When I heard that Disney bought Lucasfilm and that there will be another film trilogy, I thought it was a joke. I was wrong.
I've read many comments from people who are afraid that Disney will ruin the films, but I'm excited about the acquisition. The Disney people are masters at making stories. And remember, Disney bought Marvel, so they not only have the Lucasfilm team but Marvel employees as well (who made "The Avengers," Iron Man, Spiderman, etc.). If these great people can't make Star Wars films better, then no one can.
I expect the dialogue to be much better than the prequels and a better storyline. Star Wars creator George Lucas will still play a creative role in making the films, but remember, he wasn't the director of Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and those films still turned out great.
The acquisition deal was for $4.05 billion, which was less than the $7.4 billion paid for Pixar and about the same paid for Marvel. The only issue I see is that Disney is becoming an empire! Maybe I should stash my limited-edition, still-in-the-box "Goofy as Darth Vader" figure in a safe place for a while (yes, I have one). I certainly don't want it stolen.
Here's a summary of the news:
Here's Lucas talking about the future of Star Wars:
And in celebration, here's something to dance to: