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Disney and Lucasfilm confirm J.J. Abrams directing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

 

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”

George Lucas went on to say “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

 

“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”

 

After the news broke Thursday by The Wrap, there still some Star Wars fans who had hoped -as has happened in this day and age of social media where unconfirmed rumors go viral- that this was all it was, an unconfirmed rumor. NoJJ-Abrams-250x416w with the “official” announcement, we can expect 2 years worth of starwarsspeculation as to what Abrams will bring to this new series, and how he’ll -maybe- put some of the bad taste left by the prequel trilogy out the minds of some of us.

Still, haters are going to hate.

Meanwhile, Paramount commented on the status of third potential Star Trek film with Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore revealing that Abrams will still be involved in some capacity with a possible third Trek movie, at the minimum as a producer. “J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek“said Moore.

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