The Cricket’s Daily 3: A disturbance in The Force
Published: October 31, 2012 09:38AM
Updated: October 31, 2012 09:38AM
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This image released by ABC shows Disney President and CEO Robert Iger, left, and filmmaker George Lucas of LucasFilm Ltd. at a contract signing in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion. (AP Photo/Disney, Rick Rowell)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture — and it’s all about Disney buying LucasFilm:

• What is that mixture of hope and dread coursing through the universe? The prospect of a “Star Wars, Episode VII,” depending on who might direct it. (Please, God, not George Lucas.) [Entertainment Weekly]

• What will George Lucas do with the $4.05 billion Disney is paying for LucasFilm? Philanthropy, in the Bill Gates model. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Do you think Twitter had anything to say about the Disney-LucasFilm deal? Of course it did. [The Huffington Post]