Disney has acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise and announced Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015. And I am not making anything in that previous sentence up.
I need you to understand the force of will involved here in my not using capslock. I woke up from a nap, checked Twitter, and nearly the first thing I saw was that one of the most consistently smart studios has acquired the rights to the most important franchise in my lifetime and is producing sequels. A few years ago this would’ve pissed me off, but then the Avengers franchise happened. It’s pretty amazing how much that franchise has made it possible for me to be optimistic about the film industry, but seriously, we are talking about a studio who, the last time they were producing a “the world will end if this film sucks” turned to Joss Whedon and handed him a blank check.
There is absolutely no way for me to be rational about this, so I should probably stop talking now.