The shock (and fear) of finding out a new "Star Wars" film was in the works was eclipsed only by the other piece of news which accompanied that stunner: that it will be made by Disney, which had acquired LucasFilm.
"Luke, I am your parent company."
The new "Star Wars" is scheduled for release in 2015 and Disney isn't stopping there: they are planning "more feature films... to continue the 'Star Wars' saga." We're already looking forward to Episode 12, where Beauty and the Beast adopt all of the Ewoks.
The possibilities are endless -- as evidenced by the explosion of tweets about Tuesday's announcement.
So here are 15 of the most awesome reactions to Disney taking over "Star Wars":
When you wish upon a Death Star. #disneystarwars
— Melody Kramer (@mkramer) October 30, 2012
The studio that brought you the Star Wars franchise is worth only four Instagrams.
— Michaelangelo Ilagan (@mikeyil) October 30, 2012
These Aren't the 101 Dalmatians You're Looking For #disneystarwars
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 30, 2012
— matt buchanan (@mattbuchanan) October 30, 2012
— NickBaumann (@NickBaumann) October 30, 2012
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) October 30, 2012
Jafar Binks #disneylucas
— Florence Porcel (@FlorencePorcel) October 30, 2012
STAR WARS EPISODE 7 RELEASE IN 2015! BUT IT IMPORTANT FOCUS ON ONE MAJOR DISASTER AT TIME!
— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) October 30, 2012
#DisneyStarWars Hoth School Musical
— Guise Dugal (@guisedugal) October 30, 2012
@kairyssdal What, The NYSE is closed today?! I just bought 100 shares of Disney stock from a guy behind starbucks. Crap.
— Andrew Steger (@acsteger) October 30, 2012
— Jason Avant (@PetCobra) October 30, 2012
Attn. George Lucas: I will kill Jar Jar Binks for scale. #opening scene
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) October 30, 2012
— SmoosieQ (@SmoosieQ) October 30, 2012
— Guy Norman Bee (@guynormanbee) October 30, 2012
Episode VII.What could go wrong?#DisneyStarWars
— MC Lars (@mc_lars) October 30, 2012