Disney has purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and has now acquired the full rights to the entire Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm is also known for Labyrinth, Howard the Duck, The Land Before Time (and Radioland Murders, but no one’s ever seen that. I love it).
Disney has already announced the green-lighting of a new Star Wars trilogy. The new film, Episode VII, will be in theaters in 2015 and to butt heads with the likes of Avengers 2 and the hypothetical Justice League movie. Episodes VII, VIII, IX will start off around 20-30 years after Return of the Jedi and will deal with the rebuilding of the Republic and Luke Skywalker’s ascension to Jedi Master.