The lights are on
Disney announced it acquired Lucasfilm in a stock and cash transaction worth $4.05 billion. As part of the announcement, Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release 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,” Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas said in a statement. “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."
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disneys, says fans can expect to see more Star Wars movies more often. " In 2015, we're planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the
first feature film under the 'Disney-Lucasfilm' brand," he said.
"That will be
followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a
new Star Wars feature film every two to three years."
The deal has no immediate affect on any of the video game projects currently in development at Lucasfilm. "For the time being all projects are business as usual," a spokesperson told Game Informer. "We are excited about all the possibilities that Disney brings."
During today's investor call to discuss the deal, Iger said Disney will likely focus on mobile and social games rather than console. "We’ll look opportunistically at console, most likely at licensing rather than publishing. But we think given the nature of these characters and how well known they are, they lend themselves quite nicely to the other platforms.”
Hope they don't suck
1. I would have expected it to be sold for more than $4.6 million.
2. This could be good or bad, don't really know. The last three installments (1-3 in series sequence) never lived up to the first three that were made (4-6). So I think it is safe to say that Disney could not really make it much worse. They have the funds to put all their effect into these films, and we all know there will be three. The only thing I see Disney doing negatively towards the series is toning down the action, and killing so that younger audiences can watch.
3. Expect Stars Wars to take over Disney World!!!!!
Let`s just not expect cheesy lines from disney -.-
I'm pretty excited with what could happen.
They better continue to do console games. Even though most people don't care for them, I actually enjoyed The Force Unleashed games and even Shadows of the Empire.
No matter how I feel about this, I would still have to see Episode VII.
Oh boy looks like Mickey Mouse is going to be luke and minney is going to be lea