It takes something pretty big to unseat a hurricane from the discussions on Twitter, but leave it to the Mouse House to give us a great distraction. In a stunning development, it was announced that the Walt Disney Company would be acquiring LucasFilm for a cool $4.05 billion in stock and cash. Also, and perhaps more surprisingly, Disney announced that Star Wars VII will arrive in theaters in 2015 with plans to release a new film every 2-3 years to continue the franchise. So if you’re counting, Disney is set to have The Avengers 2 and Star Wars VII in the same summer. The Disney deal for LucasFIlm also includes ILM & Skywalker Sound, two of the premiere technical companies working today. The full press release of the shocking announcement is available after the jump!
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Welcome to another January weekend at the movies. This week, we have three new major releases, and two Oscar buzzed films expanding wide. Underworld: Awakening, Red Tails, and Haywire are the new releases which are hitting nearly 3,000 theaters across the nation. Oscar frontrunner, The Artist, is expanding to 637 theaters while the 9/11 film that has all but lost its Oscar steam, Extremely Loud and Incredible Close, expands from 12 to 2360 theater locations.
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