Los Angeles -- The Lucas Star Wars franchise, likely the most lucrative is now part of Mickey's Kingdom or Entertainment Empire. Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion. And plans are under way to release the final trilogy starting in 2015. J.J. Abrams fresh from trekking to the stars has signed on to the first film. For George the payout for the October 2012 deal was his February 2013 filing with regulators to sell his Disney shares acquired with the sale of the company estimated at $2 billion. Not bad George!
Not bad indeed for you see in accordance with Lucas's philanthropy goals the proceeds from the sale of Lucasfilm will be channeled to fund Education. So why am I telling you this since it is a forgone conclusion. The sale was announced in October 2012 and consummated by February 2013. The reason is a personal one.
I have always had family members working in the mid and upper level management of film production, distribution and exhibition. Some I have known and others remain complete strangers. One family member, however, whom I knew and had sporadic contact with, happened to be in town and had some time to kill or for a better word to kill some time.
As it turned out he had to kill quite a bit of time. He was in the middle of a shoot for a comic book and a video game. You got it! He was posing for the new Jedi character at Disney. So we sat down over a cup of coffee and he briefed me in on the back story of the Lucas sale to Disney and his selection from a cattle call of 5,000 for the coveted role of the New Jedi Warrior--Kane Star-Killer.
So we introduce to you Demetrios Kallios the newest Jedi Warrior as Kane Star-Killer:
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