Thursday, November 1, 2012
This is pretty big news for Star Wars fans....
Disney has just confirmed that it has agreed to acquire George Lucas‘ Lucasfilm Ltd, and that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise that will now continue on. The companies have targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7, with Episode 8 and Episode 9 to follow, as the the long-term plan is to release a new feature every two or three years.
The stock and cash transaction is worth an estimated $4.05 billion.
That should be another big cash cow franchise for Disney (like Marvel) and, if there is any justice in the world, the three new Star Wars films will actually have a good story and characters (I didn't care for the last three "new" movies, i.e: big video game for kids).
Also, I need to make friends with George Lucas very soon.
That $4 billion paycheck is not going to spend itself.