Yup, Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. for a whoppin’ $4 billion to Disney.
Further, Disney has announced plans to continue the Star Wars franchise with a new film in 2015. That’d be Episode VII, y’all.
“I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during me lifetime.” Lucas said. “I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under [new] leadership, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come.”
Episodes VIII and IX are also in the plans.