Nothing to do with finance or Wall Street this week but nonetheless an interesting topic (at least I hope it is!)
Lucasfilm Ltd has been sold to Disney for a shade over $4bn, with George Lucas getting a considerable stake in Disney as a result. Disney have already announced they will be making a new Star Wars trilogy with the first film due to release in 2015.
Like me, I'm sure many of you grew up with the new / first set of films and have since watched the old classics. Do you think Disney doing this is a bad idea? More generally, is creating endless sequels, prequels, related content etc. to blockbuster films just ruining the original film? Some examples include Jaws, Jurassic Park, American Pie, Saw and many more....
Mod note (Andy): check out an already ongoing forum discussion on the topichere
To any monkeys planning on attending the London WSO drinks, I'll see you there!