Star Wars Episode 7 Planned For 2015: Disney Aquires Lucasfilm

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There is huge news out of the production world today as Walt Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. The deal brings the Star Wars franchise into the same family that also includes Marvel and Pixar, further widening Disney's grasp on the entertainment industry.

But it also means something else monumental: Now Disney can make new Star Wars movies. And, of course, they're going to.

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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, now acting under the Disney umbrella, will produce Star Wars Episode VII, with George Lucas serving as a creative consultant. The film is being planned for a 2015 release, with further continuation of the franchise planned for the future.

There is no word on what the next installments of the Star Wars franchise will look like regarding cast, plot, characters, or timeline. How do you take this news? Is Star Wars in good hands over at Disney? Does what they've done with the Marvel Universe give you some hope for a new series of Star Wars films? Or should they just leave well enough alone?

Give us your thoughts in the comments section below! And be sure to check out a series of videos of Lucas discussing the Disney deal.

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gnition, dignity and respect would be appropriate, wouldn't you say? And everyone should know by now the impact Disney has had on the movie industry. With animation to CG to live action films Disney is on the forefront of groundbreaking visual technology or PhotoRealistic RenderMan, also thanks in part to Lucasfilms' previous company Pixar. Now that George Lucas has completed his visioning of Star Wars, the way he wanted, why not have another well known company come in and run with it, could be very interesting. And I trust Disney, look what the company has and is doing with Marvel, pretty amazing stuff. So don't be so hard to critique on something that hasn't even happened yet, seems a little premature.

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gnition, dignity and respect would be appropriate, wouldn't you say? And everyone should know by now the impact Disney has had on the movie industry. With animation to CG to live action films Disney is on the forefront of groundbreaking visual technology or PhotoRealistic RenderMan, also thanks in part to Lucasfilms' previous company Pixar. Now that George Lucas has completed his visioning of Star Wars, the way he wanted, why not have another well known company come in and run with it, could be very interesting. And I trust Disney, look what the company has and is doing with Marvel, pretty amazing stuff. So don't be so hard to critique on something that hasn't even happened yet, seems a little premature.

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This is a very smart move between Lucasfilm and Disney. As we all should know by now George Lucas single-handedly reinvented Hollywood and the way movies were to be made/ perceived. In the 70's Hollywood was on a severe down slope with disaster movies such as The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake, etc. At the same time this country was dealing with the REAL realities of the Vietnam War. Hollywood production companies were on the forefront of a virtual shutdown due to lack of audience, should I say, participation. So here comes George Lucas with his little space opera to the rescue without he or all others involved knowing the full blown impact this was going to have on Hollywood much less the general public. Just about every Hollywood director out there would credit George with this bold move, excellent timing on his part. Without Star Wars there would be no Alien, no Blade Runner, no Minority Report, no I, Robot, etc. and etc. So owing him even the least bit of recognition, dignity and respect would be appropriate, wouldn't you say? And everyone should know by now the impact Disney has had on the movie industry. With animation to CG to live action films Disney is on the forefront of groundbreaking visual technology or PhotoRealistic RenderMan, also thanks in part to Lucasfilms' previous company Pixar. Now that George Lucas has completed his visioning of Star Wars, the way he wanted, why not have another well known company come in and run with it, could be very interesting. And I trust Disney, look what the company has and is doing with Marvel, pretty amazing stuff. So don't be so hard to critique on something that hasn't even happened yet, seems a little premature.

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This is a very smart move between Lucasfilm and Disney. As we all should know by now George Lucas single-handedly reinvented Hollywood and the way movies were to be made/ perceived. In the 70's Hollywood was on a severe down slope with disaster movies such as The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake, etc. At the same time this country was dealing with the REAL realities of the Vietnam War. Hollywood production companies were on the forefront of a virtual shutdown due to lack of audience, should I say, participation. So here comes George Lucas with his little space opera to the rescue without he or all others involved knowing the full blown impact this was going to have on Hollywood much less the general public. Just about every Hollywood director out there would credit George with this bold move, excellent timing on his part. Without Star Wars there would be no Alien, no Blade Runner, no Minority Report, no I, Robot, etc. and etc. So owing him even the least bit of recognition, dignity and respect would be appropriate, wouldn't you say? And everyone should know by now the impact Disney has had on the movie industry. With animation to CG to live action films Disney is on the forefront of groundbreaking visual technology or PhotoRealistic RenderMan, also thanks in part to Lucasfilms' previous company Pixar. Now that George Lucas has completed his visioning of Star Wars, the way he wanted, why not have another well known company come in and run with it, could be very interesting. And I trust Disney, look what the company has and is doing with Marvel, pretty amazing stuff. So don't be so hard to critique on something that hasn't even happened yet, seems a little premature.

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The thing is that when Disney acquired Marvel..it let them continue to do their own thing without interfering creatively.....the question is if George Lucas is only an advisor- who is going to helm further movies???

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The thing is that when Disney acquired Marvel..it let them continue to do their own thing without interfering creatively.....the question is if George Lucas is only an advisor- who is going to helm further movies???

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Freaking awesome. The problem was never that Star Wars didn't have any new stories, it was that George delivered movies 1, 2, 3 instead of 7, 8, 9 and with good writing to boot. This is fantastic news. If Pixar brain trust can help Lucas film and if they can nail talent like Joss Whedon to write/direct......this is a win win.

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Freaking awesome. The problem was never that Star Wars didn't have any new stories, it was that George delivered movies 1, 2, 3 instead of 7, 8, 9 and with good writing to boot. This is fantastic news. If Pixar brain trust can help Lucas film and if they can nail talent like Joss Whedon to write/direct......this is a win win.

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It's a nice thought but I don't think it's a good idea. Especially with the movies they develop now it would only ruin the reputation of it especially since it's an amazing series as is. If they do it's predictable what it would be about and honestly the cast won't be able to do it and that alone is just a mistake! Leave well enough alone, no more add ons, don't make any about the recent video games just don't for the name sake of Star Wars. George you know its a mistake!

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BOO!!!!!