It has been reported that, following the $4 billion buyout by Disney, a new Star Wars movie is set to be made. It is believed that Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in 2015 and George Lucas has claimed that the Star Wars franchise can grow under the Disney banner.
Lucas explained, “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. 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.”
He added, “I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
The news that there are plans for Lucasfilm and Disney to make a new Star Wars movie will no doubt disappoint fans, who believe that George Lucas has ruined the greatest ever movie franchise, by revisiting it too many times. Star Wars Episode 7 is set to be released in 2015 but for now, check out the clip below of George Lucas discussing the future of Star Wars.