Disney to Release New Star Wars Movie in 2015

Disney just bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion. Says George Lucas, about 12 years too late, “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

I wish I could be optimistic about Episode 7, but, as the song says, I won’t get fooled again. If there’s an entity more corporatized and bereft of originality than Lucas, it’s Disney.

3 Responses to “Disney to Release New <em>Star Wars</em> Movie in 2015”


  1. 1 Anon October 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    After they’ve completely obliterated the franchise with three movies, there will be a direct to video release of “Star Wars 9.5: A R2D2 Family Christmas”.

  2. 2 2W2N October 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    If Disney gets someone like Joss Whedon (The Avengers) to do the next one, I will be hopeful.

    But more likely it will resemble John Carter of Mars, one of the lousiest sci-fi flicks I’ve ever seen.


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