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The wait is finally over--Jeffrey Jacob Abrams will officially be directing the newest Star Wars Episode VII movie.
According to Guardian, many a fan of the Star Wars franchise had been waiting with bated breath since the news of the movie was spread last year. Initially, it had not received a good review with the general public but upon knowledge it would be Abrams that would be directing it--the news of the new flick settled in quite nicely. The movie was given a tentative release date of somewhere in 2015, though the new director will not confirm any commitment to that date quite yet.
"... the legacy couldn't be in better hands," commented George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars. Abrams is also the director of other successful films, such as Star trek and Mission Impossible III.
It has also been commented by E! that there have been many questions lingering around as to whether or not any persons from the original cast will be starring in the movie. Abrams was evasive in his responses, however.
"It's obviously way too early to talk specifics," the director said. "But I'm excited to actually start it."
Needless to say, this news was met with positive reviews and has only worked to increase the hype for the newest edition to the Star Wars franchise.
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