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How One Large Omelet Led to Disney Buying Lucasfilm

George Lucas and Carrie Fisher talk, both pointing off-camera, Carrie dressed as Leia
How do you buy the Star Wars universe?  Start by buying George Lucas breakfast:
[Disney CEO Robert] Iger met Lucas for breakfast at the Hollywood Brown Derby, one of Disney World’s restaurants. It was closed for the occasion so the two men could speak freely. Fresh from his daily workout, Iger ordered a yogurt parfait. Lucas treated himself to one of the Brown Derby’s larger omelets. The two exchanged pleasantries. Then Iger inquired whether Lucas would ever consider selling his company.
Lucas replied that he’d recently celebrated his 67th birthday and was starting to think seriously about retiring. So perhaps the sale of his company was inevitable. “I’m not ready to pursue that now,” he told Iger. “But when I am, I’d love to talk.”
Iger did his best to conceal his excitement and told him to “call me when you’re ready.” 


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