IT'S A TRAP! Apparently, Disney has bought Lucasfilm, which means George Lucas made $4 billion today. This turns over to Disney full control of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones IP, as well as giving Disney ownership of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound and buttressing Disney's interactive operations with LucasArts. Share your hopes (Indy ride at Disney World!) and fears (cuddly animated Ewok movie!) in the comments.
ETA: Disney's press release also states that "Star Wars Episode 7" is in the pipeline for 2015, with more to follow. No word on plot or how it will deal with the substantial existing "Expanded Universe" canon such as the Thrawn story.
added by Bonin on Weds: Linda Holmes with twenty stories sure to run when SW7 opens; did Disney buy Lucasfilm cheap?