Oh my Lucas! Star Wars sold to Disney! Episode VII in 2015!

This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of George Lucas owning Star Wars and marks a new beginning (without a reboot) for the franchise.

I don’t know what to think or feel. Considering Disney has done so well after acquiring Pixar and Marvel, I’m hopeful . . . but Episodes I – III taught me not to go overboard with that New Hope.

Episode VII comes out in 2015? That’s just three years from now! What is the story? Will they stick to the continuity established in the Star Wars novels or not? When is it set? –I’m assuming it is still “A long, long time ago,” but how long after the events of Return of the Jedi? Will we see Luke, Leia, and Han? Will they be recast? Who will write it?

How much influence does Lucas still have? — With respect to the man who created this wonderful universe, I’d love to get some new voices in the drawing room. Disney has a wonderful set of writers on staff.

Who will direct? — Joss Whedon is an obvious choice but he’s doing Avengers 2 in 2015. Christopher Nolan is too dark. Spielberg has gravitas with the older fans, but does he with kids? Who else?

I can’t take it! I won’t sleep for a week!

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