Kathleen Kennedy who currently serves as Lucasfilm’s co-chair will become president of the new Disney division as well as executive producer on future Star Wars films.
The next new Star Wars movie—the seventh in the series and now coming from Disney—is set for release in 2015.
Previous Star Wars blockbusters were release by 20th Century-Fox.
The acquisition of Lucasfilm by the House of Mouse brings yet another major entertainment operation under Disney’s umbrella. Pixar Animation Studios came on board in 2006 followed in 2009 by Marvel Entertainment.