Oct 31 2012
By now everyone has heard that Disney has purchased LucasFilms:
The Force is strong with this merger. Disney announced on Tuesday that he had purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cast and stock shares. In conjunction with the news, Disney also revealed that plans for a seventh “Star Wars” film, “Star Wars: Episode VII,” are in motion with eyes on theatrical release in 2015. During a conference call announcing the merger, it was reported that Disney executives said they wanted to release an “Episode VII” and “Episode IX” as well. The films would ideally reach theaters every two or three years.
If you want to read the whole story hit the first link above. I can be persuaded either way on this one; either the new Star Wars films are going to be awesome or they’re going to be horrible. I will say this; they are taking on a huge risk by releasing potentially three new movies. I guess we will have to see, but man that original Star Wars trilogy is getting raped and pillaged.
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