Disney Acquires Lucasfilm For $4 Billion, Announcing New Star Wars Film For 2015

Posted Oct 30, 2012

Disney has acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion.  As part of the acquisition announcement, Disney and Lucasfilm said that a new Star Wars movie is coming in 2015.  The movie currently has the working title of Star Wars: Episode 7.  This means that this will be a follow-up to Return Of The Jedi.

“Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future,” said Disney in a release.  The new films will not be produced by George Lucas.

Disney’s Kathleen Kennedy will be the executive producer of all new Star Wars films and Mr. Lucas will serve as a “creative consultant.”