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Lucas sells Star Wars franchise to Disney; 'Mouse Eisley' theme park is next




So George Lucas has cashed in his Star Wars fortune and turned the keys to the Millennium Falcon over to Disney? Well, that explains. As I was driving right past the Magic Kingdom on Interstate 4 today, I swear I could hear a million voices cry out only to be suddenly silenced. Or maybe that was just Disney Hollywood Studio's Tower of Terror.

According to the AP, the Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion and will begin work immediately on a seventh movie -- Episode 7 -- that will carry on the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow with an additional Star Wars movie every two of three years.

So just like the James Bond 007 franchise. Only with more Ewoks.

It's just my own speculation at this point, but I'd be shocked if Disney didn't create a Star Wars-themed amusement park as well, just like Universal Studios Orlando did with Harry Potter. Anyone need a Fast Pass for "Mouse Eisley?"

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:58pm]


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