Walt Disney Co. bought Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion Oct. 30.
The Disney Company then announced the first movie of a new “Star Wars” trilogy will be released sometime in 2015.
According to an article on Newsday, George Lucas, previously the sole owner of the company, will get half of the money in cash and the rest in stocks, allowing him to be a major investor in the films, Disney’s theme parks and the Disney Channel.
“It’s time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers,” Lucas said during a conference call in California. “Having a new home within the Disney organization, ‘Star Wars’ will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come.”
Some people are curious to find out if Disney will do “Star Wars” justice.
“‘Star Wars’ seems like a difficult movie to make,” said Frank Chandler, a freshman studying biochemistry. “It’s a more action-packed, violent and controversial film. If Disney would have made the third ‘Star Wars,’ they would have never put the part where Anakin kills little kids. I think they could do a good job, but I also think they could muff it a lot.”
Disney also owns Marvel Studios, and distributed “The Avengers” this year.
“I think they did a really good job on ‘The Avengers,’ especially their choice in the director,” said Trevor Hyer, a junior studying business. “If they put the same effort into ‘Star Wars,’ it should turn out better than the most recent three films.”