Beyond that one bit of good news though lurks Disney's future control of all things tentpole. Can this be a good thing? Really? Even with Kathleen Kennedy serving as head of LucasFilm Disney (or whatever they're going to call it) I don't see it. Lucas says in the announcement that the money he'll get will be his 'retirement fund'. Like you need to pad your 401k George. Please. If he really cared about the brand he could have done the Bill Gates thing: retire, put a Steve Balmer in charge (in this case Kennedy) and spend his dotage out in the world doing other things. But whether you or I like this move or not it's done and below is the official announcement from Disney chairman Bob "Palpatine" Iger and George "Can You Spare A Dime" Lucas.
God help us all.