Star Wars 7 Movie Confirmed By Disney
The Walt Disney Company acquired the George Lucas founded firm after agreeing on a multi-billion dollar deal with them, from a combination of cash and stock shares.
Now Disney have revealed that they are set to add to the popular Star Wars film franchise, as they prepare to release Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015.
Bob Iger, Walt Disney chairman and CEO, explained in a shareholder’s conference that the studio also have plans to work on Episode 8 and 9 movies, stating: “Our long-term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years.”
Meanwhile it has also been announced that Kathleen Kennedy, the current co-chair on Lucasfilm, will soon become the president of Lucasfilm when proceedings of the new deal are finalized.
It was earlier this year that former Star Wars director George Lucas retired from filmmaking, confirming that he would no loner be involved in the making of any future Star Wars feature films.
Whilst discussing the future of the franchise without him, Lucas stated: “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.”
Lucas went on to add that he feels confident that Disney will do a good job of taking over from his work: “I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I though it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. 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.
A Star Wars TV series is also said to be in the works, which is likely to focus on the gangs and criminals of the bizarre sci-fi world.
Article By Victoria Beckett