First Hurricanes… Now Lucasfilm Ltd. Has Been Brought By Disney…

Disney to make new ‘Star Wars’ movies, buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion from George Lucas – Washington Post:

LOS ANGELES — A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.

The seventh movie, with a working title of “Episode 7,” is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond “Return of the Jedi,” the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new “Star Wars” movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies:

Newly merged Disney/Lucasfilm plans new Star Wars films every two to three years – I09.

Mmph.

Back to work, people. Back to work.

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