First there was Pixar. Next came Marvel. Today we find out that Disney is buying Lucasfilm for $4 billion in cash and stock, making George Lucas a major stockholder in Disney.
In the announcement, Disney stated that this deal is mostly for Star Wars, the films, intellectual property, and merchandising and discounted Indy’s part in the deal because Paramount has the film rights. Also part of the deal of course is ILM, the special effects powerhouse, and Skywalker Sound.
Look for “Star Wars VII” in 2015 with new movies every two to three years after.
Don’t forget, after the prequels Ep I, II, and III, they were supposed to have done a post middle three trilogy and if original plans had held, Ep IX would have come out in 2001.
I predict wonderful things in the parks.
Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4 billion - Oct. 30, 2012