Still, let's think about this for a minute. The quintessential story of Star Wars (farmboy rescues princess, is chosen one, saves galaxy) is Disney material. It's not that different from Aladdin or Lion King. Star Wars was a basic Hero's Journey, and it was fundamentally aimed at kids (this being the disconnect between George Lucas and all fans over the age of 12). Disney just pulled off a smash hit with The Avengers, and if they can produce something that maintains the ideals of the original films on screen, it could be great. Actually, it was summed up best by Felicia Day on Twitter:
Every awesome creative person in Hollywood would love to work on something new Star Wars so this could be a great thing.So call those people and give Star Wars fans A New Hope for the future.
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) October 30, 2012