Next week, J.J. Abrams’s brand new space-set sci-fi epic “Star Trek Into Darkness” opens across the galaxy, and soon after Abrams will be faced with an even more intergalactic challenge: continuing the “Star Wars” saga for Disney. While promoting “Star Trek Into Darkness,” Abrams and his ‘Trek’ costar Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty) discussed the cultural importance of “Star Wars,” the differences between the two franchises, and how Abrams is… Continue reading JJ Abrams and Simon Pegg on 'Star Wars Episode 7': It's 'The Further Adventures of Jar Jar Binks'
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Disney issued the following press release last night, officially announcing that J.J. Abrams will be directing the Star Wars sequel off a script by Michael Arndt, with Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan consulting. You can read the press release below, and here’s the original story.
Also, sound off in our discussion post: Are You For or Against J.J. Abrams Directing ‘Star Wars Episode VII’?
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With the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the much-anticipated new “Star Wars” film, we realized he’s already demonstrated how the George Lucas series helped inspire his body of work. Daddy issues? Secret siblings? Cocky antiheroes who ultimately save the day? Check, check and check. And we could argue that “Lost””s Hurley and Charlie owe something to R2D2 and C3PO, too.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments from… Continue reading J.J. Abrams: 10 'Star Wars' Moments From His TV Shows
So, J.J. Abrams is directing “Star Wars Episode VII”?
According to the Wrap, the filmmaker will be taking on the next chapter in the series. This contradicts earlier reports where Abrams stated he had turned it down.
“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,” Abrams told Empire Magazine… Continue reading J.J. Abrams, 'Star Wars' Director: Filmmaker May Take On Next Chapter For Disney (UPDATE)