Star Wars: Episode 7 in 2015

Robert Iger and George LucasGeorge Lucas wants to see more Star Wars film but he also wants to retire. The solution? Sell Lucasfilm Ltd to Disney and let them move forward on more Star Wars projects. Lucas explains why he made the deal with Disney and what it means for the Star Wars franchise in this video of the announcement:

In the press release announcing the deal with Disney, Lucas said:

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. 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. 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. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”