‘Star Wars’ fans around the world are still trying to comprehend what happened earlier today. . .

Disney has announced it plans to purchase Lucasfilm LTD from George Lucas, with plans to release Star Wars: Episode 7 sometime in 2015. As of yet, there aren’t any release dates for Episodes 8 and 9, but they are coming as well. The Walt Disney Company has even more planned outside of the trilogy.

Regarding the major news, Lucas made a statement earlier today, saying; “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.”

It will definitely be interesting to see in what direction The Walt Disney Company decides to take the franchise, but ‘STAR WARS’ fans shouldn’t fret too much, as Lucas will stay on as a creative consultant for the films.

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