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.
More top news
Emily Maitlis has criticised the criminal justice system for letting a former university friend continue his campaign of harassment.
The 17-year-old was trapped for 30 hours in Australian shrubland but there was no report of a road accident to help the search.