REPORT: Fox Was Upset Disney Thought to Buy Star Wars First

Before Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion, George Lucas' Star Wars saga was distributed by Rupert Murdoch's 20th Century Fox -- which Disney also recently bought for $71.3 billion. However, Disney's purchase from earlier in the decade brought the former Fox moneymaker into the House of Mouse, which Murdoch did not take well.

Speaking to the New York Times, Disney's CEO Bob Iger said that Murdoch was "disappointed" and "crazed" following Disney's purchase.

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"Rupert was crazed that we bought Lucas," he said. "They were the distributor of all of George’s movies, and he was very disappointed in his people. 'Why didn’t you think of this?'"

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Since purchasing Lucasfilm, Disney has released Episodes VII and VIII of the "Skywalker Saga," as well as two spinoffs -- Rouge One and Solo. They currently have multiple films and TV series in development, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian.

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives on Dec. 20.

(via ComicBook.com)

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