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U.S.: Disney’s $4B takeover of Lucasfilm means new addition to Star Wars saga

 |  December 4, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission has risen a wave of excitement among Star Wars fans with its approval for The Walt Disney Co. to buy Lucasfilm – the filmmaker behind the Star Wars films – for more than $4 billion. Cult fans of the movie were pleased with the decision as Disney says it will make a new Star Wars film, Episode 7, in 2015. According to reports, George Lucas, who founded Lucasfilm, will receive about half of the $4 billion in cash and Disney shares, much of which Lucas says he will donate to charity.

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