George Lucas Sells Company to Disney Talks of New Star Wars Trilogy

George Lucas sells Lucas Entertainment to Walt Disney and new trilogy set.

Were you one of the first in attendance when Star Wars hit theaters?  Did you dress up as R2D2 or C3PO for Halloween?  Or how about Darth Vadar?  That had to be the #1 costume for Halloween until the trilogy ended in 1983 with Return of the Jedi.

If you have the nostalgic attachment to the entire series, then you probably know by now that the creator of the Star Wars trilogy and prequels, George Lucas, put a “For Sale” sign in front of his production company, Lucas Entertainment, according to Yahoo! Movies.

People might find it strange that he would put his empire up for sale, but he’s made more money than he could ever spend and he is thinking about retirement. Disney swooped in and snatched up the bargain basement price of $4 billion for his company and now there’s talk of yet another trilogy.

Lucas’ biographer Dale Pollock interviewed Lucas at least 80 times and said he saw the 12 stories that Lucas began with:

“It was originally a 12-part saga,” Pollock said. “The three most exciting stories were 7, 8, and 9. They had propulsive action, really interesting new worlds, new characters. I remember thinking, ‘I want to see these three movies.'”

Are you ready for the madness to be restarted or have you had enough…like Lucas?

Read more here. You can watch Bob Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, shake on the deal with Lucas and discuss the company’s future.

-J.C. Brooks

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