George Lucas, the director of a franchise that started 35 years ago, Star Wars, just sold his Lucasfilm Ltd. company to Disney for 4.05 billion dollars. Part of the deal includes making three new Star Wars films.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Star Wars nerds started lining up at the movie theatres already. But, where do you go from here as far as the story goes. Granted Episodes 1 through 3 that told the story about everyone's favorite Star Wars villian's origin, Darth Vader, but now that he's gone from the Star Wars movies after Return of the Jedi, do you risk the success of a franchise of 35 years to introduce new characters that potentially might fail miserably?

As this point I don't think Disney cares. I believe they're relying on the die hard fans that refuse to separate real life from the Star Wars fiction to continue to come to the theatre to support a world that began long, long ago in a galaxy far, far way.