It’s Official: J.J. Abrams will Direct Star Wars Episode VII

January 26, 2013 at 7:55 am | Posted in Entertainment, Episode VII, Lucasfilm, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has officially announced that J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars Episode VII.

 

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie. 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.” -Kathleen Kennedy

“I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.” -George Lucas

“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor. I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.” -J.J. Abrams

Of course we also know Michael Arndt will be writing the screenplay, Kathleen Kennedy will be executive producer, and George Lucas will be a creative consultant. StarWars.com also mentioned that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg will be “consulting on the project.” Kasdan was a screenwriter for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. (Note it was previously rumored that Kasdan and Kinberg would be writers for Episodes VIII and IX)

No word yet on whether J.J. Abrams will only be doing Episode VII or whether he’ll be doing all three.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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