Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4.5 Billion
& Set To Make New Star Wars Films by 2015
Today it has been announced that Disney have bought Lucasfilm Ltd. from George Lucas for a reported $4.5 Billion. A new Trilogy of Star Wars movies has also been announced by Disney, with the first, Star Wars Episode 7, targeted for release in 2015.
This blockbuster deal will see Lucas become a creative consultant for new Star Wars projects. Kathleen Kennedy, currently Co-Chair of Lucasfilm will become brand manager of this global Sci-Fi franchise as well as President of Lucasfilm.
Disney has not only acquired the studio, and properties, but also the award-winning ILM and Skywalker Sound effects departments.
The saga that began in a galaxy far, far, away in 1977 is one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, and looks set to return in the near future with prehaps its most exciting Trilogy ever. Just when we thought the story of Star Wars was all said and done, it looks like we are about to witness the start of a brand new chapter. Now go strap yourself in and get ready for the jump to lightspeed in 2015!