24 January 2013 3:49 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Massive, massive news today kids: Apparently it’s J.J. Abrams’ world, and we’re just living in it. J.J. Abrams, the Bad Robot man, who has created or shepherded nerd heaven in the forms of Alias, Felicity, Lost, Fringe, Revolution, Person Of Interest, Alcatraz, Undercovers, Cloverfield, Super 8, Star Trek, the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, Mission Impossible: III, and Ghost Protocol, is now in charge of bringing Star Wars Episode VII to the big screen.

Back in November, Abrams was one of many people to be flattered by the idea of directing the film, but politely declined. This is what he had to say:

“Look, Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time. I frankly feel that – I almost feel that, in a weird way, the opportunity for whomever it is to direct that movie, it comes with the burden of being that kind of iconic movie and series. »

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