Disney deal means Star Wars return

Press Association
Darth Vader
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A decade after George Lucas said Star Wars was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for cinemas after Walt Disney announced that it is buying Lucasfilm for 4.05 billion US dollars (£2.52 billion).

The seventh movie, with a working title of Episode 7, is set for release in 2015, with Episodes 8 and 9 to follow. The new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond Return Of The Jedi, the third film released and the sixth in the saga. After that, Disney plans a new Star Wars film every two or three years.