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Disney Aquires George Lucas' Lucasfilms for $4 Billion!

Disney Aquires George Lucas' Lucasfilms for $4 Billion!

The Walt Disney Company has made a deal to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

The 68-year-old Star Wars director had announced recently that he’d step down from day-to-day operation of the company.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” George shared. “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’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.”

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19 Comments

# 2

I can’t imagine the place that built Star Wars in the hands of anyone other than George Lucas. Is there anything Disney does not own?? Hopefully they won’t suck the heart and soul out of such a legendary and history making company.

# 3

worst director, worst producer, worst screenwriter, and worst movie franchise ever!

# 4
ASIANS CAN ACTUALLY READ MINDS @ 10/30/2012 at 7:28 pm

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# 5

This is horrible. They are going to produce more movies, and without Lucas writing or producing / directing.

# 6
Haters Suck! @ 10/30/2012 at 8:35 pm

Don’t go geroege you’re still the man. Although you just don’t run from $4 billion. Greatest franchise ever.

# 7

@tre:

Says the Twilight fan! ROTFLMFAO!

# 8

I hope Mark Hamill returns as Luke Skywalker in Episode VII, that’s all I care about!

LawStudent @ 10/30/2012 at 9:16 pm

Sell outs.

This is great news. Get it of Lucas’s hands. I live once again.

Looks like he just wanted the money! It’s always about the money…

heartbroken @ 10/30/2012 at 10:43 pm

No…just no. This is SICKENING, this is like watching the execution of a beloved member of my family. Why? why did he do this? Why? Why could he have just hired a director and writer to do the movie – why the hell would he sell his baby away? What kind of a father is he? Disney is VILE and has ruined the lives of so many kids it’s exploited over the decades – and Lucas gave Star Wars up to them…

I want to die now… there really is nothing good in this world anymore. Just money here money there money money money – I can’t bare it anymore. I’m done.

Star Wars 4, 5 & 6 were all classic

Star Wars 1, 2 & 3 were all LAUGHABLE CRAP!

LooseLipz @ 10/31/2012 at 1:08 am

@heartbroken:

Please cheer up…we have a world in crisis and thousands of East Coasters displaced from their homes wrecked by The hurricane…
This **** really means very little at the moment,.

Maybe there will be some Monkey Island movies on the way, I will love thaaaat!

I just hope Disney won’t ruin it with their magical explosions and planets.

I’m so ticked. All the awesome charcters will be turned into ducks or mice. you don’t sell STAR WARS!!!!!!!! It’s all the money. He probably makes 4 billion in toys a year anyways. It is just wrong. Everything! Even Indiana Jones. >=(

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