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Disney Acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; New “Star Wars” Movie Coming in 2015

by on October 30, 2012

The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in a cash and stock deal, acquiring the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, along with the Industrial Light & Magic effects house, LucasArts video game studio, and Skywalker Sound. Also announced in the deal is a new Star Wars movie coming in 2015, which is described as “Star Wars 7,” with the prospect of more films to grow the franchise to come in the future.

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