Star Wars 7 due for release
In news that came out of nowhere, details have been revealed about the release of Star Wars Episode 7.
That's right - I said number 7...
Overnight, it was revealed the Walt Disney company has bought LucasFilm for a whopping $4.05 billion - and that Star Wars Episode VII will be released sometime in 2015.
Episode Seven will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond Return of the Jedi. Episodes eight and nine will follow the new film, followed by one new movie every two or three years after that.
Here's what George Lucas has to say in a statement:
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation tot he next," George Lucas said 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'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."