Good evening Interwebs,
Disney bought Lucasfilm today for $4.05 billion. (that would be nine zeros) With that, the official press release states that Episode 7 will have a target release of 2015. Are we going to get an animated Mickey Skywalker short?
Or will this be an epic movie along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean? I just can’t see a Jedi trying to figure out why the rum’s all gone. With this acquisition, Disney is truly setting itself up as the ultimate media juggernaut.
With the extensive Star Wars Universe that was continued through books, the possibilities for the series are almost endless. The extension of the Saga will not be limited to one film though. Disney is, as usual, going to bleed it dry. According to Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chairman and soon to be President of Lucasfilm, “Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.” George Lucas will remain with the company as a creative consultant.
We shall see how Disney does with such a beloved series. I, for one, hope that they do it the justice that George took away. Please Disney, we do not need any more Jar Jars.