So, if you've been living under a rock recently, then you weren't aware that Disney bought the rights to Star Wars. And frankly, if the first you're finding out about this is via my blog, then I'll be really surprised.
Now, personally, I enjoyed the first three movies that came out, and I'm of the opinion that the second three are utter pieces of crap, so I can't imagine Disney doing much worse of a job than Lucas has been doing lately. I do think it's sort of odd that Leia is now a Disney princess, but she's a much better addition than some of the other additions.
The other big piece of news is that they've also announced 7-9, so it'll be interesting to see where they go with that, and whether or not they recast the roles, or try to bring back the old cast.