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Disney buys LucasFilm

3:30 PM on 10.30.2012

Maxwell Roahrig

Robocopologist

Star Wars Episode VII coming 2015

Huge news today, as Disney has bought LucasFilm for $4 billion in cash and stocks. This acquisition includes all LucasFilm brands, including ILM, LucasArts, and Skywalker Sound.

Also in the press release, Star Wars: Episode VII gets name dropped for a 2015 release.

I'll be updating this story as the day goes on, but as of right now, I'm still trying to take in the shock that we're getting another actual Star Wars movie within the next three years.

(Update 1) In a conference call, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Episodes VIII and IX will be coming soon after VII to make a third trilogy. The plan after that is to release a new Star Wars film every two or three years.

(Update 2) Remember that long dormant Star Wars TV show that's been planned since forever ago? Disney just dropped the news that they plan Star Wars content for television, as well as videogames.

[via The Walt Disney Company]

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