Disney Buys Lucasfilm and Announces a New Star Wars Trilogy
Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:42 pm
The Force is going to be a whole new generation. Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion and has announced that it will produce a new Star Wars trilogy, with the first one coming out in 2015. As all true fans know, George Lucas intended a nine-film series, so this may mean that his original outlines for chapters 7, 8, and 9 (or VII, VIII, and IX) are about to go into production. There were a lot of jokes today about mixing in the Star Wars characters with the Muppets, Marvel, and Mickey Mouse. But I am betting that Disney understands the value of the franchise well enough to make the next “Star Wars” more like the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” and less like “Tron: Legacy.” Or Jar-Jar Binks.