|Jumping ship from the U.S.S. Enterprise to the Millennium Falcon, reports |
say J.J. Abrams will bethe director of Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Wrap had the story first and reported that Abrams, who initially said he would be sticking with the Star Trek franchise that is overseen by Paramount, had a change of heart after a long courtship from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. Star Wars: Episode VII is currently being written by Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt and already has Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford lined up to reprise the roles that made them famous, so landing a big-name director that fanboys would approve of was one of the last remaining hurdles.
We'd have to imagine that a move like this from Abrams means his involvement with any future Star Trek films is out of the question, which is too bad because we love his 2009 reboot and are looking forward to Star Trek Into Darkness, but other than Brad Bird, we personally couldn't have hoped for a better director to take us back to the universe the George Lucas created.
We'll post updates as more information comes out, but just know how excited we are about this news. What do you think of Abrams' move from one franchise to the other? Would you have rather had a different director like Jon Favreau take a shot at it? Hit us up in the comments section!
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