Reactions to Walt Disney Buying Lucasfilm

Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it is paying $4.05 billion in cash and stock for Lucasfilm Ltd., and said it would make three new Star Wars films, starting in 2015.

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  1. Actor Ewan McGregor starred in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 1999, and again in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005:
  2. The official Star Wars Twitter account links to a video of George Lucas and Lucasfilm co-chairman Kathleen Kennedy discussing the sale: 
  3. The Wall Street Journal's M&A reporter Anupreeta Das: 
  4. The mashups are rolling in, under the #disneystarwars hashtag. Jokes about Princess Leia being the latest addition to Disney's princess line-up were particularly prevalent: