Yes, Disney, who owns the rights to ABC, Marvel comics, and much more had acquired the rights to Lucasfilm. This means that not only do they have all rights to Star Wars and all that implies, but they have the rights to Indiana Jones as well.
Lucas has stated that he apparently intends Star Wars to outlive him. This means that Disney/Lucasfilm will release a new Star Wars film. It won’t be a Clone Wars thing, but this will be Episode VII. You know, I once heard that George Lucas wanted to make a full nine of these movies, and perhaps that will happen. I think that Disney actually intends to put out a Star Wars movie every two to three years, sort of like a James Bond film. I believe that Star Wars VII is slated for Summer of 2015, but considering there have been so many books written about what happens to the Rebel Alliance after Return of the Jedi, I don’t know what it could be about, honestly.
I’m sure that I echo many of my reader’s sentiments when I say that I didn’t really enjoy Episodes I through III of Star Wars. Grated, these prequels are good films, but they are not great films. Star Wars was such a landmark in filmmaking when it was unveiled in 1977, and The Empire Strikes Back and the Return of the Jedi really set the bar for Hollywood magic. I always look back to those three films and equate those with classics from my childhood.
So will Disney make Star Wars great again? I don’t even know how that could be possible. Today, I saw The Amazing Spider-man, and couldn’t help but wonder why it was made. If you haven’t seen it, just watch the 2002 movie. Is this what we will be given as movie-viewers? Rebooted franchises? Man, I’ve got to come up with something new.