Disney is Buying Lucasfilm!
First it was the Muppets, then Marvel comics, now Star Wars and Indiana Jones! Zowie! Disney seems to be buying up everything! But, the big news for me is that there will be a follow-on series of three more Star Wars movies with Luke, Leia and Han! Cool beans! Can haz more Star Wars? Apparently so! Rock on!
The deal is rumored to be a 4 plus billion (with a “b”) dollar deal. So, expect to see George Lucas in a solid gold humvee soon (with apologies to “Weird Al Yankovik!”) Disney CEO Robert Iger was quoted as saying: “This is one of the great entertainment properties of all time, one of the best branded and one of the most valuable, and it’s just fantastic for us to have the opportunity to both buy it, run it and grow it. We really like Star Wars’ potential on TV as well and we think (cable-satellite channel) Disney XD will be a great home for that.”
So, Disney XD Star Wars TV? I am up for that as well. Just do it right, Disney!