The official Star Wars Twitter account has also confirmed that the much-anticipated sequel has concluded principal photography.
After months of speculation, Lucasfilm and Disney announce the cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are back. Max von Sydow and "Girls" star Adam Driver will also star.
Books by leading children's authors will begin with retelling of Luke Skywalker origin story. Disney hopes to fan interest in 'Wars' before December 2015 release of "Episode VII."
Small world: After more than 20 years as the anchor of Dark Horse's empire of franchise comics, guess who'll be publishing "Star Wars" comics in the future?
Analysts predicted Netflix would see a 12 cents per share loss, but the company turned a 13 cents per share profit for its fourth quarter.
Disney has announced the cinematic release date for the next film in the Star Wars series, Episode VII.
Disney and Lucasfilm said the highly anticipated seventh Star Wars film, directed by J.J. Abrams, will open December 18, 2015.
Though Disney hasn't said much about the forthcoming group of "Star Wars" films, it appears likely they will focus on the back stories of major characters, including possibly Han Solo and Yoda.
Shares in the Web radio service company climb on both the earnings news and reports that Apple's would-be competing service will face delays.
In an interview on CNBC, CEO Bob Iger says Disney and LucasFilm will make several new movies based on existing characters in addition to "Star Wars Episode VII" and two other sequels.