Well, it looks like we finally have a director for the already massively-hyped Star Wars sequel. The man taking on the job? None other than Star Trek director J.J. Abrams! This is quite an interesting turn of events, as Abrams at one point made it quite clear that he was NOT going to be involved. The news has recently broke and is currently running rampant across the internet. Entertainment Weekly is but one of the many media outlets confirming the news.
Abrams has a brief but impressive filmography, directing 2009’s Star Trek and 2011’s Super 8. He just finished filming Star Trek Into Darkness, so it looks like he’ll be jumping right into a new franchise. Star Trek to Star Wars… interesting. The man obviously knows his Sci-Fi, so I’ll say that Star Wars is in very good hands.
Star Wars: Episode VII is currently slated for a 2015 release, so I’m sure we’ll start hearing casting news and plot details in the near future.