Only two films in history have ever grossed more than $2 billion at the worldwide box office, with director James Cameron responsible for both: Avatar and Titanic.

He may have company come 2015, when J.J. Abrams unleashes the next episode in the Star Wars saga to a hungry audience. To be fair, it's easy to speculate this early in the game. Yet all signs suggest that Walt Disney will put muscle and talent behind the franchise, which it spent $4 billion to acquire.

In the following video, Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova explains clues revealed in a recent interview Abrams gave to Empire magazine. Please watch, and then leave a comment to let us know what you think of Disney's plans to extend the franchise.


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The article The New "Star Wars" Will Be the Next $2 Billion Movie originally appeared on Fool.com.

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