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Disney said on Thursday that it will acquire the entirety of George Lucas' privately-owned Lucasfilm Ltd. -- including its video game publishing imprint, LucasArts -- for $4.05 billion in cash and stocks.

The deal includes everything Lucasfilm owns, including its technologies, its properties, and its IPs, including Star Wars, which will receive a 7th film installment in 2015.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/180507/Breaking_Disney_buys_LucasArts.php#.UJA7M2_A9ME

Also on CNN: http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/30/technology/disney-buys-lucasfilm/
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The deal will make Lucasfilm owner George Lucas a significant shareholder in Disney, which will pay for the film company with $2 billion cash and around 40 million shares of its stock.

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Edited by Stealth Pyros - 10/30/12 at 1:46pm
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Oh my. Hate Disney still, though.
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.... still October... so, this is no April Fools. Are you trolling us Disney? Ep 7 is supposed to release in 2015 too frown.gif
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I came here to post just this....

I didn't see this coming, at all....

EDIT:

Yea, so I don't know if this is good or bad, Disney knows how to make a movie and do the Theme parks. But lately it seems they have been satisfied with B rate films and crap.....
    
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Didn't know they were making Ep 7
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Wasnt there originally suppose to be 12 films... I remember reading that somewhere. I wonder if this will be one-off.. or another trilogy.
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Didn't know they were making Ep 7

I think this is the first announcement about it.

Also, obligatory NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
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Quite frankly, I trust Disney quite a lot when it comes to big series like star wars.

Maybe something good will come out of this.
 
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This was inevitable.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Goodbuy Star Wars, become tainted like everything else disney touches.
 
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now i want "Star Tron Wars"
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