What If…You bought the rights of Star Wars from Disney?

What If...You bought the rights of Star Wars from Disney?

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What would be the first thing you announce?
What would you determine to be cannon?
Any changes to the storyline you would instantly make?
What else would you do?

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48 Comments on "What If…You bought the rights of Star Wars from Disney?"

  1. Kitten Lord October 17, 2014 at 6:33 am -      #1

    I would announce, space wielding vampires!

    I would include some of the EU stuff as canon, purely because I like some of the ship designs like the Eclipse, probably cross out the suncrusher and those world eating ships though, they kinda suck and are too much but the Eclipse is legendary. Couldnt care less about the EU story though since I have barely looked into it.

    The storyline seems fine to me, I would not want my first action with the series to be something that the old fans could hate so I think, if its this successful, clearly Lucus did well.

    As for what else I would do? I dunno, get rich? Probably sell it to the next person who wants it for even more cash.

  2. Centurion-A001 October 17, 2014 at 7:05 am -      #2

    I would more or less stick with what is there now, with some EU comebacks. The Eclipse ship design, for one. I would announce, eventually, that the next trilogy will be the Yuuzhan Vong war. That would be kick-ass.

  3. Centurion-A001 October 17, 2014 at 7:15 am -      #3

    Oh, and Darktroopers would be re/introduced. Those things are f*cking awesome.

  4. LadyRamkin October 17, 2014 at 7:18 am -      #4

    I would sell it for more money than i will ever need and never work again.

  5. OberHerr October 17, 2014 at 7:35 am -      #5

    Thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn thrawn……TTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHRRRRRRAAAAAAWWWWWWWNNNNNN!

  6. Rookie October 17, 2014 at 8:31 am -      #6

    @OberHerr

    “Thrawn”

    I recently read his trilogy and two more book with him. And I don’t understand why he is so popular. He always lose when he is against named characters who knows at least some things about war. He allowed Luke to escape from his ship. He was betrayed and killed by his bodyguard. He had unlimited supply (thanks to cloning) of talented soldiers, engineers, pilots and so on. His notable victories are mostly against idiots. His strategy move against Akbar was proven wrong in the end, because general was proven to be innocent. He failed to capture Leia and Han on Tatooine.
    Sure he is smart and stayed alive for long. But he had clones and other high-tech stuff at his side. And his opponents were… not really smart.
    But maybe it just me.

  7. Neon Lord October 17, 2014 at 8:53 am -      #7

    First of all
    25.media.tumblr.com/3ab11b2c1c00a756b364239fc7405faa/tumblr_mju9o0aKcd1s8ip32o1_500.jpg

    Then get Star Wars Battlefront 3 made ASAP. But that seems to be happening now 😀

  8. Ellie Williams October 17, 2014 at 9:17 am -      #8

    I’d make everything canon, except those stories that are outdated. Then I would make a Metroid/Star Wars crossover.

  9. Hermit October 17, 2014 at 9:23 am -      #9

    The new movies would continue without any changes, except for the release date, which would be moved back to allow to more fine-tuning of the scenes.
    .
    I criticize movies based not on their faithfulness to their original adaptations but on their own merit.
    .
    Both the Expanded Universe and the new movies would be canon, just on an alternate timeline.
    .
    Changes to the storyline…hmmm, nope, nothing to add.
    Which brings me to my next point.
    .
    I would turn over the story to a group of writers who are only vaguely familiar with Star Wars, along with one veteran writer to help balance things out. This would help bring an outsider’s perspective to the franchise to keep things fresh and new.

  10. GMoney October 17, 2014 at 9:52 am -      #10

    First I would reintroduce the EU, but I would get rid of anything post Abeloth saga to allow greater freedom with Episode 7. Then I would comb through the EU and try to make it less contradictory, decanonizing contradictory material. My only change to Episode 7 is I would make Joss Wheadon the director instead of Abrams.

  11. Jolttra October 17, 2014 at 9:56 am -      #11

    Make the old EU canon again, fire Abrams from the new trilogy, remake the prequels so they don’t suck, rewrite the new trilogy to better fit in the old canon, create comprehensive guides to vehicles and technology that actually explain everything instead of just spouting vauge details, create sequals/successors to; Battlefront, Empire at War, Galaxies, the Arcade Rail shooter, Rogue Squadron/X-Wing, and Republic Commandos, and create a good SW fighting game, a actually effective free form lightsaber duel game (may be arcade only), and a Starship Command Stimulator.

    Oh, and I would do my best to iron out all those little discrepancies in the EU via retcon.

  12. Jolttra October 17, 2014 at 10:07 am -      #12

    @ Kitten Lord: They already have vampires in Star Wars

    starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Anzat
    starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Energy_vampire
    starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_Vampire

  13. Kara Zor-El October 17, 2014 at 10:19 am -      #13

    Make an animated series about the life and times of the great Jar Jar Binks, to rival such classics as Star Wars: Droids, and Star Wars: Ewoks! Maybe call it Star Wars: Binks.

  14. Ragnorke October 17, 2014 at 10:47 am -      #14

    @Kara Zor-El
    I would honestly watch the fuck out of that.
    www.blastr.com/sites/blastr/files/styles/media_gallery_image/public/images/JarJarBinksFauxPoster4.jpg?itok=vQtqUd0X
    www.nextmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bink-500.jpg
    cloud1.baohe.org/allimg/polandgadgetmeetcom-1315470823/what-famous-movie-posters-would-look-like-if-they-starred-jar-jar-binks_1.jpg

  15. Sauroposeidon October 17, 2014 at 11:10 am -      #15

    I would retcon the vong out of existence.

    I would then retcon Boba ever coming back.

    I would then retcon the Mandalorians from coming back. They had their time. Now one silent side character who got his ass kicked by a blind guy and a walking carpet is somehow the biggest bad ass in the galaxy from a race of even bigger bad asses.. who are somehow always getting their shit stomped in by anyone who’s name is actually mentioned, or factions who have names mentioned more than once. I don’t understand the love they get.

    Most of the EU is garbage.

    I’d take the games away from EA. They have botched Star Wars gaming up for years.

    I’d proceed to allow cross over games/novels/whatever with other sci-fi’s like Star Trek. In all seriousness, the Japanese did it right when they began all their cross over stuff. Our seeming constant fear of it from the owner end of things seems pathetic. Such an inter-dimensional cross over would be epic. Imagine if the Millennium Falcon were made into an Autobot.

    There would probably be a more military feel to the franchise, with a focus on the soldiers with an improved sci-fi instead of fantasy taste.

  16. Kara Zor-El October 17, 2014 at 11:27 am -      #16

    I would honestly watch the fuck out of that.

    And why wouldn’t you? Jar Jar is one of the most ridiculed, but misunderstood characters in the entire SW saga. Most think of him as this bumbling buffoon always messing things up, but what most people don’t realise is, he was one of Sidious/Palpatine’s most trusted and loyal spies.
    _
    That’s right, he was feeding information to Palpatine about inner workings of the senate and Jedi through the years, so many secrets told in front of him, because they trusted him. All those ‘accidents’? Yeah, sabotage attempts. You only see and hear about his failures sadly,but he’s succeeded plenty, but coz he pulled it off, so ofc you wouldn’t know of it. One of his biggest failures however, was what happened when he was banned from the Gungan cities, none other than an assassination attempt of the good Bosses life.
    _
    Later in his senate career, he knowingly instigated many investigations into enemies of Palpatine, and his most successful thing, was working his way to the top, to give his master, supreme powers, allowing everything to unfold according to his masters plans.
    _
    You may think he’s a useless character, but you underestimate him, and you’ll follow in the footsteps of Carth Ogai, Jen’dan Mothbol and Preztur Zen Valomi. Never heard of them? Exactly!

  17. Ragnorke October 17, 2014 at 11:42 am -      #17

    @Kara Zor-El
    Now i wanna watch a movie about Preztur Zen Valomi, Carth Ogai, & Jen’dan Mothbol… Thanks a lot…

  18. God Of Godzilla October 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm -      #18

    I would make a modern crossover with Star Trek to make…Star Wartrek/Trekwars

  19. Warlock Lowk October 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm -      #19

    I’d create a time travel event where someone saves the youngling from anakin. Then use them to make a sitcom called Jedi highschool that’ll be canon.

  20. Ragnorke October 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm -      #20

    “Then use them to make a sitcom called Jedi highschool that’ll be canon.”

    Hey kids.. Remember that time the chosen one tried to kill you all with an army of Stormtroopers at his side?
    How did that make you feel?

  21. Warlock Lowk October 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm -      #21

    Oh yeah and the staff will consist of but not limited to kyle Katarn. The force ghost of samuImean Mace, kenobi, and yoda.

  22. Cassie Hack October 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm -      #22

    hmm Only bit of SW I like is KOTOR so… I’d make KOTOR movies.

  23. Kara Zor-El October 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm -      #23

    Now i wanna watch a movie about Preztur Zen Valomi, Carth Ogai, & Jen’dan Mothbol… Thanks a lot…
    _
    Well, let me tell you, they were interesting people with interesting stories! Well worth a trilogy of movies on their own. Well, Jar Jar taking care of them anyway.
    _
    Listen up Disney, just quietly hand over the rights, the fans want it.

  24. Friendlysociopath October 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm -      #24

    …Genie needs to be in Star Wars….that is all for now

  25. Michael50210 October 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm -      #25

    “I would retcon the vong out of existence.

    I would then retcon Boba ever coming back.

    I would then retcon the Mandalorians from coming back. They had their time. Now one silent side character who got his ass kicked by a blind guy and a walking carpet is somehow the biggest bad ass in the galaxy from a race of even bigger bad asses.. who are somehow always getting their shit stomped in by anyone who’s name is actually mentioned, or factions who have names mentioned more than once. I don’t understand the love they get.

    Most of the EU is garbage.”

    I love you.

    I would finish getting that EU out of canon, so essentially what Sauro is doing. No more crazy bullshit superweapons for you, Star Wars! Nope, no biggatons for your Star destroyers either!

    I would dumb down Force “precognition” significantly, or get rid of it entirely.

    I would stop people from making money from that SW DANCING GAME…because seriously wth?!

    I would throw money at very good SW Battlefront games however…because I enjoyed the crap out of it.

  26. Warlock Lowk October 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm -      #26

    “would dumb down Force “precognition” significantly, or get rid of it entirely.”

    No don’t do that. That would a speed boost to their reflexes.

  27. Alpha or Omega October 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm -      #27

    I would cry under the realization that there are so many Star Wars fans.
    If I were to take an action with Star Wars no matter what it is, you will get thousands if not millions wanting to pitchfork you or burn you.
    Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope
    Except for making Han shoot first and then, the Thrawn Trilogy Canon, I don’t think I can please the fanbase.

  28. Praetor Prefect October 17, 2014 at 6:19 pm -      #28

    “Hey fans, midi chlorians are now non-canon”

    I would make a KOTOR themed series of course! Probably Zayne Carrick/Mandalorian KOTOR first

  29. Praetor Prefect October 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm -      #29

    Thrawn Trilogy Canon, I don’t think I can please the fanbase.

    That too

  30. Alpha or Omega October 17, 2014 at 6:51 pm -      #30

    @Praetor Prefect
    Midi chlorians were mentioned in the second movie.
    /
    @Sauro
    “Such an inter-dimensional cross over would be epic. Imagine if the Millennium Falcon were made into an Autobot.”
    /
    With a horrendous dub and a giant combining mech. Here’s Star Wars: The 1980’s Anime

  31. Praetor Prefect October 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm -      #31

    @Alpha or Omega
    I know, I declare them non-canon

  32. Hermit October 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm -      #32

    @ A and O
    .
    There was a Star Wars manga where Princess Leia looked like a thirteen year old.
    .
    www.cracked.com/article_18655_9-beloved-characters-made-horrifying-by-japan.html

  33. Xornell October 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm -      #33

    Remove CG animated Clone Wars series from canon. Do the same thing to Rebels. Begin work on Thrawn Trilogy and Yuuzahn Vong War movies. At the same time, change plenty in SWtoR, and create a new series of movies taking place in the Old Republic. Create cartoon resembling the older Clone Wars series (you know, the one that was actually good). Remove Darth Maul returning from canon. Bring Chewbacca back to life (to kill him off again for the lulz). Set a series on Endor showing off the hyper-deadly fauna. Other things. Oh if only I was a multi-billionaire.

  34. Parry Boy October 18, 2014 at 2:51 am -      #34

    First of all, once Disney buys it, there’s no coming back.
    But, for the sake of debate, I would sell it back to the original owners and be super rich.

  35. Xornell October 18, 2014 at 8:28 am -      #35

    I would do everything but sell the rights back to Lucas. He doesn’t appreciate the series like a nerd does.

  36. Parry Boy October 18, 2014 at 9:38 am -      #36

    He doesn’t like anymore or did he hate it from the very beginning?

  37. batman3.14 October 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm -      #37

    star wars 1313
    the cancelled darth maul game
    clone wars if rebels is not popular
    REVAN
    kotor 3
    rogue squadron
    han shoots first and correct the “corrections”
    Use profits to buy DC comics

  38. erickyboo October 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm -      #38

    Star wars galaxies! More clone wars style stuff, more naboo…

    How about Nerfing star wars 😄

  39. Darth Bombad October 18, 2014 at 8:47 pm -      #39

    First thing i’d re-introduce The Old Republic/Kotor era[s] into canon.
    As well as the Force Unleashed and Jedi Knight/Dark Forces series.

    The rest of the EU can go, as for a story or element i would change?.
    Mandalore would become the third galactic power post Endor.
    With a rogue Jedi even helping them to create their own order of
    force sensitive Lightsaber wielding Mandalorien Knights.

    Oh! and i’d introduce canon technical manuals for everything.
    Explaining how blasters, Lightsabers etc. actually work.
    And finally prove that Star Destroyers do have 200 Gigaton blasts!.

  40. General Joshua Hundell of the Trans-Dimentional Fleet October 22, 2014 at 12:47 am -      #40

    Id sell it for several billion dollars and sleep on my money

  41. Jolttra October 22, 2014 at 1:41 am -      #41

    ^Joshua wins.

  42. Xornell October 22, 2014 at 2:38 am -      #42

    “He doesn’t like anymore or did he hate it from the very beginning?”

    He must have at some point. Like, the original trilogy was made with a good degree of scrutiny and care. The Prequels, less so. And then it was just more money grubbery. The more money to be made, the less fucks Lucas gives about raping his own series. And I cannot blame the man. But as a fan, gimmie all the lore that’s good.

  43. Kara Zor-El October 22, 2014 at 3:18 am -      #43

    Make a sitcom called ‘How I met your Sith Lord’.

  44. General Joshua Hundell of the Trans-Dimentional Fleet October 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm -      #44

    Thats general hudnell to u jolttra, but thnx 4 the sentiment

  45. Hondo Moonrazor January 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm -      #45

    I don’t think I would actually change much of anything. I would just hire Disney to go ahead with what there doing anyways, with the one difference of making sure some new Legends material is released.

  46. The Ultimate Overlord January 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm -      #46

    I would secretly cause a power creep in Star Wars by giving it better shows and bringing back the EU.

  47. Ordo11 March 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm -      #47

    Bring back eu

    Oh and if you want a better showing of Thrawn look for the book Outbound flight or choices of one, they show off his talent nicely.

  48. Ordo11 March 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm -      #48

    Oh and rest on the eu after Abaloth, it wasn’t that good

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