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Disney Buys Lucasfilm!!! Another Star Wars Trilogy On Way???

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Disney Buys Lucas

When George Lucas said he was retiring, we didn't realize how serious he was!

Well, someone at Disney was paying attention! Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger put 2 and 2 together and made 4.

Billion.

As in a $4 b-b-billion with a "B" offer which George accepted! The Walt Disney Company is now the proud owner of LucasFilm Ltd.!

In his announcement this afternoon, Iger explains:

"Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas. This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney's unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value."

Um, we know we read between the lines a lot, but it sounded to us like he just said they're going to be making more Star Wars!

So what does George himself have to say about the transaction? What does he think about his saga in the hands of someone else? He says:

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.

I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."

OMG! They are talking more Star Wars! But do they mean Episode 7? Or more cartoons?

Either way, it's Disney, so you KNOW it's going to be BIG!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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5 comments to “Disney Buys Lucasfilm!!! Another Star Wars Trilogy On Way???”

  1. Demode says – reply to this


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    Expect to see a new Live Action TV show in the near future, that deals primarily with Boba Fett and the bounty hunters from Star Wars, that takes place before Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.



  2. 2

    Great!!! And since its in the same state, I hope to see more Star Wars and Indy in Disneyland too. This combined with Marvel has created one monster of a mouse. Now they just have to hook up with Apple(which Iger is already on the board of directors) and it will be complete.

  3. Demode says – reply to this


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    Also: the studio is targeting 2015 for the release of a seventh STAR WARS film. Expect Luke Skywalker to return.

  4. Mickey Nemesis says – reply to this


    4

    I like the doodle you made on this one and the one about new Star Wars movies. It seems that you too have some sense of humor.

  5. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Nope, will not be seeing it if it happens.