Disney acquires Star Wars from George Lucas…

…for $4 billion dollars. George can finally take a year off and write that novel he’s always wanted to get to. Maybe go fishing.

Also included in the deal is the rights to Indiana Jones, which I’m surprised isn’t getting more play. Dare they reboot the character sans Harrison Ford? Sure. Man, it’s hard to see how they don’t mess that up, though. Spielberg and Lucas themselves didn’t exactly set the world on fire with the last attempt.

There’s some vapors across the web about all this. Really, though, I think Lucas get Disney a favor with the last three Star Wars movies. They are so generally unloved that Disney has a real shot at improving on them for the next trilogy of films they’re planning. And I guess a TV show of some sort.

I wonder if the Pixar guys would like a crack at some of this?