25 January 2013 9:38 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

J.J. Abrams has officially decided to join Lucasfilm and, together, rule the galaxy.

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy announced tonight. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.” »


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