Wow, just wow. Disney bought the remaining part of my childhood fantasies today when they announced that they have bought Lucasfilm for just over four billion dollars. That means they own the original Disney characters, Pixar, Marvel, and now Star Wars producers Lucasfilm. In case you think this is an April Fools joke, here’s the official video from Disney and George Lucas announcing the deal.
They have been fairly good to the Marvel brand, so we can hold out hope that Star Wars won’t end up being just walk on characters in their next direct-to-DVD animated movie. But they have announced Star Wars Episode 7-9 are coming to theaters starting in 2015. That is sure to trigger the nerd rage.
But if we see “Where’s My Jedi?” from Disney Mobile, then all hope is gone.