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Sat, Nov 3 2012 1:27:57 UTC

Fans cautiously optimistic about Lucasfilm acquisition

With news of Lucasfilm being bought by Disney, questions started to appear across the web from people wondering what this would mean for the work that's been created surrounding the franchise from artists who are fans of this series. So far, it seems most people are cautiously optimistic that this will be a positive change, but some are concerned about the corporate overtone.

Star Wars is one of those rare franchise that has stood the test of time. It's been around for a long time, and the fan base is huge. The amount of content created by those fans is also very big. Many artists of all disciplines have made fan art, and a lot of the lore now accepted as an integral part of the Star Wars universe comes from those third party sources. But now, with the acquisition, who knows if the liberal stance vis-a-vis fan art will remain. Disney is well known for being very aggressive versus those that the company considers breaching its business interests.

MTV has an interview with Eric Geller from TheForce.net where he talks about the main concern from fans. ''Lucasfilm has been pretty good about reaching out to fans for things like screenings of episodes of 'The Clone Wars,' and we don't want to see that relationship with the fans disappear, We want Disney to continue Lucasfilm's outreach to fans because we want to continue to feel connected to the saga.''

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