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.”