Published on October 30th, 2012 | by sammcneil3
Disney purchases Lucasfilm ~ $4.05B.
“It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers” -George Lucas
Could this mean certain doom to the Star Wars franchise? I personally have never been a huge Star Wars fan but I understand its appeal and respect its fan base. Lucas has made a few controversial at best, decisions in the recent past of his career as a producer and director.
Are we really surprised that he would cash out when offered four billion dollars? It’s a decision I would hate to make, and would be on the same level of giving up a child. The large sum of money he will receive through the stock and cash transaction should soften the hurt a little bit.
“A new Star Wars movie, Episode VII, will debut in 2015. More Star Wars feature films are planned after that.” -Sourced (Business Insider)
It is interesting to me because I wonder if he actually thinks it will be good for the company, films, and employees or if he is just getting his money and hitting the road. I’m sure he will be involved with the new film unless he doesn’t want to be.
There is still no confirmation on IMDB of the film being discussed. More information to follow.