Shocking news to wake up to anybody looked it up, what's your thoughts?
Lucas has sold it all for just over 4Billion dollars.
He will still be a creative consultant, Kathleen Kennedy will be President of that branch, but all will report in to Disney head honchos.
This gives them everything, the full star Wars franchise rights, including Movies, Merchandising, TV, Books and games. Also ILM now belongs to Disney.
They ahve already as you'd imagined announced plans to cash in and start making some money back off this.
Already stated that Episodes 7-9 specificaly mentioning sequels to Return of The Jedi are to be pushed ahead with episode 7 possibly getting as early as a 2015 release date.
They will also look to push ahead with the TV series as well.
I can honestly say I am shocked, I never thought Lucas would sell his company or the rights to star Wars instead passing them to his kids.
They have already said that the one big change will be no Fox fanfair at the start of the Movies for obvious reasons.
I dont know, this could either be what takes Star Wars to a new level or it could cheapen and cash in on the series even more than the prequels did?
Perhaps the biggest film news of the decade?
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