In 2012, which company bought the rights to Star Wars?
Answer: In October 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm, and the rights to the Star Wars franchise, for $4 billion.
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo joined Mickey Mouse, Snow White and Iron Man in Disney’s roster of heroes. It’s the fourth largest amount Disney has paid to date to buyout another company. Said Disney CEO Robert Iger: “This is one of the great entertainment properties of all time, one of the best branded and one of the most valuable, and it’s just fantastic for us to have the opportunity to both buy it, run it and grow it.”
The Walt Disney Company, commonly known as Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.