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Published October 30, 2012, 05:33 PM

Disney Buying Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; Plans New Star Wars Film in 2015

LOS ANGELES — Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series called "Episode 7," set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.

By: Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer

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