Updated: The official press release just dropped tonight and is included below.
So yeah, the news that broke the internet today and even stole my earlier scoop’s thunder.
He is directing Episode VII.
I really thought Jon Favreau was going to get the gig.
The Wrap story further says that:
Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy has been courting Abrams, one of the most successful directors and producers in Hollywood — and a man beloved by fanboys. He runs one of the industry’s top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like “Lost,” “Fringe” and “Alias.” He has also directed film spectacles “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek” and “Super 8.”
The lure of the Jedi was too strong, and it will no doubt complicate his relationship with Paramount, where Bad Robot is a top supplier. »
- El Mayimbe
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