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It’s official! J.J. Abrams will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ Disney confirmed on Jan. 25! Is he the right fit?

While he’s currently working on the Star Trek sequel, J.J. Abrams has been persuaded to take on one of the biggest movie franchises of all time – Star Wars! HollywoodLife.com’s sister site Deadline.com says that the newly-announced Star Wars: Episode VII is now in J.J.’s hands, according to a statement released by Lucasfilms. Is it a good idea?

The Official Press Release

“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 »

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