QuickClick: Darth Vader Conquers Disneyland
11.02.12 by Ryan
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've no doubt heard that George Lucas has sold his profitable LucasFilm Ltd. production company to Disney for billions of dollars, with plans of his Star Wars franchise being turned over to "a new generation of filmmakers," to use Lucas' own words. This is the second major acquisition by Disney, who also purchased Marvel Studios in 2009.
While Star Wars fans have spent the past few days pondering the changes that may come to their beloved fictional universe, Disney is already in victory lap-mode, creating a new video revealing where Darth Vader plans to go next now that his universe is officially owned by the House of Mouse.
Of course, Vader has already been to Disneyland, as Lucas' Star Tours has been a major attraction at Disneyland since 1987. Though, as Star Tours purists will note, Vader did not appear until the 2010 revamp Star Tours: The Adventure Continues.