While Episode 7 got a tentative release window, Disney expressed plans for three more films in the franchise, and I highly doubt Disney will stop there. There have been numerous complaints about the further milking of the franchise, but I remain optimistic. For most Star Wars fans, the series has nowhere to go but up, and the recent Avengers film is proof that Disney can do right with its acquired properties.
Some details came through in the ensuing conference call. Someone asked if there was a similar deal in place that Disney has with Marvel in regards to exploiting their characters. There is such a deal, but less restrictions than they have with Marvel. There are some restrictions on what they can do with Indiana Jones and the Star Wars films made with Fox. They also mentioned a focus on 3D, interest in television, and a willingness to license the property out for video games.
Time will tell what comes of this development.
via SF Gate