A seventh Star Wars film could be released after Disney purchased Lucasfilm in a surprise deal worth $4bn.
The Mouse House revealed its stunning acquiring of the production house behind the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series in a press release on Tuesday, and revealed new Star Wars feature films were planned, including Episode 7 for a 2015 release.
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Lucasfilm co-chairman Kathleen Kennedy will become president of the company, reporting to Disney's Alan Horn and executive producing new entries in the Star Wars saga.
"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next," said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm and creator of Star Wars.
"It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.
"I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organisation, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come."
He added: "Disney's reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products."
No further details have been released about Disney plans for Lucasfilm productions, but a planned seventh Star Wars film is likely to be the first of a new trilogy.
Will the Force be strong in this one? Time will tell...
You can read the full Disney press release here