Disney buys Lucas Films and Star Wars!

Are you serious? Why yes I am. Not only is Lucas selling Lucasfilm Ltd AND Star Wars to Disney, but the article also specifically mentions a new Star Wars movie to be released in 2015.

Here are a few quotes:
“STAR WARS: EPISODE 7 feature film targeted for release in 2015.”

“$4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing.”

“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.”

” In 2015, we’re planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the first feature film under the “Disney-Lucasfilm” brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years. We’re very happy that George Lucas will be creative consultant on our new Star Wars films and that Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chair of Lucasfilm, will executive produce. George handpicked Kathy earlier this year to lead Lucasfilm into the future. She’ll join Disney as President of Lucasfilm, reporting into Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and integrating and building the Star Wars franchise across our company.”

Dear George,

What were you thinking?

Signed,
Everyone

source: http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/disney-news/press-releases/2012/10/disney-acquire-lucasfilm-ltd