Disney has learned the Jedi ways and taken on Lucasfilms. George Lucas, writer and director of the Star Wars Saga, has decided to retire and sold his legacy for a whopping 4 billion to Disney Studios, who immediately announced their intentions of releasing Star Wars Episode 7 in the year 2015. This will be the beginning of a new trilogy we are told. The question is how will Star Wars long-time, loyal fans handle the change? Will Disney make it epic, or disappoint us?
The biggest news in the entertainment industry this year is that the Walt Disney Corporation has acquired Lucasfilm, and thus the Star Wars franchise. George Lucas has ceded control of his greatest creation, although he will remain active as a consultant. I think that any reader of this blog is aware that I might just be a bit of a Star Wars fanboy. However, I was surprised to find that some of my fellow Star Wars fans think that this news is somehow a very bad thing. I believe the exact opposite. I think this is a match made by the Force.
Are you ready for an adventure in a galaxy far, far away? On Saturday October 5th, check out the Liberty Branch of MCPL for the 2nd annual Star Wars Reads Day! The event runs from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and features a Star Wars themed storytime, crafts, pictures with the 70th Explorers Garrison, and a raffle for some very awesome Star Wars prizes.