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Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Kuestmaster Jedi Knight

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  2. ManaByte Force Ghost

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  3. David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master

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    Wow! Not sure how to feel. Should be good.
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  4. Darth Claire Madam Curator of New Films Fan Art

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    Wait...WHAT!?!?!
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  5. Kuestmaster Jedi Knight

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    more scoops.
    http://www.slashfilm.com/j-j-abrams-to-direct-star-wars-episode-vii/
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/24/jj-abrams-to-direct-star-wars-episode-vii?utm_campaign=ign main twitter&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
    RT @slashfilm Spielberg was a big component behind recommending JJ and having Kennedy push for him

    if it turns to be true is AMAZING news, believe me. He have a great passion for star wars and is an amazing storyteller. Just hopes he doesn't mess with flare lens and time travel in the SW universe.
    Last edited by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013
  6. Diggs Jedi Master

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    Wow, was not expecting that one... Interesting that Ben Affleck was also in the frame. Might we see him further on down the line?
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  7. JTShiro Jedi Youngling

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    Nice, wonder what changed his mind about directing it.
  8. mattman8907 Jedi Master

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    looking forward to seeing his take on Star Wars.
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  9. Count Yubnub Jedi Knight

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  10. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    While he was not my first choice to direct Star Wars I don't plan on getting upset or cranky about any new developes because I have faith that KK and LFL know what they're doing more than I could ever hope to! I'm very happy that we finally know! Congrats to Abrams and I wish him good luck!
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  11. ewoksimon Jedi Master

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    Hmm. I'll wait for the official announcement from Lucasfilm. Not great, but certainly very good. I liked his Star Trek, but I'm hoping he can gel his visual sensibilities with the rest of the saga.
  12. Frank T. Jedi Grand Master

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    After seeing Star Trek I thought JJ would be better suited for Star Wars instead.
  13. Digladio Jedi Master

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    What sucks is I have a feeling this news will just linger for the next few months without an official confirmation, much like the news about Kasdan's invovlement.
  14. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Count Yubnub Jedi Knight

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    Dislike.
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  16. Jedsithor Jedi Master

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  17. Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films

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    Please, no! I hope he can restrain himself!
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  18. Bad_Feeling Jedi Master

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    WHAT!? Not sure how I feel!?!??!
  19. Vastor Jedi Knight

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    Holy cow. Well guess this is a really good thing when we know he is a huge star wars fan.
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  20. Lord TW Jedi Knight

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    I think this is great. Super 8 was cool
  21. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Not really sure how I feel about this. I guess I should go and watch his movies now. Still would have liked Brad Bird to direct it.
  22. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I was going to say...I just saw this cross my Facebook newsfeed and I was like "...what!?"

    That said, I'm actually very optimistic about this news. I really enjoyed his Star Trek and Lost was outstanding. Hopefully he can bring good things to Star Wars.
    Last edited by HanSolo29, Jan 24, 2013
  23. SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London

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    Given there is no official confirmation on this I will take it with a pinch of salt.
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  24. Count Yubnub Jedi Knight

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    Well, let's wait until it gets confirmed by LFL and/or Abram himself.
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  25. Vastor Jedi Knight

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