In a surprise announcement today, Disney announced that they have bought Lucasfilm and all its assets for 4.05 billion dollars. More importantly, they announced at the same time that they are planning to release a new Star Wars feature film aiming to hit theatres in 2015, only three years away.
There haven’t been any details announced about Star Wars Episode 7, but Disney has announced that Episode 7 is not going to be the only film they make. They plan to create multiple films for a new generation.
Kathleen Kennedy, a Disney executive, is set to be in charge of the new films as executive producer, with George Lucas still being involved as a creative consultant, according to the official press release.
This snap announcement is already getting mixed reactions from fans, who worry that this will be the Jar Jar Binks of the franchise and will simply traumatize fans further, but you have to be at least a little excited for the Jedis to return to the big screen.
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