Star Wars Episode 7 – What?

Just saw this via my feedreader from GeekoSystem and gulped coffee too fast. Star Wars episode 7 in planned for 2015 after Disney buys LucasFilms.

Did this get posted around the first of April but somehow only get live today? 4 Billion purchase price is no joke.

In news we didn’t exactly see coming on the even of Halloween, NBA opening night, and the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey, The Walt Disney Company just announced that they’re set to acquire Lucasfilm, and that the next official Star Wars trilogy, starting with episode seven, is projected to kick off in 2015. Yes, you can now make the joke that Leia is a Disney princess.

George Lucas, whether you think he lost his genius years ago, or still has some sense somewhere deep down, issued a statement of confidence:

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. 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.”

Don’t forget, Disney bought Marvel not too long ago, and they own ESPN, so it can now add Lucasfilm to its stable of prominent properties under its belt.

Strange days ahead if true.

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3 thoughts on “Star Wars Episode 7 – What?

  1. Yes please, can’t wait for this. There is so much potential in Star Wars Lore for almost a never ending stream of movies

  2. The $4 billion price tag probably includes the merchandise and video games too? Had to grab a new pair of trousers when I read the bit about Star Wars VII coming in 2015. In all honesty, I hope they use young directors instead of George Lucas and make the whole storyline grittier akin to the new Batman movies or even the Avengers spin-offs. Maybe with today’s technology, go the whole way and replace the actors with digital ones like they did with the brilliant Clone Wars series or like Blizzard’s Starcraft II movies.

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