BREAKING NEWS! Disney has purchased George Lucas’ iconic company Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, and also has announced a 2015 release date for a new Star Wars film! (Star Wars: Episode VII) which might be the first of a new trilogy.
Check the official statement released from Disney in the US:
“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, in a statement. “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.”
Check the video below to see Mr. Lucas and Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy talking about this