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Culture Shot: Mouse House Buys Death Star
WHAT: In a move that simultaneously surprised, excited, and enraged people, Disney announced this week that it will spend $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm.
VERDICT: Unlike fanboys who groaned in agony at the prospect of a Disney-fied Star Wars, we think the cross-pollination of the two universes could be brilliant. Who hasn’t yearned for THX 1138: Muppet Babies in Space? Or a tie-in where Black Widow joins Princess Leia to fight intergalactic supervillains? Besides, it couldn’t be worse than what Lucas has done with the last three Star Wars movies.