Hollywood reacts to news of 'Star Wars: Episode 7'
With the announcement that Disney is acquiring LucasFilm, it's only natural that the Twitter universe blew up with response. Within minutes of the announcement, the hashtag #DisneyStarWars became a main attraction. Interestingly, some actors, writers and directors weighed in as well.
Below are some of the responses from Twitter of the blend.
Disney has bought Lucasfilm. I hope they don't become too commercialized.— Peter Serafinowicz (@serafinowicz) October 30, 2012
My twitter feed:38% : "You should write the new Star Wars!"47% : "Don't fucking touch the new Star Wars!"15% : Undecided.— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) October 30, 2012
The reason I didn't tweet immediately is due to the heart attack I just had.Holy SHIT.#EpisodeVII— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) October 30, 2012
Not saying Twitter's in a nerd frenzy about the Disney/Lucasfilm STAR WARS VII news, but I tried to post earlier & got my arm ripped off.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 30, 2012
Even though it's limited to Twitter, it is nice to know Sandy can be slowed by Star Wars news.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers21) October 30, 2012
Jon Favreau (whose avatar is RJD2, Retweeting)
Not psyched about the Disney buy out of Star Wars... Rides, merch, sequels.... At least I have my OG VHS version of the 1977 version :)— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) October 30, 2012
Funny or Die
News of Star Wars Episode 7 instantly surpasses Sandy as the biggest disaster of the week.— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) October 30, 2012
oh good we can talk about star wars some more— Kyle Kinane (@kylekinane) October 30, 2012
Every awesome creative person in Hollywood would love to work on something new Star Wars so this could be a great thing.— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) October 30, 2012
Lee Unkrich (Toy Story franchise editor and director)
Wow. Disney bought Lucasfilm. Didn't see that coming...— Lee Unkrich (@leeunkrich) October 30, 2012