First Marvel now Lucasfilm, Disney is slowly taking over the world:
Disney has just confirmed that it has agreed to acquire George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd, and that includes rights to the Star Wars franchise. The companies have also targeted a 2015 release for Star Wars: Episode 7. The stock and cash transaction is worth an estimated $4.05 billion. MORE TO COME
UPDATE: Full press release at CartoonBrew.
PPS: I’m actually starting to see the potential and feel the opportunity for artists to work on this thing (aka I could work on a Star Wars film, something I never even considered was possible).