George Lucas, the great Star Wars director (and hypocrite who railed against directors screwing up their classic movies in a 1988 letter to Congress), has finally stated that he’s not going to make any more Star Wars movies or make any more changes. Thank God, Thank Darth, Thank Luke, Thank freakin’ everyone.
George Lucas just sold Lucasfilm to Disney. Not only that, but Disney is now working on a new Star Wars trilogy (episodes 7-9) that will be released in 2015. They'll be using George Lucas as a creative consultant, and they will be using a storyline that Lucas has already worked on. Lucas's current co-chair will be going to Disney and will still be in charge of this stuff.
A long time ago, on the 6th of January 2011, on a web site far, far away, the minions of George Lucas announced that both Star Wars Trilogies would be available on Blu-ray Disc, with today’s news being the announcement, at last, of local Australian pricing.
Did you know that George Lucas will pimp out the Star Wars franchise to anyone with $10 and a Twinkie? It’s true. In related news, the Angry Birds Star Wars mashup launches on November 8th on iOS, Android and with a series of board games, toys, and of course costumes.
The worlds of Hollywood, tech, and gaming are getting cozier than ever.
The latest evidence of this came this afternoon, with the announcement that entertainment juggernaut Walt Disney Company will buy Lucasfilm, the film production company best known for making the Star Wars series, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.05 billion.
This is a major payday for George Lucas, the screenwriter, director,