Samuel L. Jackson On Disney's Star Wars Deal: "He Got Cheated"
Samuel L. Jackson offered a pithy yet powerful surmise of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilms, saying that George Lucas got "cheated" to TMZ.
The TMZ reporter pounced on Samuel as he was leaving a store, wearing a big purple hooded sweatshirt. The man behind the camera asked him what he thought of George Lucas getting $4b for "Lucas film", to which he replied, "He got cheated". The reporter, obviously taken aback by his response, asked him what he'd do with the money, to which Jackson said he didn't know, but that he'd "think of something". There was something about Samuel L's tone that suggested he was being somewhat tongue in cheek about the line of questioning, but then again, the reporter played along in what was a short interchange. Jackson did say, however, that $4b wasn't a lot of money "to some people", which implied that maybe he thought Lucasarts was worth a tad more. $4.05b is a lot of money.
Disney's latest purchase has been met with a mixed reaction. Most hardcore fans lament the decision, having been through enough with the last three films, and disenfranchised with The Clone Wars series. But industry folks seem naivly confident that Episode 7 will manage to recapture the magic of the original films, made all the way back in the 70's and 80's. Now that the decision is made, all we can do is hope.