The world took to Twitter to express their joy, disappointment, grief, and best one-liners after news broke that Disney is purchasing Lucasfilm for $4 billion.
Here are the best.
Leia is my new favorite Disney Princess.
— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) October 30, 2012
News of Star Wars Episode 7 instantly surpasses Sandy as the biggest disaster of the week.
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) October 30, 2012
If Joss Whedon directs the new Star Wars I will have a legitimate nerdgasm.
— wheezywaiter (@wheezywaiter) October 30, 2012
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 30, 2012
I hope whoever owns Star Wars now has filed a restraining order against M. Night Shyamalan
— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) October 30, 2012
Nice try Star Wars, but we’re never getting back together
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) October 30, 2012
i’m calling on obama to end the star wars
— jooOooOOon hendren (@fart) October 30, 2012
When you wish upon a star wars…
— Alec Sulkin (@thesulk) October 30, 2012
Great, just what people on the internet needed, another excuse to talk about Star Wars. God help us if Disney ever acquires bacon.
— Vince Mancini (@Filmdrunk) October 30, 2012
Between The Hobbit and Star Wars, I feel like we’re heading back into the early 2000′s.
— brebishop (@brebishop) October 30, 2012
Bit confused over the Star Wars news. Don’t we want a new star wars movie? From the people that brought us Avengers?
— crabstickz (@Chris_Kendall_) October 30, 2012
Here’s hoping Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 are do-overs of Star Wars I, II and III. #Jarjar
— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) October 30, 2012
I don’t want to be a downer or anything.. but I don’t even like Star Wars.
— Kylie Johnston (@kylie_johnston) October 30, 2012
I want to know when Obama knew about the new Star Wars film and why he continued to campaign instead of intervening.
— Trevor Moore (@itrevormoore) October 30, 2012
First Harry Potter, then Twilight… if anyone attempts to cast Robert Pattinson in Star Wars 7 I’m sending out the dementors.
— The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7) October 30, 2012
We get Avengers 2 and Star Wars 7 in the same year. THINK ABOUT THAT.
— Parkscope Blog (@Parkscope) October 30, 2012
Twitter’s all like, WHAT HURRICANE YO WE GOT STAR WARS!!
— Elliott Morgan (@ElliottcMorgan) October 30, 2012
A dream is a wish your Hutt makes…
— Jason Surrell (@2Manhattans) October 30, 2012
BREAKING NEWS: Disney announces new security guard CM costumes!!! twitter.com/tom_bricker/st…
— Tom Bricker (@tom_bricker) October 30, 2012
(News image credit: Karl on Twitter)
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