for every for every game of thrones that becomes a ratings smash I feel like the watchmen story, the Star Wars Sequel trilogy story where each instalment kept making less and less I feel like that's actually more norm. So I don't think that strategy even particularly works in in the long run you know. I I think more times than not it fails to even get the new the new viewers. It's just like the star wars thing where they lucasfilm a Disney bought Lucasfilm Thinking, oh, we can make money off this or why can you make money off of it because of the fan base? That's the only reason those are the ones buying tickets. If you start the the the reason you're making money off star wars movies is for people who Love Star Wars if you start stripping away the thing that makes it star wars the stop buying tickets..
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Relentless Geekery
"Do you like conversation? A variety of topics feel like no one gets. Tired of hearing the same people sports catastrophe talk. Yeah, we feel that went to. Join to high functioning Geeks as they discuss just about anything under the Sun. We can't tell you what we'll be talking about each week. Because we don't know where I've, rains will take us. It will be an interesting conversation, though so hang on and join us. Here comes the relentless. I feel like a radio DJ. I've got the boom Mike. Stay honestly you're you're? There's more stuff going on instead of the Little Mike off the the headphones and stuff like that so. Upgrading Where my computer is, this is not the most ideal setup, but you know when you have so many people living in one household. You kind of get relegated to what you can take. Especially in the hallway in the corner. and. Control Desk with the the background decree on the shelves. That's my bookshelf I had to move my bookshelf in the hallway. So I'm actually looking at getting a smaller desk, which will be interesting with two monitors and turn it sideways so I have my back against the wall and I'm getting a green screen for that and I'm going to get a better. Webcam because I really am looking ahead to a lot. More virtual video interviews talks like that seeing that for your. WORDSMITHS! The authors thing so that'll began. And I found some star wars actually Lucasfilm gave out a whole bunch of freeze zoom meeting backgrounds so I'm GonNa. Sit in the Millennium Falcon. There you go. It's a funny I I've tried with. My real world. Either in my TV room or up here in the sky that in the office and I I, just like blanking out, and having our our little moon arise over or stating maybe at Sunrise, I'm not sure it would have to be sunrise with the amount of light putting out you know. The Moon doesn't give you quite that much. Unless, it's an enhanced photoshop. Picture True, enough? In nowadays, you really can't tell reality you know. What I mean got deep fakes coming out so well..
"lucasfilm" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I don't know the names of all kinds in front you know A. list directors and filmmakers and even Lucasfilm another saying we gotcha we'd be proud to keep you in the movie business and I will say this I I completely empathize with his position and he's on the right side of history I guarantee that's not going to hurt his career what we've seen in Hollywood through the years is that activism does not get in the way of your career it's it's me too at its anti semitism and its racism and it's a horrible behavior that will get your career trouble but there's a long history of much more controversial activism that what John Boyega's doing well you think about what Sean Penn has been involved the go all the way back to Jane Fonda and Harry Belafonte day Susan Sarandon Paul Newman was usually active in a lot of because our friend Martin Sheen has been arrested dozens of times for various causes that's never heard any of their careers first of all most of the positions that these actors and filmmakers are taking are in line with typically liberal progressive views so you know Hollywood there's no there's no problem which I buy it now if some actor start up this week and said the opposite of that I took some sort of horrific anti free speech stance yeah then they have a problem we saw a show runner for Dick wolf who's the famous producer of law and order all the Chicago PD shows and there was a guy who's going to be a producer on an upcoming show who made some controversial remarks about lighting up any protesters who came near his property he's been let go articles tomorrow we're gonna try to get away from all of this and talk about things that you can watch over the weekend that have nothing to do with a pandemic or civil unrest or looting or anything it's a total escapism on Friday we'll talk to you again tomorrow thank you Richard sounds good or left is get the WGN traffic.
Disneyland is Closed. It's Only the Fourth Time in 60 Years.
"Story about Disney and it's giving new opportunities to others as we'll discover later in the week we're to start by updating a story. We ran earlier this month about Disney CEO. Bob Iger stepping down. He handed the reins to Bob Shape. It who until then had been in charge of running the theme parks. We knew shape would face many challenges but even on March second when we first ran history no one dreamed of the obstacles. He would be facing. Today Disneyland closed. Its doors a week ago. Saturday as a production time the company planned to keep Disneyland closed through the end of the month. Disneyworld in Florida and Disney's Paris resort have also been close in Sunday march fifteenth. It's only the fourth time in Disney's history that the original California theme park has been closed since its birth in nineteen fifty five. The first time was for National Day of mourning after the assassination of President John F Kennedy in November nineteen sixty three. It stayed open every single day for the next thirty one years not closing again until the northridge earthquake shattered. The city's Com in Nineteen ninety-four. Even then it was only partially closed. The third closure comes as little surprise. Disneyland didn't open on September Eleventh. Two thousand one after hijackers attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Here's our story from March second about Bob? Agar's Legacy Bob Shapes Future Disney big news on February Twenty Fifth Disney CEO. Bob Iger step down from his post effective immediately. Yeah it had been rumored for years that the longtime well respected executive would retire sometime. But the announcement suddenness reportedly surprised employees and industry executives according to C. N. N. It also shocked investors the announcement on a random Tuesday. One analyst said was stunning. The share price sank on the news even more sharply than the rest of the market which was already in freefall because of Corona virus fears. Agar's replacement Bob Shaping twenty-seven-year-old Disney veteran. Since two thousand fifteen is run Disney's parks and resorts division. He'll have Gargantuan shoes to fill. Bob Eiger is known as a fearless risk taker a guy who believes in the motto. Innovate or die. He's been at Disney for forty five years. It took the reins from Michael Eisner. Fifteen years ago then Disney was turning a profit of two and a half billion a year according to CNBC. Today it's more than ten billion not surprisingly share prices followed growing four hundred percent over fifteen years of managing the house of mouse that soaring profitability is typically credited to iger bonus as chief executive. He made enormous bets. Acquiring Lucasfilm Pixar Marvel and last year completing a seventy billion dollar acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox. The result Disney films dominated the box office last year. Grossing more than ten billion dollars according to CNBC if that wasn't enough eiger led Disney into streaming TV sinking billions into creating Disney plus. The twentieth century. Fox purchase helped fuel Disney plus by giving it a huge catalog of content. So too did move to take back. Disney shows that had formerly licensed to net flicks. Now it's fierce rival. The strategy seems to be working. Disney plus launched only three months ago in November. The company says it now has nearly thirty million subscribers. I grew is also known as charismatic. Outgoing executive who loves to HOBNOB The Wall Street Journal says not so much shaping who the New York Times describes his blunt business like and devoted to making his numbers but also quote in love with all things Disney. He has even been known to chat with Disney characters. As he walks through the resorts on shaping watch parks and resort profits grew every year for five years in a row mostly double digits. According to the journal the newspaper credits. The growth. To expansion of the Parks Chafiq Lead. Disney's new star wars
Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Down Abruptly
"From wondering. I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Monday march second big news last Tuesday Disney CEO. Bob Eiger stepped down from his post effective immediately. Yeah it had been rumored for years that the longtime well respected executive would retire sometime. But the announcement suddenness reportedly surprised employees and industry executives according to CNN. Especially since Agar's employment contract is up until the end of twenty twenty one it also shocked investors the announcement on a random Tuesday. One analyst said was stunning. The share price sank on the news even more sharply than the rest of the market which was already in freefall because of Corona virus fears items replacement BOB SHAPE ICK Twenty-seven Year Disney veteran. Who since two thousand fifteen has run? Disney parks and resorts division. He'll have Gargantuan shoes to fill. Bob Iger is known as a fearless risk taker. A guy who believes in the motto in by. He's been at Disney for forty five years. He took the reins for Michael Eisner. Fifteen years back then. Disney was turning a profit of two and a half billion dollars a year according to CNBC. Today it's more than ten billion not surprisingly share prices followed growing four hundred percent over Eiger fifteen years managing the house of mouse that soaring profitability is typically credited do bonus as chief executive. He made enormous bets. Acquiring Lucasfilm Pixar Marvel and last year completing a seventy billion dollar acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox. The result Disney films dominated the box office last year. Grossing more than ten billion dollars according to CNBC if that wasn't enough eiger led Disney into streaming TV sinking billions and creating Disney plus the twentieth century. Fox purchase helped fuel Disney plus by giving it a huge catalog of content. So too did I moved to take back. Disney shows that it had formerly licensed Netflix. Now it's fierce rival. The strategy seems to be working. Disney plus launched only three months ago in November. The company says it now has nearly thirty million subscribers. I group is also known as charismatic. Outgoing executive who loves to HOBNOB The Wall Street Journal says not so much. Pick who the New York Times describes as blunt businesslike and devoted to making his numbers but also quote in love with all things Disney. He has even been known to chat with the Disney characters as he walks through the resorts on Capex Watch Parkson Resort. Prophets grew every year for five years in a row mostly at double digits. According to the journal the newspaper credits the growth expansion of the parks shape lead. Disney's new star wars attractions and the five billion dollars. Shanghai Disney resort but also to what the Journal calls strategic cost cutting parks visitors. Were flat last year. But revenue and profits increased as shaping high ticket prices. During high traffic days. Bloomberg reported following the announcement. Social media was a buzz not just with questions about the abrupt news but also with complaints about unaffordable ticket. Prices Bob I toll. Cnbc and others that his plans to step down were widely known within Disney halls. Just not publicly his reasoning. He said he will become Executive Chairman for the twenty two months left in his employment contract and he plans to devote his time to bolstering Disney's creative content before he leaves the company. Nothing could be more important. As the
Bob Iger abruptly resigns as Disney CEO, Hollywood is shocked
"Bob. Iger shock resignation earlier this week as chairman of the Walt Disney Company. I mean Bob Eiger has had but can only be called a storied. Ten you're at Disney huge acquisitions. Pixar Marvel Lucasfilm. He's built it into a death star of the film studio. And of course there have all the marketing and merchandising. They have launched Disney plus so all of this has happened. He has threatened to who retire set dates for retirement and then truly. I think out of the blue. He announced that he's stepping down as CEO immediately. He's he's sticking around in some sort of creative capacity but boy. Hollywood did not see that
Disney CEO Bob Iger Steps Aside; Bob Chapek Named New Head
"Let's move onto Disney some big news. Disney CEO BOB. Iger is stepping down as CEO but will remain executive chairman until twenty twenty one. Now Bob Chepe pack will take over. Chepe heck was the chairman of Disney parks experiences and products. He's been at Disney for a long time. Twenty seven years and we knew was going to step down. Yeah but still. This is a bit of a surprise in who the new CEO is. Yeah a lot of people thought you know be Bob. Eiger came out last year and he put something called the ride of a lifetime and he basically forecast that he was at the he was at the end of his time as CEO of Disney. The you know that he would be stepping down. It was not in the middle of the route of lifetime. This was kind of a a foreshadowing. The timing is really odd again. Given the corona virus and Disney Disney parks worldwide or about thirty percent of the revenue of the total profitability of the company. Like this is a big deal yet. A lot of people didn't realize you know the thought that the next leader from Would come maybe from Disney plus from the from the video side and they didn't they went and tapped a guy who's been at the benefit the parks. Yeah I happen to think. It's all a big conspiracy just to keep the Bob's in power feels like a snap. It feels like a snub to someone like Kevin Mayor. Who's been heading up Disney streaming service and Disney for so long has been saying streaming Disney placid future of Disney and to bring somebody in who has experienced running the parkside. The experience I've Disney is an interesting choice and the market doesn't seem to like it. But I I kind of do minus the Bob Bob thing strange but I think it's a good thing because as you said it's the parks in the experience that has been driving Disney throughout his entire history. And you don't want to put everything on streaming and ignore the extremely profitable important aspects. That is the Disney culture. That's created from experiences like parks the thing that's really interesting. And the Bob Eiger it. It's interesting to me that when Bob Eiger became the CEO. I don't know if you remember this but it was not a popular pick at all. It was not you know he was thought of as being the wrong guy coming from the wrong industry but what he has been. He's been a master capital alligator. Bought Pixar Lucasfilm's Fox Studios Marsa Marvel Marvel Tuck in acquisitions exactly exactly me transformational acquisitions. But people didn't realize you know people did not give him the credit in advance that that was what he was going to do. And I think one of the reasons that they went to the direction that they did is the thing that Bob Iger did that. People were surprised about is he really cracked the code on direct to consumer for Disney. Yeah and baby. Yoda and finally finally. We're going to see some BAYONA merchandise and other high not gonNA sell
Disney's surprise CEO departure while Baby Yoda steals Toy Fair
"Disney's down. Co but will remain as executive chairman until the end of the year while departure has been widely anticipated. The news still comes as a bit of a shocker. Since he had delayed his retirement multiple times to find a successor. We've got one now name Bob Traffic. He'll take over CEO. But before we talk about Bob. Well let's talk about the original Bob Bob Eiger and his contribution to Disneyworld big highlights free opt above for Disney. Yeah Yeah it came nowhere in the middle of the earnings call yesterday and in a way he gets to go out on top like Disney plus their streaming service launch was very successful. The photo we just round the screen he gets to go out with like a photo of him and a little baby yoga. It's Kinda hard to not get around that so so beyond beyond dizzy plus which is obviously most recent thing but there. There's been a lot of big successes credited to Bob. I go right. He's I mean he's basically bought up. Most of our childhood are marvel. Wait what was the one I well? He basically bought Lucasfilm's Fox Star Star Wars and Fox right and so he's he's cobbled together. This sort of massive Hollywood infrastructure is actually improve the park's right when I think when he started a bunch of the parks were not doing well and he was credited towards like building up. Dizzy Disneyland Hong Kong and Japan and building up Disney California venture. So like he's done a lot of the company but gotta go back to Disney plus and the mandatory which is sort of the latest thing. That's fresh in our mind. This is the fascinating juncture since on one hand like there's so much now going forward especially the Fox and there's a lot of new activity going on so it's shooting step away amidst like marvel's like Face four walls. And of course we've got Yes like he kinda ends his his tenure with like this viral sensation. Yeah and having done in the launch of Disney plus done several interviews like going over early briefs that show and overseeing that it's all sort of confusing because there were twenty months left on his extension. I believe it was. Yeah Yeah and he is. He's sticking around. My guess is he's he's focusing largely on sort of the entertainment aspects of the film studio part of the business and leading the new. Bob Chapman deal so the day to day operations as CEO and then on their hand because so much was built up it might from the consumer perspective. It might not be that noticeable because everything has been put into motion and it's just a matter of them. Disney continue to ride through their distance for the next couple of years of movie and stuff
Disney's New CEO
"Disney CEO BOB. Iger is handing over the keys to the magic kingdom immediately. What I couldn't maybe it's not really. He's not going anywhere. I know he's not going to play with this beautiful succession. It's so ordered. It's just weird that it comes down to show. I'm leaving today but anyway I ever stepped down. I WanNa hear whether you've I wanna hear your your you actually no one. I want to hear some of your water cooler scuttle butt. Todd you give you my theory and go wild whatever. Go while. You're seeing that if anyone doesn't know this my son was yesterday afternoon. Bob Stepping down as Disney CEO. It's effective yesterday and replaced by Bob. Pick which has done a good job at theme parks. I guess he's been there a long time. Head of the company's Global Parks and unlike NBC. I was thinking. Wow he's not content creative guys a park that we think of it differently at comcast I think parks are important but it was almost like a secondary thing that we did comcast got when they took me started with garden. Graham Cast Disney started with good argue both NBC Universal and and Disney have been very good at coordinating those parts. Were you surprised the parks guy would run the entire creative operation of Stephanie's yes I I I don't know anyway. He will report directly to either. Who's going to stay on through his contract as Executive Chairman and basically the guy is going to report to the board so the his contract goes through the end of twenty twenty one he been. Ceo For fifteen years overseeing a tremendous growth at Disney acquisitions like Pixar Marvel Lucasfilm and most recently Fox's well as his shift to streaming with the launch of ESPN plus Disney plus in an interview exclusive interview on CNBC. I explained his decision was we looked at the businesses. We felt we have a great set of assets. We have a great strategy. What's next and what was next in terms of my own priorities is making sure that the creative pipeline and the company was really rich that all our creative engines were working extremely well and I wanted spend more and more of my time on that. I'm not sure I want to be. Ceo Virus either so with a theme park. Here's my theory of the case. Okay bye-bye signs a new employment contract as part of the transaction to buy Fox Rupert Murdoch stipulates that he has to be there. Okay Hey that him. By the way we went wild speculation that prevents him from running for president. And if you're really into wild speculation there are people out there that are suggesting somehow that this is some kind of entree to some kind of a Bloomberg Eiger of now. It's taking that off the table. That's crazy however he's still going to be in this place. Becky said it. He's not going anywhere he's effectively. The two bobs are basically running this place. Bob's reporting to him. So if Bob the new Bob about doesn't work out for whatever reason Bob Eiger is still there. He's also seen many transitions where people are sitting in waiting. Why wait it's possible? And I hope I for the new Bob Sake that it works out but if it doesn't and we've seen this story by the way at salesforce just happened yesterday where the CEO. Kevin Block didn't work out so could another Kevin in this case Kevin Mayor Ultimate step up? That's the person everybody expected was gonNA take the job to me. The big question mark this morning is if you are Kevin May or running Disney. Plus are you staying in this job because you thought potentially that you were getting the top job to me. Those are the issues that are being talked about around. The water
"lucasfilm" Discussed on KOMO
"Lucasfilm and twentieth century fox under the Disney umbrella is stepping aside as Disney CEO giving the day to day duties of running the company to Bob the head of Disney parks since two thousand eighteen will report tiger who will focus on running the creative side of things as executive chairman to the end of his contract next year Disney is the parent company of ABC news there is something that can stop Tom Cruise from filming the corona virus production on the upcoming seventh mission impossible movie was halted in Venice where the film was supposed to shoot for three weeks Italy's in the largest outbreak of the deadly disease outside of tonight on TV it's the shark tank special greatest of all time on A. B. C. seal team returns to CBS and today Netflix premieres the docu series the trials of Gabriel Fernandes I think Michael Bolton is sixty seven today Jason Evenson ABC news Hollywood breakfast those who work with Mike Bloomberg know him best working with Mike Bloomberg was one of the most empowering experiences that I've had I've been working for Bloomberg for twenty seven years twenty five years almost thirty years there's nobody that I respect more and felt more respected by Mike Leigh's excellence is not defined by gender Mike Bloomberg success is built on teamwork treating workers with respect and providing the opportunity to grow and learn Mike delta culture that advances women the first woman appointed to be counseled to the mayor my call to tell me you should be proud of what you've done in your name should be on that project I always knew that he had my manager Mike Bloomberg believes in sharing the credit when things go well and holding himself accountable when things don't he was raised by an extraordinary woman she supported him all along the way and that's very much a part of who.
Bob Iger steps down as CEO of Disney
"There's news today that Bob Eiger is stepping down immediately as CEO of the Walt Disney company to make room for his successor and that is Bob JPEG who runs Disney's theme parks division last year Argo announced that he would step down when his contract expires at the end of twenty twenty one he will remain at the company as executive chairman and according to a Disney press release will direct the company's creative endeavors joining me to discuss the Disney news is Ben Fritz is the west coast bureau chief of the Wall Street journal he's also the author of the book the big picture the fight for the future of movies so Bob Eiger has mentioned several times that he was going to leave his current position what are we to make of the timing right now it's tough to tell exactly why what why the sudden change after all these years about what you're saying he was gonna leave it at night and then on saying he was gonna leave and delaying he delayed his retirement numerous times over the past decade and he's you know less than a year and a half into it his latest three year contract so it's kind of surprising in its day but on the other hand like it's very I gear to sort of do it do it all in secret and then all of a sudden announced to the world and in an unexpected way so his successor Bob che pack runs Disney's biggest business that is theme parks and consumer products what are we to make of his selection and were there other people who might have been competing for the job certainly our or other people like I think the biggest contender currently at Disney's Kevin Mayer who's running their new screening effort you know that's led by Disney plus he's piece insert top strategy except for the company for a long time you know with Kate Kate back amongst the current crop of executives that is a bit of a safe choice right he's running he's running sort of the traditional businesses like theme parks obviously business most associated with Disney as opposed to remaining which is certainly the future of Disney and you know by all accounts he pick is a very smart guy and a very competent guy but certainly is not so different sort of had like the the Christmas season as much of the house of a great public speaker of this you know Bob Iger's let's talk a little bit about what Bob Iger has done at the Walt Disney company I'm gonna name before deals Pixar's seven point four billion Marvel for billion Lucasfilm for billion and last year the Whopper twenty first century fox seventy one point three billion those are all kind of content movie TV deals what kind of studio is Bob Eiger leaving behind before we talk about the rest of the company I really mean highway I think anybody would have to say is sort of the most successful and tightly run major entertainment company in in America today because he's very focused on franchises they were ahead of the rest of Hollywood and it pops into their business on franchises as you said a lot of that to acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel and Star Wars and franchises are busy sort of at the heart of the movie business these days in an auger was somewhat ahead of the curve in realizing you can just keep selling something Netflix is that Disney would have to launch its own streaming service to compete just like Disney plus is already out there and it's you know is is certainly ahead of what we're seeing from his competitors like HBO maxim peacock which are still to come I think I think later this year so you have to say he's always been for media executive pretty ahead of the curve and and been a leader is not just Disney plus as part of the fox deal they got a portion of who lived in they bought out the rest of the portion of Hulu from Comcast so what does Disney focused on now in terms of taking on Netflix with streaming they have Disney plus they have who is that where a lot of their money and attention is going right now absolutely I mean the future of Disney as an intern came distributor is Disney plus Hulu and ESPN plus right those are it's three major streaming services and traditional TV businesses being shrunk rapidly that's for Disney's putting all its efforts and a lot of films such as going there as well so that if that is the future of Disney but yet the one business they have it certainly not shrinking is the one that's cheapest and overseeing which is part of the consumer products right while all traditional entertainment is being disrupted people still love to go to theme parks and Disney theme parks are more successful than ever these days I want to buy the toys as well so that's sort of the more traditional side of the business that is not being transformed by digital technology I think you can make the argument that theme parks have what's known in business as a wide moat there not a lot of competitors to theme parks but there is something called the corona virus and there are problems that theme parks and cruise lines of which Disney has a cruise line are also facing pressure so what is that business look like going forward and what does it tell us about how Disney values theme parks that Bob Chapek will be running the whole company well listen I think in the short run it's not a great moment to be running theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong is Disney does and to have cruise ships so that businesses under pressure right now but I you know presuming I hope we do get the fire under control I think everybody within these businesses will continue to be successful if they have been and you know popped out to tech has by all accounts and done a very good job running those businesses and he generated a lot of profit for the people to the company if that's that you set up for a lot of the revenue and profits comments you know streaming is the future of streaming is a money losing business for now and I think you know with disappointment Disney's kind of saying yes stream is important part of our future but Disney is still a company that that it that it's hard to it's about the experiences people have in our theme parks Bob I will leave a great track record I think the Disney company is a very impressive guy in person a great public speaker there's been some speculation about him running for political office do you think that's potentially part of his future anything's possible right I think you know as he's publicly said that he toyed with the idea of running for president this year and he decided it wasn't right for him but he's you know very politically active Democrat I would not be surprised if he's hoping that you know if the next president is a Democrat that he might you know have some kind of a role in it in an administration I think that's something he would probably love to do it with fifteen profile very well well I'm gonna assume he's not jumping in this year it feels like we really don't need another billionaire and the rice then Fred's is the west coast bureau chief for the wallstreet journal band thanks so much for going
Obi-Wan Kenobi series reportedly on hold after scripts ditched
"And production on the new Disney plus Star Wars series obi wan is on hold and the crew has been sent home the series which CZ when McGregor reprise his role as the jet I master is reportedly undergoing a rework the show has not been cancelled but Lucasfilm is said to be looking for a new
The Entertainment of 2019: Year in Review
"It interesting year for of the world of entertainment and in terms of the movie screen to get to this explosion of Netflix and all these other different platforms you don't have to go to the big movie theater unless you want the full immersive experience and I always suggest you also get some cookies because as the time of the year but just I think the wives with you enjoy the experience but but I know some of the things the fact you have this posted on your website James person dot com is the ruling over a declining box office because here we have all this if you know the big money is made international especially China will than that with the whole trade the issues going back and forth the editing of certain films so what's going on here is this eventually the demise of the traditional box office expectations in the traditional theaters another been saying that for years with new technology well it it's being yeah it's shrinking kind of traditional movie other than the big franchise brand box office because even though the box office has gone down for the fifth time this decade it's down a record number and the executives and the Hollywood met and many of them I work with they are living in a kind of a denial world I I they know that if these two technological things are you spoke about the fact that you can have a very powerful home theater experience now you know with everybody has a big screen high definition television you're bringing some robots was a I they could pretend like they're part of the crowd you know they can make noise going on cell phones whatever you like yeah but usually because Disney bought Lucasfilm and marble and they have all the biggest intellectual property ownership concept movies they took eighty percent of the top ten so the top ten films of the year eight out of the ten from Disney that's a record Disney also took in ten billion dollars worldwide in their film box office which is also a record but at the same time the box office is down the number of people go to the movies is down and I think it's not just because of the technology I think it's because of the contact and I think what it is is that there's these old concepts things like story characters people long for in his words of Martin Scorsese got highly criticized for speaking out against Marvel superhero movies but there there are more of like a thrill ride in many cases than they are white the kind of story telling that Hollywood became famous for and so because of that you know like the number one movie by actually number one movie of the year and of all time is the ventures and gag which is always the classic not that it's it's a bad movie I mean it's an entertaining movie buddy it's it's all action special effects sci fi superhero fantasy type thing and the others get in the top ten there's captain Marvel there's spider man far from home with the Star Wars the latest Star Wars wars installment the risers creek sky worker these are all from the same bill during it yet all marble or Lucasfilm in there these kinds of movies many of course you have sequels like Toy Story four and frozen was it the golden read books and we're gonna get more and more is that all is well yeah but some of that you get to the new generations and its radio Disney used to do as a by the way for the tuning in talking James person Jim person dot com is my second house over a pop culture among other things but you know Disney had a formula for years back to real DHS and everything else stay AT and into the theaters before that alone every seven years or so they would release like Snow White or something and then they'd go back into the vault and the they keep capturing new generations was masterful now one of the big deals this year's Disney plus the debt is just phenomenal with with what's there you don't really need a lot of other things but it's it's it's all available now so that's another example of how quickly the staff changes your inner exactly what you're talking about by the way for new generations of a new iteration was the remake it with live action The Lion King which was the number two movie any captured a whole new generation of of movie that had captured a previous generation so yeah Disney has the intellectual property so that when they launch their streaming service Disney plus they did something that a lot of people in Hollywood one really freaked out about and then they had a a movie starring Anna Kendrick cold no well it was never released in any it went direct to streaming we haven't even heard that concept direct just dreaming twenty one Disney does it then the people in the industry say oh my gosh this is a trend in the Irish men bad movie that's generating all the on her because of her the foreman should Martin Scorsese unfortunately it has that crazy man Robert De Niro at that but he's consistent and you got a treatment because his movie the molar report on ice the musical didn't do well this year so what is so loved that concept I really do I really do and I I would have given them the Laurie yeah I would go see that if Robert Muller was ice skating I would go see it for sure but but this one it went there was a lady and the tramp remake Disney which and that way director strict streaming I was mentioning the Irishman and there's another movie called marriage is story these are both Oscar bait movies after only one month they went streaming so there could be a new trend in that's good that caters to people that create their own entertainment peered at home and but the only thing is I mean I anecdotally I mean I have friends an average six myself I remember you know we were when we just had cable and all of a sudden we had out hundreds of cable channels and sitting there and I couldn't find anything to watch on cable channel and now people experience that they say oh I'm going through the cable channels I'm going through Netflix I don't see anything I want to watch so I'm gonna watch it's a wonderful life for the eighteen hi so that means there's a vacuum out there for I guess what we would call traditional entertainment and maybe family friendly which is by the way in the end that's where Hollywood makes most of its money because all the top ten films are pretty much the you know there there's no all over you friendly films at the most there's a P. G. thirteen type superhero films that have some action scenes chill Hollywood makes its money with family friendly films and then they attack families with the awards speaking of
House of Mouse Announces 10 Million Signups on Disney+ Launch Day
"Family friendly streaming service Disney plus. You've heard about it right. The company announced for more than ten million new subscriptions on its first day scoring some technical glitches but also shooting past analysts expectations and apparently their own expectations. Since two analysts had predicted Disney plus would reach ten to eighteen million subscribers in its first year. According to the Verge Disney's stock shot up seven in percents on the news that ten million number looks all the more striking when you compare it to those of existing Streaming Services Hulu plus which Disney now owns has twenty eight million subscribers. And it's been around for eleven years then there's ESPN plus another Disney. Property launched in April twenty eighteen and it has only two and a half million subscribers according to CNBC of course net flicks still dominates with one hundred fifty eight million subscribers worldwide but then again netflix created the streaming video category way. Back in two thousand seven and if there's anyone staying up at night worrying about the success of Disney plus it's Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. But but let's start with how Disney got to this point and just what so many viewers are looking for. I we have to note that the first week is free and so some unknown no number of subscribers are likely to have cancelled by the time. You're hearing this and another big. Group is getting Disney plus whether they asked for it or not less than a month ago Disney announced. What's that the service will be free for a year? For New and existing verizon unlimited subscribers that number could be as high as eighteen million people even if the promotion attracts no new subscribers. In case you weren't one of those first day sign ups. Here's what Disney plus viewers are getting access to a catalogue of five hundred Disney movies films from Pixar Lucasfilm and marble and seventy five hundred TV episodes including all thirty seasons of the simpsons and thirty five original original shows to ten at launch original content includes an eagerly anticipated live action star wars series called the mandatory in which garnered at least two million Leeann downloads. On the first day. That right there is probably a big part of the blame for those frustrating early outages. Right also a remake of the iconic lady and the TRAMP avengers injures endgame and other Marvel Films Plus documentaries from National Geographic spending cosmic sums of money for new shows to almost a billion bucks in twenty eight twenty alone according to the Hollywood reporter. Still the trade paper says Disney's counting more in its back catalogue at least for now longtime. CEO and chairman. Bob Iger is known as a fearless US risk taker a guy who believes in the motto innovator die observers say he's bet the future of Disney on streaming sinking billions into this project including it's seventy a billion dollar acquisition of twenty th century Fox's assets Disney also took back much of its catalog from netflix dropping. What had been a lucrative partnership and so it makes sense that a CEO betting big on Disney's future in streaming would go for a land? Grab on the first day out. One way to bag as much market share as possible of course is to price aggressively which is just what Disney has done. The company unveiled its low seven dollars a month price tag this spring in a splashy press conference on on a movie Lot were Disney filmed the original. Mary poppins she might call that a spoonful of sugar but for Netflix. It's a bitter pill. It's monthly charges. Start at nine dollars dollars and go up from
"lucasfilm" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Thank you very much for having me on I'm looking for by the way you are a great speaker I was watching you that alien con in you just kept the audience on the edge of their chairs great job especially with the with the field stopped. they're up for a couple of minutes well they were fixing a technical problem but yes but thank you very much for that and tell me how the metamorphosis of ancient aliens started how did that happen. interested in the topic ever since Eric find in a kids book either chariots of the gods. and sometime ago about a year before the stationary and prepare a special it was was only intended to be a two hour special but we were my company was hired by Lucasfilm. to do a documentary for the history channel tying into their new about the fourth. the average Joe's movie Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull and course Lucasfilm was very secretive about it they wouldn't tell me what the movie was about they would share with us the script or anything we just said will use the trailer reviews the poster and make it to our show and that should give us very much to go on but you're looking at the poster I saw an elongated crystal skull and I told my producers were work with I said well I know what this is this is ancient astronauts and they looked at me and said what I said well funded a contrary to the gods of my producers had never heard of Eric orchard the guys. and I said I remember seeing this documentary in nineteen seventy two some classic pictures shirts of the gods so anyway we decided to do the Indiana Jones show much in that style of the documentary that I'd see other people from Lucasfilm called me and said how did you know what our movie was about I said was pretty obvious from the poster had felt cool so we we got it right anyway I told the same story too one of the executives at the history channel. because the show that aired in a dubbed very very wealthy several I love Eric propaganda can we would love to do an update of chariots of the gods so I you know there was a young man in the Indiana Jones show we call that the Indiana Jones and the ultimate quest. because with the common thread in the Indiana Jones movies is. you know what I have to admit at least say is the search for god it's the search for meaning I mean the first movie was about the ark of the covenant of the securestore so so but there was a character talking about crystal skulls and you should ask about theory in our Indiana Jones documentary and it was Giorgio. although I didn't really know Giorgio when I couldn't pronounce his last name at the time and I just said who's the guy with the air. and and I said because I would love to meet with them and so Giorgio came into my office we had never met he was interviewed by my producer for the documentary of I said we're interested in ancient astronaut theory. I said no unfortunately you know Eric about Derek is probably no longer with us and he said oh absolutely here's and we use a very good friend of mine and here's a phone number I anyway I called Eric holder will be me interest in doing a new shirts of the guards and and he said hurry up I'm seventy two years old. waste any time. and and that was what was the German as for ancient aliens doing an update of chariots of the gods the network said to me that there was a lot of opposition within the network has probably shouldn't say that where they thought it would jump the shark and that people would be very upset is doing the show but that they were willing to do it and they said well the good news is that they're going to give you permission to do the show with the bad news is if it doesn't do a rating I lose my job the fellow said and IT was really kidding but it put a lot of pressure on us and it was never intended to be more than a two hour show and it rated so well and every time they repeated it they kept raving about the same if not better than the premiere they came back and said would you do five more to our shows and and are you said wow okay here I thought I saw how you gonna errors of the civil once a week. I said no one watches a two hour show every week and they said why you don't want to do an actual of course I'll do it. and that's where the idea for the five rhetorical questions comes from at the beginning of every episode it's got to be one of the highest rated shows that the history channel ever happen isn't it well if it isn't so much that it's one of the highest rated shows a minute rates consistently well I would say it's one of the top ten shows on the network but what is unique about it. is that every time they hear it and repair it and repair it it does very very well so and no matter where they put it it does well people find it but they're still running season one and season two episodes were in our. ninth season were about to produce our tenth season so it's a it's a phenomena it's really something and I'm gonna tell you Kevin in terms of the notoriety I go through airport security restaurants events people come up to me and that's what they talk about course they know coast to coast and all the radio show but they see me and they say my god we love the show and they all say what's that Giorgio guy with a here like. so let's bring Giorgio in here Georgie Auld tell me first of all did you always have the high here that you have now. no this is this was an organic by product you know I discovered the electric socket. I loved it and here we are they did love it in its you would speak calm like some people will wear bow ties and things like that your hair has become synonymous with who you are well look at my hair gets people to talk about extraterrestrials with van what more can I ask for Giorgio you have worked with Eric Lund Donna can he still going strong he was great influence for me and studying ufology and get it in the broadcasting because I wanted on Ravel the stories how did you get to know Eric what Donna can. well this is actually because I was introduced to Eric fairly at a at a fairly young age around six or seven when my grandma read to me of as bedtime stories chariots of the gods are at three cases Atlanta's those different ideas of alternative history of mankind but because I grew up in Switzerland when I learned that he was also in Switzerland when I was in my early teens fourteen fifteen I started to hang out and go to his lectures and I became friends with the with him and his circle of friends and then in nineteen ninety eight when the former international society Dr Jeanne Phillips decided to retire and not continue his research society I approached Eric and I said I'd like to take over or start an American branch of every from Danny can three Sir research society a A. S. all right and here we are I remember being added events with him I think you were there to Giorgio years ago in where you were up there after the event we're all at a restaurant and sharing a glass of wine or two and the you know the waiter came up to us and said what would you like Sir and I said give me a glass of Merlot when he goes up to Eric one Donna can anyone give me a bottle of Merlot. one of the calling with a good time with him yes one of a kind his theory on the ancient astronauts of course through his his book is controversial in it it wasn't accepted right away people in the field kind of argued with him a little bit about it tonight. sure absolutely and I think that we've definitely seen a tight a change of tides because you know and in this day and age you'd be hard pressed to find any asked a biologist who would who would dispute the fact of life exists elsewhere in the universe that's all most even though we cannot pinpointed we really don't have a tangible piece of evidence as of yet even though one could argue that as well that we do have that with some microscopic pictures of media rights that we found and things like that however today that you would that does the one taboo topic is no longer whether life exists out there the taboo topic now is is it possible that this that life out there has already been here exactly and and therein lies the difference and now of course I was an alien call on a couple weeks ago and sent a clear with Giorgio Kevin burns was or two but as I'm walking through the crowd and it was just an immense crowd there must have been close to ten thousand people there there's this huge line and I'm going I got to get through these people from getting through but there's a Georgia or is this I can I come to find out that I'm I'm at the end of the line of maybe hundreds of people for Kevin burns balk ancient aliens the official companion book. one of your book signing Kevin this is you new for you did you expect that kind of a crowd for that no no I will you can never expect that it was the perfect crowd for that though I mean you know alien com was a huge success for me that was I think over fifty thousand people over three and we were expecting five to seven thousand people so it was with enormous success and the book has turned out to be an enormous success. did you always believe in the ancient aliens ancient astronauts theory. before you got involved in the TV show well you know again it is a theory you know I you know I I operate from the standpoint that it's a theory it's a compelling theory and there are of course people are Giorgio in several of the contributors to the show who believe it to be fact based on their research and based on their deductions I'm you know I come at it from the standpoint of a documentary filmmaker and I I come at it from an open minded I mean the one big thing about me is that I am curious I am fascinated and I'm open minded I don't come at it with a preconceived notion and I am a member in the very first meeting the Giorgio what I have I enjoyed your life joke about this but I'll say to him are said to him do you believe in this and your your set I do not believe I know ha ha as I love that about him and I said well that teach me and this was really the journey that Georgia Georgia when I started down by six seven years ago now and so I'm very open minded to it and I believe a lot of it I have to say I believe a lot more of that to be true now than I did when we started but I never approach to physically in fact one of the things you talk about either church the gods of Giorgio points out that when Eric's book was published you know there were a lot of people who scoffed at the idea that there was an alien life in the universe Wall Street but in the very first shot of the very first episode we have. Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and up and I did that deliberately because I said well if you think this is far fetched that extraterrestrials could come to earth we have ourselves only sixty years from the time of the horse and buggy made it from birth to a couple of foreign body in space so if we could do that within sixty years of driving horses and buggies what makes us think that IT intelligence agency in the universe could not do the same thing here exactly in I think the mistake that so many people who are skeptics about visitation they all talk in terms of our propulsion systems and there's no way of course they're going to get here the way we go out into space they've learned how to do something different Giorgio what do you think it is. well no you hit the nail on the head because you know I I find always very fascinating and and it's quite understandable that we approach the extraterrestrial question by looking at it from a human perspective which inherently makes it complicated because even though the international theory suggests that we are hybrids that we are their offspring it's still you know doesn't answer a whole bunch of of these of these questions that are at hand and so I think it's it's quite fascinating. you have had on the program Kevin some incredible people many of whom have been on our coast to coast radio show as well there's just the incredible group of folks out there who support the theories of Eric von Donna can of course and belief Linda Moulton Howe Nick pope and so many others Jason Martell superstar that he is I mean the the the pulled the pick for people for your TV show is a mess isn't it. the Walgreens you know David Childress of course we've had very you know of the late for local prince was a wonderful contributor to the show and we keep expanding it I mean you know we you know it's interesting in the earliest days of doing the show it was very difficult to get academics or PH the professors at universities to fear of a show because they were reluctant to embrace or at least publicly a brace age of astronaut what happened was the show became so popular the students of a lot of these academics demanded that they appear on the show so now you know the the it is it keeps expanding in terms of the contributors but the core contributors of course led by Giorgio are have become so identified with the show like yourself your that they become before lack of a better word are stars. and so I'm happy to be on the phone with two of the..
"lucasfilm" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"They could be connected surprising to me, I've been one of those people who's been saying that their day. We're going to eventually move Ryan off those drilling that trilogy. But this is Kathleen doubling down and Kevin Kennedy. Kathleen. Down and MS Kennedy. I think when she got signed to that to that extension. I think that was Lucasfilm saying to her this is your baby with our help create what you want to create and I think what you're finishing out with this. Trilogy is the end of the old stuff Skywalker. All of that is now done. This is what she was really hired to do was to take Star Wars into the future. She's Benny often. Weiss's a great choice. Ryan johnson. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Now in light of how people felt about last jet. I both positive and negative but game work them all working together. Does absolutely mean that I in my opinion is absolutely mean that these stories will be connected in some way, whether they'll be multiple generations in between them. I don't know. But certainly they'll be connected in some way. So a new mythology a new law new characters will be credit and Kevin Kennon. He's a fantastic producer. So here on this side of things maybe this has been her plan all along to the old stuff. Get rid of the old stuff. Now, let's move forward. Word with a bunch of new stuff going, and I think she's the right person to go for. Beginning lying. I'm gonna make a bold prediction now and say that Ryan Johnson does not make his movies. And he winds up serving as more of you know, maybe we could throw in the term producer executive producer. But more of a creative consultant over overseeing along with Kathleen Kennedy felt but now I thought but zome on the other side of the fence and your on that interests, the hiatus thing also kind of, you know, tips me off to where I don't know if they're if they weren't taking that long of a break, I think I would feel more encouraged of the likelihood of them going full steam ahead trying to make as much as possible with hopefully some good direction here. But the fact that they're they're pressing pause so to speak and really focusing on the future of the franchise. I just I just have a feeling that he's gonna wind up being a creative consultant for maybe like the architecture of the full franchise going forward. And he's. Around for a long long time. But I don't know. I just don't see both of these trilogies happening. And if I had to put my money on one it would firmly be on Benny off Weiss's. Yeah. If I had to pick one that's most likely to happen. It's definitely there is I mean just look at the numbers from game of thrones last night there there juggernaut creators coming off of the biggest success of their careers. I think it's an interesting duo though, because both are sort of storytellers that are into subversion, which is kind of what got Ryan Johnson and a lot of in the first place, but game of thrones is a franchise built on subverting classic fantasy tropes. Now. They didn't come up with it at store, Dr Martin story. But clearly they were drawn to the material. That's fascinating to me that they're leaning into this sort of trio of people that have built a career out of subverting expectations. Because that's not what you'd expect based on the reaction of the last Jedi. However that I think is important to remember. It was a very successful film financially has a lot of people who truly do love it. And maybe. In the future, not every single style were so has to be for every single Star Wars fan like I can envision future really I in which they secure different demographic films. Not everything has to be for everyone. I don't know if they'll go that direction. But certainly that was a big problem because so far these trilogy films are so wrapped up in Belgium and people's hearts moving forward. Maybe they can do different things that appeal to different people. I watched rogue one on the plane back home, and I love rogue one. And it is so not what the other trilogies were. And that's what I thought the star the Star Wars stories, we're going to be and I love that movie. It is so different. And if this is what Benny often wise and what Ryan if if he finishes his trilogy, if this is what they're going for I want more vis a why has the superhero genre not been overexposed not oversaturated why? Because they've kept pushing. They've kept pushing the boundaries of what can be a superhero movie Star Wars. Now must also do the same thing. It cannot only be died to this original trilogy of prequel trilogy or this story. It must spread it's wings and see how far it can go and. Take chances. And i'm. I was against Kathleen Kennedy. Now, I'm excited about her being in this situation because we'll see now. And this is a pair of a halo didn't think about the subversive nature of this these three together. This is an interesting chance chance that she's taking with a large franchise. Well
"lucasfilm" Discussed on DLC
"And. Of want something with story. I want something that expands the Star Wars universe beyond may just slapping thing on top of another game that we already have and you know, with cool blaster sounds and stuff like that. That's fine. And sort of gets you the law and a little bit. Nothing's fleshing things out for me. You're in really capturing me. But that's also speaks to my stall of preferred games, and and games that have more of a story on to them as well might not suit everyone. But yeah, it's it's really sad. I saw this funny. Graphic on red at the other day. I know sure if it was in the DO say sub read it or not, but it was a collage of all the Star Wars. Todd does released on the Lucasfilm in the space of sort of four or five years. And then a comparison dislike he's thirty five games were out of threes. And he's as like battlefront pedal for. Yeah. It's a little sad. But in in this world of AAA Todd was like they have to make money that like that's the end. That's the end of the story. The bottom line is they as gonna Nick something before it actually comes out if they don't think is going to make the money will be improved the bottom on and a lot of games cancelled. Well, in this exact same fashion by publishers across the world is probably not as big a deal because another big as big lawsuits, I guess it's kind of sort of pop possible the industry as well. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I I'm right there with you on the kinds of games that I enjoy listening to this show will know that. But I do think as you mentioned that we have Genaif all in order, which I think is going to be dad is going to be this big story rich, adding to the lore of Star Wars kind of experience in responded, certainly a studio that has delivered fantastic content the past we're big fans of titan phone tight fall to here. Special time fall to. So I remain hopeful that we'll get that kind of experience. But yeah, it's interesting. It's interesting. You know, one hopes that that I'm pleased. I should say that. Yeah. Isn't just pumping out crap. But it sounds like they're favoring things that are maybe perhaps a little less ambitious than than I would hope for Christian. What's your take on all this? I'm very curious. What Ye paid for the license or what that deal was excuse me? You know that deal is several years old now at this point and Star Wars has always been big. But it's you know, ebbed and flowed in terms of its cinematic popularity but when he signed on it was at a high point again, right? This wasn't after a disappointing episode one Phantom Menace or something like that. Right. It wasn't like oh this franchises of what I remembered it to be this was height of of kind of Star Wars coming back. And being great again. And you have to think that there they paid a bunch of money for it. And maybe that's already written off. So they're not concerned about I don't follow EA's financials that closely. Maybe they already took that as a loss some year, you know, the amount they had to pay to get Star Wars. And so now anything they do it needs to actually make it's money and everything else would be a loss for that year. I'm not sure, but it does seem odd that they're not making games that have the name on it. Because you think I think there are so many wonderful Star Wars games that could be made that feel great and wear that p proudly in. Yeah, I'd love to see the Star Wars got of war. Right. Like that style of game was Star Wars characters like a dark sip walking around throwing his lightsaber his or her lightsaber the way crates was throwing that acts. I would love that. I'd love horizon zero dawn Star Wars, I'd love to m- raider or tomb raider or uncharted, or whatever, you know, Star Wars. But I also would have loved..