Star Wars Episode 7 Announced for 2015 as Disney Buys Lucasfilm -Earlier today Disney announced that they have acquired George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm Ltd for $4.05 billion, in a deal that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise. The announcement has had a very polarized reaction from Star Wars fans who are either ecstatic about the new films or horribly disappointed by Mr. Lucas. We are personally looking forward to seeing what kind of Jedi Mind Tricks the Disney team have been readying for 2015. Maybe they will even cast Mickey Mouse as a real Jedi. lol.
Here is what George Lucas has to say about it:
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “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.
Props to you Georgie.
Posted on Wednesday 31 October 2012.
1 year ago.