Disney Star Wars

Okay, you got me. This was all just an elaborate excuse to (poorly) Photoshop Mickey hats on Luke and Yoda.

I’m sure you’ve heard The Big Nerd News by now, so I won’t bother wasting your time with my own musings about Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars and what it will mean for the future of the franchise, how existing properties will be handled, and other nerdy things Star Wars nerds have been nerding on about for the past 3 days. As you might imagine, The League has A LOT OF FEELINGS about it. You can read some of their reactions here, here, here, here, and I also strongly recommend listening to this podcast for an appropriate gut-check of how you should feel about it. Bottom line is that Disney can’t possibly fuck up Star Wars any more than George Lucas already has. So I say bring it on, and I’m ready to crown Leia as the next Disney Princess.

My question is this: does this mean we will get a Star Wars-themed Disney attraction in the vein of Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or even its own park? Will there be R2D2 spinning teacups? I can’t be the only one who thinks Spaceship Earth is only a circular dent away from being the Death Star. The very idea of a Star Wars theme park prints money.