Well, it looks as though we may be getting a new Star Wars film much sooner than anyone had ever expected. In probably the most noteworthy news of the day, Lucasfilm has been purchased by Disney! Not only that, but they are already prepping a new Star Wars movie for a 2015 release.
EW.com posted a quote from George Lucas himself in lieu of the announcement:
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said Star Wars creator and Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas in a statement. “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 have plenty of thoughts on this, but being that it this news is so fresh, I might need some time to take it all in.
Stay tuned to the SFC for more regarding the topic, including a more in depth article and response from our very own Disney expert/enthusiast, Daniel Butcher!