VIDEO: George Lucas Discusses The New Era Of STAR WARS; "I Get To Be A Fan Now"

As you should know by now, Disney have bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion, and have announced that the first in a trilogy of new Star Wars films will be released in 2015. In the following videos, George Lucas, Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy map out the future of the franchise for us.

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By Josh Wilding - 10/30/2012
October 30th, 2012. A day which will forever be remembered as the beginning of a new era for Star Wars. You can read more details about Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm by clicking HERE. In a conference call earlier today, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger confirmed that there are plans to release new Star Wars movies every other year (the first is obviously set to be released in 2015), with a story treatment for episodes 7, 8 and 9 part of the deal. The rights to Indiana Jones were also included, but there's currently no plans to move ahead with that at the current time. Star Wars however looks set to also find a new home on Disney XD and in various video games, though not necessarily on consoles. Below, George Lucas, Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy talk more about the future of one of the most beloved franchises of all-time.






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blvdnoise - 10/30/2012, 2:44 PM
Disney aint' playing around..
theboywonder - 10/30/2012, 2:49 PM
Cant wait to see the budget on this thing.
JordanKing - 10/30/2012, 3:00 PM
2015 just got real.. Avengers 2, Justice League, Avatar 2 and now Star Wars. Did that just happen?
95 - 10/30/2012, 3:08 PM
Yes, Mr. Lucas. Kick back and enjoy the show. Us fans definitely are.

@PantherX And Ant-Man! =D
GLprime2814 - 10/30/2012, 3:13 PM
Holy freaking craps this is best news ever Lucas ruined SW witH the prequels. Imagine wheddon or Nolan directing the next Star Wars or even tHe great one Spielberg.

I always said that Disney would one they rule the world.
DrDoom - 10/30/2012, 3:14 PM
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA STAR WARS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Mulanzo - 10/30/2012, 3:15 PM
They are going to throw so much money into the sequels. This could be very intriguing. And they said 7 8 and 9 + other movies. I want to know the other movies. KOTOR please, thanks.
Mulanzo - 10/30/2012, 3:17 PM
Mark my words...Spielberg is going to get first dibs on 7.
Happy11 - 10/30/2012, 3:17 PM
There will be no vader
Greengo - 10/30/2012, 3:18 PM
Greengo - 10/30/2012, 3:18 PM
Luke is gonna turn to the Dark Side and battle Leia
Greengo - 10/30/2012, 3:19 PM
95 - 10/30/2012, 3:20 PM
George Lucas made a superheroic move for fans and future fans: Pass the mantle to the right people.
devil - 10/30/2012, 3:21 PM
does this mean we been seeing luces films doing some of marvel movies and could we see 4 to 6 marvel movies a year
Gunjin - 10/30/2012, 3:21 PM
If they go with the newer stories, I vote for David Lyons for the aged, grittier Luke.

http://www.nbc.com/the-cape/about/bios/images/david-lyons.gif
Greengo - 10/30/2012, 3:21 PM
Greengo - 10/30/2012, 3:23 PM
thx @IM53 : )
HeadPool420 - 10/30/2012, 3:24 PM
Thank you Mr Lucas for bringing Star Wars into my life and thank you for being a better man and letting the franchise go and grow. My hats off to you sir. Take a bow.
HeadPool420 - 10/30/2012, 3:26 PM
I wonder if we will see some stuff from the novels like the death of Chewie or stuff from Dark Horse Comics?
Gunjin - 10/30/2012, 3:26 PM
@SotoJuiceMan I sense nothing.
MatchesMalone1989 - 10/30/2012, 3:26 PM
Please Disney. Please do not make the Sith soft. Thats the only thing I fear. They might make what i feel in the star wars galaxy is the closest thing to Black Magic soft.
Thegeekygurl - 10/30/2012, 3:27 PM
@M3T4LL0 Dude youre just Trolling for the hell of it. Disliking something just for the hell of it. This is a great day for Star Wars fans and this was a brilliant move by Lucas.
bagadoosh - 10/30/2012, 3:29 PM
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jimpinto24 - 10/30/2012, 3:33 PM
There will be a new direction for the Star Wars franchise. Disney having the copyrights of Star Wars is a good thing. At least they have plans to make the Star Wars franchise revelant again. I hope we finally get a solid Star Wars movie.
jarel93 - 10/30/2012, 3:35 PM
So, did Lucas offer the company to Disney? He made it sound that way, at least.
scrappybuttons - 10/30/2012, 3:35 PM
Mark my words, within 10 years, Disney is going to send some people to WB and make them an offer they can't refuse for DC...
Thegeekygurl - 10/30/2012, 3:35 PM
Feel guilty to be happy about Star Wars 7 while we got people suffering because of 'Sandy'.
I know those people arent reading this thread but I'm thinking of them.
wolverinesfury - 10/30/2012, 3:39 PM
Lucas said he going to be a fan now. Boy, is he going to hate the prequels and the special editions!!
DarkArts - 10/30/2012, 3:40 PM
@jarel93 It is likely it was Lucas who initiated the deal. He probably wanted to at least know what would become of his greatest property after he passes and prevent other entities from getting their slimy hands on it.
It was the best move he couldve made.
FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey - 10/30/2012, 3:41 PM
Lol, Disney is borderline monopoly.
JVH - 10/30/2012, 3:41 PM
"I get to be a fan now"

That makes one of us...
superman7 - 10/30/2012, 3:47 PM
DarkArts - 10/30/2012, 3:47 PM
@FriendlyNeighborhoodSpidey They are the only studio on the upswing in terms of quality and hits. I watched John Carter last night and it was good so even their "bad film" was more enjoyable to me than most of WB, Paramount and Fox.
People really ganged up on John Carter but it was a fun movie.
The better Disney gets the harder the other studios have to try.
DarkArts - 10/30/2012, 3:53 PM
So Lucas now admits what we already knew, he DID have treatments for 7-9. lol!
bababoozer - 10/30/2012, 3:59 PM
I wanna see a Darth Maul movie.
BlueDemon - 10/30/2012, 4:02 PM
Bring it! Bring back the old actors before they die!!!
Munch - 10/30/2012, 4:22 PM
I think this is a good thing. As long as the Original trilogy is not rebooted or anything ridiculous i can live with this decisions and hats off to George Lucas for being able to sell a company and stories he built from the ground up. If it was not for hime there would not be any such thing as Star Wars. But I think if Disney can handle the Avengers then they will be a good home for the Star Wars franchise.
FrankieDedo - 10/30/2012, 4:31 PM
They also bought ILM!!! and Skywalker Sound!!! The Hulk series is gonna happen with the avengers quality and detail???
patriautism - 10/30/2012, 4:48 PM
I would like to know the fate of the clone wars series on cartoon network
RedNTheHood - 10/30/2012, 4:49 PM
Get ready for a Jerry bruckheimer Indiana Jones film. just kidding. I think that Disney owning Star wars will be good. look what they did with the MCU. Of course Joss Whedon might end up with the directing position
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