October 30, 2012. Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm is announced.
George Lucas: “The future Star Wars films, Kathy and I have been working on future Star Wars films. The main reason I brought Kathy on, rather than quit, I wanted to move it forward but I needed somebody I trusted who could take that franchise and make it work the way I intended it to. So once Kathy came onboard we started working with writers, we started working on the whole processes of doing the films. We’ve got a plan for Seven, Eight and Nine which is the end of the trilogy and other films also. We’ve a large group of ideas, and characters and books and all kinds of things. We could go on making Star Wars for the next hundred years.”