Or so it seemed.
So Disney buys Lucasfilms, and during that press release George Lucas informs everyone that there will be a Star Wars Episode VII, which he's not directing or writing.
Que the cheers and jeers.
The jeers from the people worried about the "disney-ification" of the franchise. Jeers from people that thought that episodes I-III were crap and don't want to see any more.
The cheers were from people excited that there would be more Star Wars, and that Lucas wasn't writing or directing. We all know how brilliant The Empire Strikes Back was, and that's mainly due to Lucas's lessened involvement.
And besides, look at what's coming out of Marvel Studios, another Disney owned property.
I actually have some hope for this.