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TFA JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Kuestmaster, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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  2. ManaByte

    ManaByte Chosen One star 5

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  3. David_Skywalker01

    David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master star 3

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    Wow! Not sure how to feel. Should be good.
     
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  4. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Wait...WHAT!?!?!
     
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  5. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

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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.
     
  6. Diggs

    Diggs Jedi Master star 4

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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

    JTShiro Jedi Youngling

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

    mattman8907 Jedi Master star 4

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

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    oh dear.
     
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  10. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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

    Digladio Jedi Master star 3

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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

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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  15. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Dislike.
     
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  16. Jedsithor

    Jedsithor Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  17. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

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

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    Lord TW Jedi Knight star 2

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

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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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

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.
     
  23. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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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

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Vastor Jedi Knight star 3

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