As you can imagine, the big news regarding Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm — and therefore, the Star Wars franchise — falls right into the middle of the whole “professional geek” thing I have going these days. I’ve shared some of my feelings about the deal online (in short: I think it’s going to be a very good thing for the Star Wars universe), and I’ve had the opportunity to share them with a few media outlets who reached out to me for comment, too.
Yesterday, I spoke with a reporter for the Associated Press about the deal, and was quoted in an article suggesting that Star Wars fans shouldn’t be too upset about seeing their favorite franchise join Marvel Entertainment under the Disney banner.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Rick Marshall, a journalist and blogger who writes about the comic book and movie industries, was skeptical when Disney bought Marvel. But his doubts quickly melted when it was clear Disney wouldn’t taint the Marvel universe by getting too involved.
“I was the first one to say there’s going to be a Goofy-Wolverine crossover,” Marshall said. “We haven’t seen that …. Disney was able to step away.”
It’s a good article that turns to some impressive business experts for perspective on the deal, and you can read the rest of it at Yahoo News.