Twentieth Century Fox got a big surprise yesterday when Walt Disney bought Lucasfilm, including the Star Wars franchise. Fox, which has released all the Star Wars films since 1977, wasn’t even offered a chance to bid. Lucasfilm is more than just Star Wars, and Walt Disney is generations beyond Mickey Mouse. Would the $4 billion price tag have been worth it for any other company? What's in store for Hollywood and American culture? Ben Fritz covers the film business for the Los Angeles Times.