Disney to Buy Lucasfilm…and Make More Star Wars Movies

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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.




Warren Olney