J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII, According To Disney

By Vamien McKalin email: v.mckalin@mobilenapps.com | Jan 27, 2013 11:01 AM EST

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The moment we all have been waiting for has finally arrived - Disney has found a director for Star Wars: Episode VII. The man who will see the next film into greatness is no other than J.J. Abrams, the same man behind the new Star Trek movies.

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The rumors of J.J. Abrams directing the neext installment of Star Wars movie was all over the Internet, but the moment Disney came out with a press release confirming this, that's when all hell broke loose in the land of geekdom that has been and will always be.

According to Kathleen Kennedy, CEO of Lucasfilms:

"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Kennedy. "J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture."

Exciting indeed. If Abrams can calm his nerves and forget about the last Star Wars trilogy and how bad they were, he could pull this off. It is never easy for a director jumping on the bandwagon of a popular franchise that has failed to excite fans in its last three outings. If Star Wars: Episode VII fails badly, it would be another 10 years before fans get the chance to see the Jedi Knights in action on the big screen again.

One thing we as fans ask of J.J Abrams: Please don't do this in 3D. We honestly don't want lasers attempting to hit us in the face. That's not cool, 3D is not cool.

J.J. Abrams is mostly known for LOST, Alias, Super 8, and Star Trek. All the mentioned TV shows and movies are among the best, so we have high hopes for a J.J. Abrams-inspired Star Wars: Episode VII hitting the theaters in 2015.

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