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.
What do U think of this news?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Wow. Just....Wow.
Check out the preview commercial for the "Star Wars" line of Adidas apparel coming out later this month. It features David Beckham and Snoop Dog and a cool mix of the evil empire song.
Me loves. What do you think?-Dr.FB
Selma Blair and Jaime King attended the Fan Boys opening last night. Jaime King is featured in the movie and I am sure she will have many more fan boys after the movie opens.
The movie takes place in 1998 where some Star Wars fans are out to get a copy of "The Phantom Menace" before it comes out. Man, if only they knew before how bad it was, maybe they would have waited.-Dr.FB
Rihanna & Chris Brown did not mind the photogs over the weekend in Paris while clubbing.
Rihann's dress is cute but we are def diggin Chris's Star Wars Stormtrooper necklace.-Dr.FB
One of the most craziest things happened on election night, and it had nothing to do with the outcome.
Cnn debuted it's new technology Wolf Blitzer doing a hologram interview which reminds us of the Princess Lea's Star Wars moment of "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, your my only help."
Ok, honestly, is that trippy ish or what?-Dr.FB