Disney just purchased Lucasfilm for 4 billion dollars. Holy freak crap! I cannot even begin to explain how unbelievably excited I am!!
I admit I'm a little sad to see Lucasfilm as a subsidiary but on the plus side there is so much potential. Star Wars as a franchise has, at its heart, the possibility for the greatest storytelling. The problem with the Prequel Trilogy in my opinion was the direction and thought processes - not the story or the world that it inhabited. I've never hated the prequels but at the same time I don't love them.
Some tiny, tiny, small part of me is worried but the emotions that are currently making my hands shake a little bit is hope and joy. The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie of all time. There will now be more movies in that same franchise! Don't let the general negativity of the internet bring you down. Within the DNA of the Star Wars franchise lies the potential for another Empire Strikes Back. That is worth celebrating!!!
It has also been released that Star Wars: Episode VII is planned for 2015. We're getting a new Star Wars movie boys and girls and that kind of makes my week!!
Dinsey acquired Marvel and we got The Avengers. Imagine an Avengers treatment for Star Wars!!
As soon as I calm down a bit I'll put together a more thorough article but I had to get my excitement out somewhere!!