Disney buys Star Wars

Disney is to buy LucasFilm in a deal worth more than £2.5 billion, the company said.

A Disney statement confirmed that the takeover would mean that the Star Wars franchise will now be owned by the company founded by Walt Disney in 1923.

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Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4bn

"Star Wars" cast members and director George Lucas (right) pose in Tokyo during press for Star Wars: Episode III in 2005. Credit: Reuters

Disney is to buy LucasFilm in a deal worth more than $4 billion (£2.5 billion), the company said.

A Disney statement confirmed that the takeover would also mean that the entire Star Wars franchise will now be owned by the company founded by Walt Disney in 1923.

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