Earlier last week, Disney acquired LucasFilms
and, by extension, Star Wars for a little over four BILLION dollars. To put that into terms Star Wars fans will grasp, that's more than the combined worth of the entire Trade Federation.
Naturally, as with anything involving Star Wars news, there was a strong reaction. Curiously, many felt that the acquisition somehow cheapened the franchise. It seems people either didn't realize or forgot that it was Disney's acquisition of Marvel years ago that led to the amazing Avengers film franchise and connected films.
Regardless, with all the outrage, we've decided to put all the arguments to rest by having a best of five showdown between Star Wars characters and characters from Disney and the various franchises it's absorbed over the last few decades.Mickey Mouse vs. Luke Skywalker
So it all comes down to this: furball versus furball. From what we can gather from Sweetums' appearance alongside humans in the various Muppet movies and television shows, he would have a distinct size and strength advantage. He's also got those gnarly fangs. Chewbacca, despite a more limited vocabulary, is much smarter and craftier. He has enough to make a fight of it, but in pure hand to hand combat, I don't think he'd be able to overcome his much larger monster opponent.WINNER: SWEETUMS
So there you have it, folks: Disney wins by a score of 3-2, which means they get the Star Wars franchise. Considering what they've done with other franchises in recent years – namely the Muppets and the Avengers – I don't think we should see that as a defeat for either side.Bring on Episode VII.Catch the fastest five minutes in tech, gaming, and comics on this week's edition of All Access Weekly next Thursday at 12/11c only on Spike. Source: Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd/Steve Granitz/Albert L. Ortega/Terry O'Neill/Matthew Simmons/Getty Images