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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans New Star Wars Movie

Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. Disney added that "Star Wars Episode 7" is scheduled for release in 2015.

The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC.

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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  • alexdroog||

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  • Lisa||

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  • Shmurphy||

    But sir, the odds of Disney successfully making a Star Wars movie that isn't ruined by a bunch of kiddie bullshit are 8748174074 to 1!

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    The chances of successfully making a Star Wars movie not ruined by George Lucas is now 1/1. I have more hope for the franchise now than I did before.