He spent the past three years as executive VP of production at Walt Disney Studios
The "Godzilla" helmer's entry into the saga will hit theaters in December 2016
Lucasfilm is also putting the proposed animated comedy series "Star Wars Detours" on indefnite hold
Kathleen Kennedy previously produced "Jurassic Park," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Jurassic Park III"
The Walt Disney Company confirmed on Friday evening that director J.J. Abrams would direct the new "Star Wars" movie
The deal actually ends up richer for George Lucas, thanks to an uptick in Disney stock
Former Lucasfilm CEO Charlie Weber helped bring Star Wars and Indiana Jones to screens
Analysis: To make its purchase of Lucasfilm work, Disney needs "Star Wars" to pay off
Darth Vader cozies up with his new coporate overlords following purchase of Lucasfilm
Shock turns to wait-and-see, as fans give Disney credit for its handling of Marvel's "Avengers" and pick directors for "Star Wars 7"
Box sets of "Indiana Jones" and "Star Wars" have sold like new releases
Analysis: Disney's Lucasfilm purchase seems significantly riskier than the $4 billion purchase of Marvel in 2009
George Lucas founded LucasFilm in 1971
Kathleen Kennedy will take over as interim president
Shortlist of seven scientific and technical achievements includes Weta's character simulation, Lucasfilm's previsualization system
The creator of "Star Wars" is looking to step back from his day-to-day duties, so he's recruited one of Hollywood's most respected producers to help...
Facing fierce opposition from homeowners, George Lucas' company says it will seek a new location for the sprawling complex
World War II aviator drama stars Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr.
British court rules that Andrew Ainsworth, who designed the Imperial army costumes for the original "Star Wars," can continue to make and sell replica helmets...
Yep, when you're talking "Star Wars," even the box art can stir up buzz -- a point LucasFilm seems to be well aware of. Three...
Studio agrees to end practice of cold calling employees at rival Pixar
20th Century Fox's ambitious plan will kick off with "Episode 1: The Phantom Menace"; original "Star Wars" won't hit until 2015
WGA, DGA, SAG, AFTRA, NATO, others, make plea to Supreme Court, fearing it could eventually extend to movies
Comic-Con's bustling party calendar was well lighted with stars
Lucasfilm plans appeal on pregnancy case
Goal is to "enable the company to reposition itself as a comprehensive rights management company"
Lucasfilm is behind the project, which doesn't yet have a network buyer