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Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. "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."
The deal includes a tentative release date of 2015 Stars Wars Episode 7, along with the possibility of growing the franchise with more feature films. Lucas will be serving as creative consultant on Stars Wars Episode 7, Disney said.
Originally posted by tvtexan
Well get ready for the first openly gay Jedi.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
They could always delve into some of the fan fiction, it's aplenty!
They also might do a "Shadows of the Empire" movie based on the popular and authorized video games.
Personally, I think we should just put the movies on a shelf and enjoy them for what they are/were.
IMO, the most recent 3 never even really needed to be made. They don't blend together at all. The newer ones look to slick, no campy-ness.
It's all about money!
Now, if they wanted to make some more Stargate movies...
Originally posted by inverslyproportional
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
There are at present litterally a hundred other books after the few involved in the 6 movies that are out, they have a lot of room both forward and backwards into the old republic days, or the new republic days.
Luke has a child named ben with mara jade one of palpatines sith assassins turned good.
Han and Leia have 3 children Jacen and Jana, the twins, and Anakin solo.
The galaxy gets invaded by the Yuuzhan Vong a brutal race thatt uses only biological tech, and has conquered their entire galaxy already, but destroyed most of the inhabitable worlds. So they have come to spread their extreme zealot religion to the star wars galaxy.
Their impending invasion is actually the reason the emporer was trying to build the death stars and such a large fleet and military infistructure, as his people had fought their vanguard scout fleet already.
It is very good reading for any scifi fan.