Posted by specialK November 01, 2012

IT HAS HAPPENED! As most of you probably know, Disney bought LucasFilms for $4.05 BILLION and the nerds are freaking out. In addition to LucasFilm, Disney purchased an extensive treatment for the new Star Wars trilogy. As a matter of fact, it has come to light that Disney is planning to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015 and that we should expect a new Star Wars film every 2 - 3 years. George Lucas will be a consultant on Episode VII, but will NOT be writing or directing it. He intends to retire and "become a fan". However, LucasFilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy will serve as Episode VII's executive producer.  Disney plans on utilizing Star Wars in parks, cartoons, resorts & television as well as film. This comes as no surprise. That's what Disney does. LucasFilms owns Indiana Jones too, but that's a non-issue at this point because Paramount owns distribution rights to the Indiana Jones films.  

Honestly, I'm happy about this. Getting Star Wars out of Lucas' hands is the best thing that could happen to the franchise. Will Disney do it justice? I think so! They did a great job with the Marvel characters and I don't see why they wouldn't do right by our favorite Star Wars characters.  At this point, the only place the Star Wars franchise can go is up. And consider this - the last three movies will be made. That in itself is encouraging. 


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