The Thousand Year Disney Star Wars Empire

1. MTV – George Lucas Says Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Could Last 100 Years. I think this is underestimating it and it will be the thousand year entertainment empire.

Kathy Kennedy revealed that meetings have already begun with prospective writers for the new movies. “I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life,” Lucas said. “So more fans and people can enjoy them in the future. It’s a very big universe I’ve created and there’s a lot of stories sitting in there.”

In a separate video announcing the deal, Disney CEO Bob Iger had nothing but praise for Lucas’ vision for the “Star Wars” universe, which he noted now includes 17,000 characters inhabiting several thousand planets spanning 20,000 years. “George Lucas is a true visionary and an innovative, epic storyteller who has defined modern filmmaking with unforgettable characters and amazing stories,” said Iger.

The pact will also spin off new TV shows, games and theme park attractions and Iger said the company fully understands the responsibility that comes with stewardship of such iconic, beloved characters. In the same video, Lucas said he’s been a fan of Disney all his life and that the deal will allow him to move into more philanthropic efforts as well as work on more experimental films that don’t fit into the Lucasfilm universe.

2. John Scalzi on Disney buying Star Wars.

Iron Man 4 just announced; will chronicle Tony Stark’s final transformation into Darth Vader.

3. The word is that the 7th movie will be an original story and will not be based on any book, comic or other property.

Another Disney princess- Princess Leia.

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