Star Wars has entered a new galaxy

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Photo by Carlie Clem

Story by Dwight Mack, Staff Writer

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away……….

We all know the legendary tale of the heroic Jedi knights and their continuous war against the evil Sith lords. Now in our very own galaxy, the dark side of the Force has once again resurrected itself under the command of Disney to strike fear into the hearts of Skywalker fans across the world.

The rumors of Disney’s purchase of LucasArts, the multibillion dollar company created by George Lucas, have indeed been confirmed. Disney not only struck gold by adding Star Wars to its arsenal of money machines, but also LucasArts, and Skywalker Ranch, the birthplace of  Clone Wars was also gift wrapped and placed under Mickey Mouse’s Christmas tree.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” Lucas said at a press release. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

Wasting little time, Disney Chairman Roger Iger has already announced the 2015 scheduled release of Star Wars: Episode VII, with more films to follow. Though he is no longer the technical owner of the Star Wars franchise, Lucas says he will maintain his position as the advisor for all future films.

Though he is leaving the franchise he built, Lucas isn’t sad. This is probably because of the $4.05 billion he just put into his wallet. However, I’d like to think it’s because he is leaving his creation in capable hands. It may belong to a different company now, but Star Wars will always remain loved in the hearts of fans forever.

To that end, may the Force be with you, always.