STAR WARS IS BACK
Is it… Could it be…Dare we say ? Star Wars is back ?!!! Reports are in and the Devil (George Lucas) has signed his legacy onto, the devil ? Disney !
“The Force is strong with this one”. Announced Tuesday Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Disney also revealed that plans for a seventh “Star Wars” film, “Star Wars: Episode VII,” are in motion with eyes on theatrical release in 2015.
It was reported that Disney executives said they wanted to release an “Episode VII” and “Episode VIII” as well. The films would ideally reach theaters every two or three years.
“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,” Lucas, who directed four of the six “Star Wars” films, said in a statement. “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.”
So we wait. Wait for details. Wait for releases. Wait in line. LIke a bunch of suckers. But it is Glorious news and we happily await to view more pieces of crap on the big screen. As long as there are light sabres, force choke outs and robes. We are there.