Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger, along with Star Wars creator George Lucas, set the financial world and nerd-iverse on their ear when they announced that Disney was purchasing Lucasfilm for the out-of-this-world sum of $4 billion (the same amount they paid for Marvel).
Along with the obvious enormous financial windfall the Disney corporation stands to gain from this purchase, they’ll also acquire the rights to all the Star Wars characters. There’s no way to know for sure how this will ultimately affect the Star Wars universe – it could be really good or really, REALLY bad.
To help us determine if we should be excited for this transaction, we created a list of Pros and Cons of Disney Buying Lucasfilm. Let’s go through them one by one, then weigh the results.