As I’m sure you’ve heard, Disney is buying LucasFilm for $4 billion, but what I didn’t hear right away is what George Lucas was planning on doing with all that money: he’s donating the bulk of it to charity:
“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”
It’s not yet clear which foundation will get the proceeds. Lucas is currently the chairman of Edutopia, which is part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. He could put money into that or create a new foundation which would be funded from the sale.
It’s going to be weird seeing a Star Wars movie without the 20th Century Fox logo/theme at the very beginning.