Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn (£2.5bn).
In a statement announcing the purchase, Disney said it planned to release a new Star Wars film, episode seven, in 2015.
That will be followed by episodes eight and nine and then one new movie every two or three years, the company said.
Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian film critic, and said that although he loved the original movies, his "heart sinks" at the thought of the release of more films.
James Burns, founder of Jedi News UK, disagreed, explaining to Evan Davis that "this is very exciting news and it is fantastic that we are going to see more Star Wars films."
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