Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

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Will Mickey Mouse be wielding a light saber sometime soon? On Tuesday, Disney bought Lucasfilm, the Marin-based company owned by "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, for over $4 billion. Disney is now set to release the seventh "Star Wars" film by 2015. So what will this mean for the future of the "Star Wars" franchise ... and for George Lucas?


Sharon Waxman, founder and editor in chief of TheWrap.com

Jason E. Squire, associate professor of the practice of cinematic arts at the University of Southern California

Peter Hartlaub, pop culture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle

Dale Pollock, professor of cinema studies at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and author of "Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas"