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 J.J. Abrams is poised to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′, according to our sister site, Deadline! Is he the right fit?

While he’s currently working on Star Trek, and doing quite a tremendous job with it, J.J. Abrams has reportedly been tapped to take on one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, Star Wars! A new report from our sister site Deadline.com says that the newly-announced Star Wars: Episode 7 is now in J.J.’s hands. Is it a good idea?

Deadline received confirmation from a source close to the situation. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” their source said.  The report also reveals that Ben Affleck had been a contender for the job, as well!

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