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October 30, 2012

Disney To Buy Lucas Films, Vows To Destroy Any Remaining Shred Of My Childhood Love Of Star Wars

The deal has a $4 BILLION price tag and ensures that, God help us, there will be Star Wars Episode VII in 2015.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “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.”

What more is there to say other than, "Han shot first!"?


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