JJ Abrams to Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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That’s right. LOST creator and Star Trek/Star Trek Into Darkness Director JJ Abrams is now officially taking the helm of Star Wars as the Director of Episode VII. This is a bit of a surprise given Abrams himself said back in December that he would be watching the new Star Wars movie from a theatre seat and not the Director’s chair, but clearly that did not stay true for long. It has been reported that Lucasfilm Chief and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy has apparently been courting Abrams for a while. So it appears that lens flares will now be a part of at least one Star Wars movie.

It is kind of crazy to think that Abrams will now be behind the two largest sci-fi franchises in history Star Trek and Star Wars.

The JJ Abrams directed Star Trek Into Darkness, one of the biggest movies of 2013, will hit theatres this May.

The JJ Abrams directed Star Wars Episode VII, will hit theatres Summer 2015.

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