J.J. Abrams To Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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You can say whatever you want about J.J. Abrams, but one thing is certain, this guy knows how to make a really great sic-fi/fantasy movie; so it is no wonder he was one of the names on the list of possible directors for the upcoming Star Wars movie. The latest report, however, cites Abrams as not only rumored to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, but confirmed.

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Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Wars movie. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today. Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says. Abrams was courted heavily by producer Kathleen Kennedy to take the Star Wars job. Expected in 2015, Episode VII will be the first new Star Wars movie since 2005′s Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

Deadline ties the heralded director to the upcoming film that is currently being written by screenwriter Michael Arndt. What do you think of the news? Do you think Abrams is the right choice? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Deadline

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#1  Edited By Oscars94

I don't know what to think.... Good? Bad? He's got a headstart he's already got a franchise with "Star" in the title. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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#2  Edited By grifter78

NOW I'm excited about more Star Wars! :D

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#3  Edited By z3ro180

Star Trek was cool and the second one looks like it will be epic so yea I think he's a good choice

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I think he can be a good director for the movie. He did a great job with Star Trek

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#5  Edited By Mr. Kamikaze

I can get behind this. JJ Abrams has yet to disappoint me, so I am all for this.

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#6  Edited By Duo_forbidden

NO. WAY.

Don't get me wrong, it would be cool for him to direct Star Wars Episode VII, but I don't think it will happen.

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#7  Edited By dvorak

I feel like this could go about 17 different directions in terms of quality and story. Potential to be great, awful, mediocre, the resurrection of good Star Wars movies, is all on the table.

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#8  Edited By dvorak

@Duo_forbidden said:

NO. WAY.

Don't get me wrong, it would be cool for him to direct Star Wars Episode VII, but I don't think it will happen.

It's a done deal according to the article.

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#9  Edited By dondave  Online

I can get behind this. JJ Abrams has yet to disappoint me, so I am all for this.

QFT

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#10  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

The director of Star Trek is going to direct Star Wars? That is really weird, it's kind of like Dot Cotton turning up in Coronation Street.

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#11  Edited By Duo_forbidden

@dvorak: Until I hear a real confirmation about this, I'll remain skeptical. They have been way too many rumors and speculations about the new Star Wars trilogy, and I'm still optimistic and cautious about this.

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#12  Edited By sora_thekey

For some reason, in my head, I pictured Chris Pine playing Luke Skywalker and Zachary Quinto playing Han Solo...

@dondave said:

I can get behind this. JJ Abrams has yet to disappoint me, so I am all for this.

QFT

QFT x2

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#13  Edited By iceman228433

Is this guy a super hero? there seems to be nothing the man can't do Star Trek and Star Wars my god.

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#14  Edited By StMichalofWilson

Those are indeed big shoes to fill, but if Abrams is wiling, I support this decision.

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#15  Edited By Vaeternus

Wow, funny how he's doing ST and SW...two known rival franchises lol. To him it's all the same though, big money

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#16  Edited By Inverno

I don't think we should get ahead of ourselves.

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#17  Edited By zackattack529

JJ. Abrams: Has Comicvine ever told you who was the director of the new Starwars

Me: They told me enough...they said it might be Matthew Vaughn

JJ Abrams: No son, I AM THE DIRECTOR.

Me: Noo....that's not true...that's IMPOSSIBLE!

JJ ABrams: Join me, and together we will make a lackluster movie with unanswered questions and plotholes throughout the movie!

Me: NOOOOO!!!....NOOOooooo.... x/

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#18  Edited By Bonzi161

i really like his concepts... but i dont care for his followthrough... i guess we will just have to see how this turns out...

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#19  Edited By SoA

i think he will purposely sabotage star wars so star trek can flourish

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#20  Edited By Miss_Garrick

Well, there are far worse directors out there, so I guess he'll do.

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I'm so psyched for this movie.

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Interesting...

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#23  Edited By ThexX

@Z3RO180 said:

Star Trek was cool and the second one looks like it will be epic so yea I think he's a good choice

Agreed.

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#24  Edited By CrashBang

Abrams said in an interview a few weeks ago that he refused to touch this. Now it's confirmed? Weird. If true then I am totally very much okay with this!

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#25  Edited By DanialCarroll

If this is true, I'm all for it!

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#26  Edited By judasnixon

Let me know when Disney makes that film about Joss Whedon and J J Abrams oil wrestling for the crown of king of the nerds....

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#27  Edited By Fetts

Dear Mother of God thank you J.J. Abrams!

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#28  Edited By amazing_webhead

First good news about the third trilogy I've heard

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#29  Edited By Batnandez

He's the modern Spielberg in my opinion, the premises for his past movies haven't been to interesting to me, but they were all enjoyable and well done.

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#30  Edited By Mbecks14

I'd be cool with this! But I'd rather see him on Justice League

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@Jonny_Anonymous said:

The director of Star Trek is going to direct Star Wars? That is really weird, it's kind of like Dot Cotton turning up in Coronation Street.

Most people outside of the UK won't get that Joke.

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#32  Edited By Jonny_Anonymous

@Death Certificate said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

The director of Star Trek is going to direct Star Wars? That is really weird, it's kind of like Dot Cotton turning up in Coronation Street.

Most people outside of the UK won't get that Joke.

and I'm betting a few from the UK didn't get it ether lol

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#33  Edited By Icon

Really confusing since J.J. Abrams insisted that he would not do this out of loyalty to Star Trek. If this is true then I guess by his own words he is a traitor. x]

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#34  Edited By yo_yo_fun

I think it's a great choice! J.J. Abrams is fantastic! But it's odd since he directs the Star Trek movies...?

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#35  Edited By yo_yo_fun

@Mbecks14 said:

I'd be cool with this! But I'd rather see him on Justice League

Now that would have been interesting!

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#36  Edited By Skaddix

Sounds Fine.

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#37  Edited By spetsnaz_gru

LIGHT SABRE LEEEEEEENNNNNSSS FFFFLLLLAAAAARRRRE!!!!!!

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#38  Edited By feargalr

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Am I the only one who think he butchered Star Trek!? Cloverfield was alright I guess....

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#39  Edited By Herx

And lo, two factions that were once at each others necks (or more realistically, each other being people within their own fanbase due to the continuouse arguments over which was the better captain and who shot first) came together in a unity that would spread through out the stars to galaxys far far away.

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#40  Edited By GothamRed

YAY, MORE LENS FLARES!!!!

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#41  Edited By spidermonkey2099

Awesome. He was my second choice as director. My first choice was Whedon, but he is understandably busy.

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#42  Edited By MrMiracle77

Abrams did a really good job of capturing the style and era of E.T. when he made Super 8. Since Star Wars was born out of that same era, it's no surprise to see him doing the same.

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#43  Edited By BiteMe-Fanboy

The REAL question is: Will they ignore the Expanded Universe and make their own stories up?

With Mark Hammill and Harrison Ford being so old, they should really make the movie focus on Jacen Solo and his training with an older Grandmaster Jedi Luke Skywalker.

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#44  Edited By DoctorFluxx

I was kinda hoping he would be considered for The Justice League, but this could work out swimmingly.

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#45  Edited By Mutated_jedi

I don't know what to think. it might work out. Actually thats more or less my philosophy for all the new star wars films by disney.

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#46  Edited By SavageDragon

Wow. This is interesting news. Im still waiting for a basic plot, until then I will keep my judgements to myself.

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#47  Edited By chocobojam

I dont know much about JJ Abrams to hate him or love him, so i just hope he doesnt screw this up.

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#48  Edited By the_stegman  Moderator

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#49  Edited By daniel_shin_798

execute order 66.

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#50  Edited By RustyGates

He is a competent director and I'm sure he'll make a good effort but I was really wanting Guillermo Del Toro or Bryan Singer.

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