“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see ‘Star Wars’ passed from one generation to the next,” Lucas said in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that ‘Star Wars’ could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.”
George will stay on as a creative consultant with Episode 7 and possibly for more films in the future. Who do you think should direct the next “Stars Wars” movie? Tell us below!
Disney made a similar surprise $4-billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and also picked up Pixar for $7.4 billion in 2006.
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