To me it seems like there is a lot of fear and misunderstand out there about the nature of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm and what that means as far as the creative decision making on Star Wars Episode 7. This matters in terms of speculation because depending on how you look at this relationship you might arrive at historically “Disney-ish” conclusion as opposed to formulating theories that better reflect the George Lucas model for storytelling. From Wikipedia in regards to another huge Disney acquisition: “On December 31, 2009, Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment, Inc. for $4.24 billion. Disney has stated that their acquisition of the company will not affect Marvel's products, neither will the nature of any Marvel characters be transformed” ^ this is in keeping with my position that Lucas "sold" Lucasfilm to protect his legacy, rather than risk seeing it changed. Lucasfilm film will likely be little changed, save for now having substantial Disney resources (TV stations, facilities, marketing and distribution) at its disposal. Lucas has bought into Disney to grow Lucasfilm and Star Wars for generations to come, not be rid of them, and I believe that Lucasfilm will operate much as it always has, except with Kathleen Kennedy making an increasing number of the decisions that once rest with Lucas himself. .... What do you think? What is the nature of the Disney - Lucasfilm relationship? Is Disney calling the shots? Are they going to strip mine the Lucas-empire for resources, plunder it to make money and leave it ruined? Is Episode VII going to be explicitly more "kid-oriented" than the original trilogy and Revenge of the Sith (with its PG-13 rating)? Or can we expect Star Wars VII to continue moving back in the darker direction some fans crave?