And so, the wait is over... after reports this past week that Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams would be taking a trip to a galaxy far, far away, Disney and Lucasfilm have officially confirmed that the Abrams is set to helm Star Wars: Episode VII, the first chapter of Disney's new Star Wars sequel trilogy.
"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. "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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