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Back in November when it emerged that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had written a treatment for Disney's forthcoming Star Wars trilogy, three names were said to top the studio's wishlist to step into the director's chair for Star Wars: Episode VII - J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) and George Lucas' good buddy Steven Spielberg (Lincoln). While all three subsequently went public to downplay their interest, Abrams has now become the first to go on record to state that he was approached about the job:

"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," Abrams told Empire (via ComicBookMovie). "I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be »

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