Now, Disney buying Lucasfilm LTD. doesn't necessarily mean that the movies are going to be perfect, but it does mean that the director and the producers will have enough backing to make the films they want to make; and that means the world when it comes to making a film like the previous Star Wars films. They've already announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming out on 2015 so as you can imagine, the internet has broken in half over this news in both positive and negative ways, but if The Pixar Animation Studios, the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Marvel Studio's films are any indication, we can expect quality movie making, great storytelling and almost unlimited resource; making the chances of these new Star Wars films becoming a success very high.
The seventh movie, with a working title of "Episode 7," is set for release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow. The trilogy will continue the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond "Return of the Jedi," the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new "Star Wars" movie every two or three years. Lucas will serve as creative consultant in the new movies.
Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the division's president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. She will serve as executive producer for the new movies. Directors for the new movies have not yet been announced. "I always said I wasn't going to do any more and that's true, because I'm not going to do any more, but that doesn't mean I'm unwilling to turn it over to Kathy to do more," Lucas said.
He said he has given Kennedy his story lines and other ideas, "and I have complete confidence that she's going to take them and make great movies." Kennedy added that she and Lucas had discussed ideas with a couple of writers about the future movies and said Lucas would continue to have a key advisory role. "My Yoda has to be there," she said. The deal brings Lucasfilm under the Disney banner with other brands including Pixar, Marvel, ESPN and ABC, all companies that Disney has acquired over the years.
In the YouTube video, Lucas said the decision to continue with the saga wasn't inconsistent with past statements.
"May the Force be with you"
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