The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries, including its LucasArts video gaming division, in a deal that’s valued at $4.05 billion.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” George Lucas said in the announcement. “It’s now time for me to passStar 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.”
They have also announced a new Star Wars trilogy with Star Wars 7 to be released in 2015. Here comes the nerd rage!