It's coming whether you like it or not! In a VERY surprising move (I had to check multiple sources to confirm, and make sure it wasn't April 1st), George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion dollars. Yes, that's billion with a "B". Here's the real shocker though: Disney already has plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, and eventually Episodes VIII and IX. Since George Lucas has retired, it will be interesting to see the direction these new films go in and just how much influence (if any) Lucas has. I can already see Johnny Depp starring. Interesting indeed.
The deal also include the Indiana Jones franchise, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and LucasArts.
More details about the merge at the LA Times