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It was one thing when J.J. Abrams took the reins for Star Trek. But it's a whole other can of space worms with Star Wars. It's a movie franchise we never thought would be revived, for starters, plus fans have already gone through a major excitement–disenchantment cycle thanks to Episodes I, II, and III. And yet, here we are, hearts a-flutter with news that Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars. While we don't know where or when Episode VII is set, we do know that Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt is writing the script. And based on Abrams's body of work, we're guessing it could include these Abrams calling cards.1. Characters making their own family J.J. Abrams loooooves people hauling around emotional baggage who eventually decide that despite the heartache or frustration borne from their natural families, they can have a new kind of family! Together! »


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