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Back in October, the first thing Disney announced after it bought Lucasfilm was that Star Wars: Episode VII would hit theaters in 2015. But then, they decided to hire one of the busiest people in Hollywood to direct - J.J. Abrams. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that Abrams isn’t committed to that 2015 target date.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter Friday that Abrams isn’t committed to 2015. So, if production requires more time, Abrams will get it. That should be good news to Star Wars fans worried that Disney might rush to get sub-par product out as soon as possible.
Abrams has several projects both on the TV and film side of the business in the works. He has two TV pilots in the works. Collider also notes that he will still be involved with Star Trek 3 and Mission: Impossible 5, both projects at Paramount.
Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters on May 17. Meanwhile, Michael Arndt is working on the script for the new Star Wars movie.