Mickey the new Jedi by ~OakKs on deviantART

In case you haven't heard - Disney recently announced the acquisition of all of Lucasfilms, including ILM and LucasArts, for 4.05 billion in cash and stocks. I have not heard as of this writing, if it also includes Skywalker Ranch and/or Skywalker Sound, but it seems likely.

In a followup, Lucas announced he was donating the majority of the 4.05 billion to charity.

You go, George!

With all that in the buzz, Disney has also announced that they will indeed be making a new Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII. At first this seems unwise, as the performance of episodes 1-3 was, well, we won't go there. One must also remember that Marvel Studios was once the house of shlock pre-Disney, but became the champion of awesome post-Disney.