Disney has just bought Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion dollars and plan on releasing episode seven (episode VII) of the “Star Wars” franchise in 2015!
George Lucas confirmed the purchase and the making of episode VII to the associated press not long ago:
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see ‘Star Wars’ passed from one generation to the next,” said Lucas. “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.”
Episode VII will be the first of the final 3 films that Lucas wrote scripts for, but never intended to release in his lifetime.
This news is huge from a tech standpoint, a financial standpoint, and for the fans, who thought they would never see an episode VII.
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Diagnosis: Wow. Just….Wow.