Despite a lot of speculation and some heated arguments, Disney has confirmed J.J. Abrams as the nextin the Star Wars Franchise.
Among the bigger concerns for many fans, or not fans, is the potential conflict of interest. Should the man responsible for the revival of rival franchise, Star Trek, be given the reins to Star Wars? If you overlook what Abrams said about being able to do what he did with Star Trek because he’s not a fan of the franchise, but is a fan of Star Wars, he’s totally capable of making this a blockbuster (it would be no matter what, in my opinion — even if I directed it). However, being a fan, he could totally fall on his face.
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Here’s what three important people had to say:
“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.”
“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.”
“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 when I was as a kid.”