Fox Was Angry About Disney Buying LucasFilm Because They Didn't Do It

Star Wars is one of the biggest geeky franchises out there, spawning a ton of spinoffs whether they be comic books, novels, or video games. It's going to be a big year for the series since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be coming out this December so expect a lot of pre-release hype from Disney. Speaking of Disney, CEO Bob Iger recently spoke with The New York Times where he revealed that Fox was upset about his company buying Star Wars and LucasFilm simply because they didn't do it first.

According to the Disney CEO and adequate-looking "daddy," Iger said that former head of Fox Rupert Murdoch was "crazed" when it was announced that the House of Mouse was buying Star Wars. He reportedly had a fit and wondered why his people in Fox didn't think about purchasing LucasFilm first.

"Rupert was crazed that we bought Lucas. They were the distributor of all of George's movies, and he was very disappointed in his people. ‘Why didn't you think of this?'"

Funnily enough, there was a time when Fox owned the original Star Wars movie when it wasn't called A New Hope yet, while George Lucas would have the rights to all the sequels. This is why it's impossible to find the original theatrical cut for home media because Fox only ever released it on VHS, with fans having to make do with newer cuts from Lucas that added unneeded CGI.

Then again, that doesn't really matter anymore since Disney owns both companies now. Their use of Star Wars has garnered a mixed reaction, with many feeling that they overflooded the market with Star Wars for a time, which the company will supposedly be resolving after The Rise of Skywalker comes out.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out on December 20.

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