Regulators clear the purchase by Disney (DIS +0.1%) of Lucasfilm for $4B, paving the way for the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Regulators clear the purchase by Disney (DIS +0.1%) of Lucasfilm for $4B, paving the way for the company to start explicitly cashing on in the Star Wars franchise. Sequels to the six-part movie series will start rolling out in 2015, but theme park and merchandising tie-ins will ramp up well before then.