'Star Wars: Episode VII' lands director J.J. Abrams

By Stephanie Kaplan,
Disney has chosen J.J. Abrams to direct the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel

While reports previously stated Abrams was not interested in directing the newest “episode” of the Star Wars franchise, multiple sources are now claiming the Star Trek director has hopped on board with Disney.

According to ComingSoon.net, when news broke of a new Star Wars movie in the works, Abrams first declined the offer.

Abrams previously stated, “There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."

TheWrap.com reports that recent Golden Globe winner, Ben Affleck, was also in the running for the coveted spot.

Abrams just finished several other projects including the wrapping up of the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. Additionally, Abrams' science fiction drama, Fringe aired its series finale on Jan 18.

The movie is set to release sometime in 2015. Do you guys think Abrams is a good fit?



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