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George Lucas has now finally passed the torch of his marvelous sci-fi movie title ‘Star Wars’ on to the next generation. Disney recently announced that they have bought Lucasfilms for 4.05 billion dollars. They also announced that the next installment of the saga has a release date of sometime in 2015. The film will be under direction of Disney’s executive producer Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas is signed on as a creative consultant.
It is comforting to know that Lucas will take part in the production process as the movie transitions into the next generation of ‘Star Wars’ cinematic endeavors. I would say that Disney has a track record that fits the task of recreating this movie title, so any negative notions should quickly diminish.
Disney also announced that this project will be taken on as a long term aim into the future. So this is no joke for all those Star Wars geeks out there, the force is strong in this one.
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George Lucas sold Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion on Tuesday to Disney. Yes, you read that right: Four Billion.
One way to end the lockout immediately? Sell the entire league to Lucas. He can fire all the players, rid the situation of the NHLPA, and start over. Of course, all the team names would become droid names, so it would be a little lame, but at least we'd have hockey...
And George Lucas is donating most of Disney's $4 Billion to charity.
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This is actually happening, Disney is spending a very hefty sum of money to acquire LucasFilm. Details from Benzinga:
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.
Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October...
So Darth Vader can’t come back since he died in Return of the Jedi, but get excited Star Wars fans because there will be an Episode 7 in 2015. Today Disney bought Lucasfilm which includes the iconic Star Wars for a cool $4.05 billion in stock and cash. George Lucas will serve as a The post NCB Pop: Disney Buys Lucasfilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015 appeared first on No Coast Bias.
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