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HOLY LIGHTSABERS. Disney is buying Lucasfilm for 4 billion, targeting a Star Wars VII release date for 2015. This is real.

In “this is absolutely real” news, Disney today announced they were buying Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion dollars, and already have a Lucasfilm project in the hopper— Star Wars VII, which will be followed by Star Wars VIII and then a two part nine. As long as Lucas stays the hell out of it, it might be pretty decent.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm’s prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the acquisition is a great fit and will help preserve and grow the “Star Wars” franchise.

“The last ‘Star Wars’ movie release was 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith’ — and we believe there’s substantial pent-up demand,” Iger said.

Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chairman of Lucasfilm, will become the division’s president and report to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Lucas will be creative consultant on new “Star Wars” films.

Lucas said in a statement, “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

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    Please someone make this stop.
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    need to do is remake...damn prequels before they start making 7, 8,
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    oh god no. please.
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    Ugh this can’t get worse can it?
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    A Disney-fied films 7-9, holy unwant batman! The prequels have done enough damage to the continuity. I know I just sound...
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    "As long as…" Yup.
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    severely good news. I mean if we’re honest, we’ve all wanted George to loosen his grip on the franchise, lest it slip...
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