This was such good news to hear. If you haven’t heard it already check out the blurb below.
J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.
I was wondering what others thought about this. Do you think it is a good idea or a recipe for disaster?
I honestly think this is one of the better things to come out of Hollywood in a while. J.J. has proven with Star Trek, Cloverfield, and Super 8, etc. that he has what it takes to not only work with big budgets, but in the Science Fiction genre as well. If the man got me interested in Star Trek, which I was never a big fan of, can you imagine what he will do with a franchise I love (not the prequels, just the original trilogy)? The mind races with possibilities. I hope this turns out great. If he can give me just a piece of the magic I felt for the original trilogy as a child. I will be more than pleased with this movie. I know Super 8 gave me that child like feeling all over again so we know he’s capable of pulling it off.
So, what are your thoughts on J.J. doing the next Star Wars movie?