Star Wars Episode 7 Slated For 2015; Disney Acquires Lucasfilm

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Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in "Star Wars" -- Getty Images
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Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in "Star Wars" -- Getty Images

Cue the celebrating from Tatooine to Coruscant - another "Star Wars" movie is coming!

On Monday, the Walt Disney Company announced that it will acquire Lucasfilm from George Lucas in a deal worth $4.05 billion.

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But more importantly to "Star Wars" fans, a seventh film in the franchise has been announced.

"Episode 7," which would pick up after the events of 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," is slated for release in 2015.

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But will Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2 appear in the upcoming movie?

Details about the movie's plot and characters - and when exactly the movie will pick up following the events in "Jedi" - were not release.

In addition to a seventh film, Disney also announced plans for further feature films in the galactic saga.

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