George Lucas - Star Wars Creator George Lucas Engaged To Mellody Hobson: Who Is She?

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Stars Wars creator George Lucas, who recently sold his company LucasFilm to Disney, is to marry his long-time girlfriend Mellody Hobson, it was reported on Thursday (January 3, 2013).

According to Reuters, no date or location has been set for the nuptials, though it will be the legendary producer and director's second marriage, after he tied the knot to film editor Marcia Lucas in 1969.

Hobson, 43, holds a pretty high profile job in the film industry too. She serves on the board of directors for Hollywood studio Dreamworks Animation, as well as for cosmetics company Estee Lauder, coffee-house chain Starbucks Corp and internet company Groupon. Basically she's in charge of everything. 

Of course Lucas needs no introduction, having rose to fame directing the 1977 sci-fi classic Star Wars and its various sequels and prequels. It is easily one the highest grossing film franchises of all time, though Disney will continue the adventure in the coming years after snapping up LucasFilm for around $4 billion in November.

Casting is set to get underway for Stars Wars Episode 7, with Matthew Vaughn the likely candidate to be getting behind the camera. Lost creator Jj Abrams recently told Empire Magazine that he turned down the chance to direct the new films after having some "very early conversations." The movie will be written by Little Miss Sunshine scribe Michael Arndt.


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