It’s Official: J.J. Abrams Doing Star Wars
11:30 am, January 26th, 2013
It’s official: J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars.
Disney confirmed the poorly-kept secret late Friday.
“I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
In a statement, Abrams said, “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with [Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy] and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor.”
“I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid,” he added.
Star Wars: Episode VII has been rumored for a 2015 release date, but Abrams is reportedly not committed to that timetable.
His Star Trek Into Darkness will open in May (see trailer here).
What do you think about Abrams getting Star Wars?
Follow @GossipCop on Twitter!
Like us on Facebook!
You might like:
- Top Celebrity Engagements and Weddings from 2013
- Scarlett Johansson is Pregnant With Her First Child!
- Pregnant Celebrities: Bump Watch 2014
- Keeping Up With Kourtney Kardashian: Is Attachment Parenting for You?
- Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Talks Parenting and Pregnancy
- Super Cute: Jordin Sparks Wows in a Bikini
- Vivica Fox Comes After Brandi: Inside The Fight
- Khloe Kardashian and French Montana: Did They Confirm Their Love?
- Major Legal Drama: Why is Drake Being Sued?
- Karrueche Tran Supports Her Man Chris Brown in Court