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J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars Episode VII

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Even if we are going to take this with a giant grain of salt (and truthfully, they don’t have grains as big as the one we should take this with), this has the potential of being some truly fantastic.

The Wrap is reporting that Disney has tapped director J.J. Abrams to helm their upcoming entry into the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII. Now, again, this news is still very much in the early stages, so everyone should (and as far as those I read and follow online) and has been relatively cautious when talking about this bit of news. However, if this is truly the case, one can’t help but be absolutely thrilled.

Abrams has been linked to the project almost since the day it was announced, and while he had been revealed as having passed on the project, producers and Disney have seemingly gotten their hooks in, and enticed the director to get aboard. Personally, I think a name like Brad Bird would have been far more exciting, as I’m not quite a fan of Abrams and his work on something like Star Trek. It’s a fine film, it’s just one that I toss the experience of seeing it out with the empty popcorn bucket. Abrams though will get butts in seats, and with his Trek film, he made as close to a Star Wars picture as that franchise will likely ever get, so he’ll be a fine fit.

That is, if this is true. We’ll have more soon…

Source The Wrap

Joshua Brunsting

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