On this day in 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm for $2.2 billion in cash and $1.855 billion in stock. The deal was based on an agreement signed by George Lucas (on behalf of Lucasfilm) and Bob Iger (on behalf of Disney) at the end of October 2012.
Six years on and we’ve already had four feature films (The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi and Solo), two animated TV series (Rebels and Resistance), numerous comics and books (far too many to list), new VR content and so much more.
The future looks bright with confirmed projects for 2019 including Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Walt Disney Word, Episode IX, lots of content coming to Disney+ including The Mandalorian, the return of The Clone Wars and the unnamed Cassian Andor series.
We’re glad that the studio has decided to slow down on cinematic releases, and with the current roster of content coming in 2019 alone, there’s plenty of content to take in and absorb. The future looks bright for Star Wars fans and we’re glad the franchise got a new lease of life with the Disney purchase. MTFBWY…. always!