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Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Every 2-3 Years

Well, I picked a terrible week to move. Disney made major news today in announcing the purchase of LucasArts and, more shocking, that Star Wars will have new features released every two to three years. Newly hired Kathleen Kennedy will act as executive producer on Episode VII and George Lucas will be creative consultant. George Lucas released a statement shortly thereafter today:

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

May I suggest Joss Whedon for overlord of all Disney geek-related properties (Marvel, Star Wars)?

(Courtesy: /Film)

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