Video: George Lucas Discusses the Star Wars/Disney Merger
by Luke Y. Thompson on October 30, 2012
Straight from the man George Lucas himself, we have some tantalizing new hints of what the Disney-Lucasfilm deal will bring. In short: Lucas will not be directing the next three movies, but he will hand over the older treatments he has for them. He also hints that there’s enough material in the Expanded Universe to fill several movies, but we’ll have to see how the sequels affect that continuity.
In the video below, even more details are revealed: Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound are included in the deal. Lucas also once again mentions the experimental films he wants to make. In a conference call, Iger also mentioned Disney XD specifically as a possibility for future Star Wars TV projects – we’re wondering if the recently announced Seth Green comedy series Detours will end up there, or if the much-discussed live-action show supposedly set between trilogies will be any kind of priority at all with a new movie in the works.
And in case you missed it before, here’s Chris Hardwick’s interview with Lucas from Star Wars Celebration VI: