In October, Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd., home of the famed Star Wars franchise, for the price tag of $4 billion. Iconic Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas, chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm Ltd., said in a statement, “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."
Disney has expressed its desire to grow the Star Wars film series with the addition of three movies. This buyout and promised expansion has caused quite the excitement among fans about the direction the famous series will take.
Here’s some commentary from our very own GoComics cartoonists.
Heart of the City, by Mark Tatulli, has incorporated the merger into its storyline since Monday, Nov. 12 and has carried it through to today (11/12 - 11/19). Check it out!
I am a little apprehensive about the upcoming movies. In my mind, the Star Wars storyline has been resolved. How can Disney produce three more movies? Darth Vader is dead. Yoda is dead. The Emperor is dead. Luke is a Jedi knight. Princess Leia and Han Solo live happily ever after. What’s left?