The big news this past Tuesday regarding one of the most popular movies ever made shocked many die hard Star Wars fans. Disney purchases Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and announces a seventh movie will be made and a new trilogy will be forthcoming.
George Lucas stated the following: “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.”
George Lucas explains his reason to sell to Disney in the clip below.
Disney will ensure the Star Wars legacy remains intact and the new trilogy will be just as exciting as the six movies that came before it. A new generation of fans will be able to enjoy what Disney has to offer. For now, we have six of the most beloved movies to ever hit the silver screen to enjoy. This weekend, with all the buzz about Star Wars, it’s a good time to sit back and enjoy some of these great films.