A recent Twitter post indicates Disney is looking for a young man and a young woman to fill a couple roles in an unnamed film. Speculation immediately started that the roles were for Star Wars Episode VII. In this file photo, actress Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia Organa character and actor Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker character from 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' are shown on screen while musicians perform during 'Star Wars: In Concert' at the Orleans Arena May 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Variety explains why we won't see movie-based video games coming out of the Star Wars universe for the next decade. "In the past, studios have licensed their films to video game publishers, seeing the titles as a quick way to generate revenue. In most cases, the films failed to excite buyers and didn't offer anything new, eventually hurting sales."
The Escapist adds: "It's an established fact that the secret to making a great Star Wars game is to steer well clear of the movies."
Fans of Star Wars video games have been wondering what the Disney-dominated universe might end up looking like. In April, Disney shut down the LucasArts gaming division.
"So the last game that they made, I think, was 'Star Wars Kinect.' And that involved a dancing Emperor. ... Maybe dancing Emperor is what killed LucasArts." (Via GameSpot)
Entertainment Weekly recently reviewed the year following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm and said "Star Wars VII" "sits at the uneasy nexus of corporate ambitions: It's the first step in a larger plan to revitalize one of the most popular franchise[s] in the last half-century of fictional media, with an earnings potential of several billion dollars at stake."
And what was Disney's first post-acquisition Star Wars game? The 8-bit-tastic "Tiny Death Star" — a free, mobile offering released earlier this month. Ironically, its theme is — making money to build the Death Star. (Via Joystiq)