Taiwanese animation house Next Media Animation TV – famed from more than one appearance on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show – has released their version of what can only be called a very loose and early trailer for the newest Star Wars film, whenever that is.
Of course, their film features George Lucas and Princess Leia getting a $4 billion cheque from an overweight fellow in a child’s Mickey Mouse costume.
On Tuesday, Disney bought Lucasfilm for that whopping number, meaning that George can take even more trips expensive rail trips across the Canadian tundra.
“The buyout is Disney’s fourth largest deal ever,” wrote USA Today. “It’s behind the $19.7 billion, $7.6 billion and $5.2 billion buyouts of Capital Cities/ABC in 1995, Pixar in 2006 and Fox Family in 2001, respectively… It tops the $3.96 billion Disney paid for Marvel in August 2009.”
The real question, though: why a seventh film?
Is it really worth the guaranteed profits to ruin cinema’s greatest franchise and Trilogy? Or, did the last three films already do that?
The answer to both is, “Yes.”