“Star Wars” creator George Lucas said back in March that the franchise would never produce another movie, but apparently he cannot see into the future. It was announced recently that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm — which owns the rights to “Star Wars”. In fact, they’re making a new movie slated for 2015! TMZ reports:
If George Lucas wasn’t rich before, he sure as hell is now — because Disney just bought his movie company Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 BILLION … and has already announced a NEW STAR WARS MOVIE!!!
Lucas said in a statement, “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.” According to Disney, “Star Wars: Episode 7” is slated for release in 2015.
Lucas will be a “creative consultant” on all new “Star Wars” films.
It’s pretty crazy … considering Lucas said he would never make another “Star Wars” movie — telling the New York Times, “Why would I make any more, when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?”
Are you among the super excited for the next episode of “Star Wars”? We cannot wait! In the meantime, tell us who your favorite “Star Wars” character is!