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J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ — Report

Thu, January 24, 2013 6:25pm EDT by Russ Weakland 2 Comments
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 J.J. Abrams is poised to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’, according to our sister site, Deadline! Is he the right fit?

While he’s currently working on Star Trek, and doing quite a tremendous job with it, J.J. Abrams has reportedly been tapped to take on one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, Star Wars! A new report from our sister site says that the newly-announced Star Wars: Episode 7 is now in J.J.’s hands. Is it a good idea?

Deadline received confirmation from a source close to the situation. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” their source said.  The report also reveals that Ben Affleck had been a contender for the job, as well!

J.J. Abrams Didn’t Want To Direct The New ‘Star Wars’ Film!

When talked to J.J. at the Veterans Day 2012: Celebrating Leadership and Service event, hosted at Universal Studios on Nov. 9, he said that he wasn’t going to work with the franchise. “Look, Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time,” he told us. “I frankly feel that – I almost feel that, in a weird way, the opportunity for whomever it is to direct that movie, it comes with the burden of being that kind of iconic movie and series. I was never a big Star Trek fan growing up, so for me, working on Star Trek didn’t have any of that, you know, almost fatal sacrilege, and so, I am looking forward more then anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars, but I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer!”

So, HollywoodLifers, are you all excited that J.J. is directing the next Star Wars? Sound off below!

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