1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

  2. Enter the Episode IX Treatment Contest! Details here!

  3. A Rule For Everyone To See:

    The New Films staff strive to create a fun and welcoming environment for all users. This forum is a place for discussing the films, which means that you think the films are worth discussing. Constructive criticism (as deemed by the moderating staff) is welcome and encouraged. Bashing of any kind will not be tolerated anywhere outside The Sanctuary thread. See the new rules thread here. Bans can and will be handed out to anyone who doesn't abide by the forum rules.

TFA JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

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

  1. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Jul 7, 2000
    I so hope he recasts!
    TheMasterOfSoresu, dolphin and Dra--- like this.
  2. Bad_Feeling

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 3, 2002
    Not sure how I feel about Abrams! He's an amazing action, 'spectacle' director and in that way he's perfect for Star Wars, but on the other hand... he's already got Star Trek. Not sure if he should be given another huge sandbox to play in.
    kainee likes this.
  3. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 17, 2012
    it's funny to think how all the trekkies will rage when Abrams is asked a milion times more about star wars than star trek.
  4. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 3, 2012
    I've got a bad feeling about this...
  5. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Oct 31, 2012
    Let the Trekkie trolling begin! :p
  6. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

    May 15, 2008
    There's no denying the fact that JJ Abrams is a talented director and his reboot of Star Trek was something I enjoyed immensely. My two issues are that 1) he's a Trekkie but I can get over that 2) he **** all over Star Trek EU so that makes me wonder if he's going to respect Star Wars' EU. Other than that I'm (tentatively) excited.

    Watch your language.
  7. Jedsithor

    Jedsithor Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Oct 1, 2005
    I don't want Abrams to direct...but what makes this news potentially awful is that it could mean Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof coming in to do script rewrites.

    Bring Back George.
    KenW likes this.
  8. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

    May 24, 2002
    I hated Lost and stopped watching after a couple of seasons, but I don't deny he is a quality director. My problem with Lost was the story, which Arndt is handling here. The combo of Arndt and Abrams, with a Lucas outline, should knock it out of the park. Expectations are going to soar back to pre-TPM level with him attached to the project. The "Lucas raped my childhood" crowd are going to forget the last decade and expect this to be the movie they wanted in 1999.
    Padme501st and Episode Swag like this.
  9. Bad_Feeling

    Bad_Feeling Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 3, 2002
    Don't let Lindelof near Star Wars. Ever.

    JoinTheSchwarz likes this.
  10. Crankcase

    Crankcase Jedi Knight star 1

    Dec 20, 2012
    This would be great. But I think something's fishy. Especially mentioning Ben Affleck as contender. Let's wait for the official announcement.
  11. Feng Shui Engine

    Feng Shui Engine Jedi Padawan star 1

    Jan 24, 2013
    Thought I'd make an account on these forums after loitering around for so long. Just want to say I'm excited by this news, and I made/photoshopped this image in anticipation of J.J Abrams' Star Wars movie:


    I know what you're's not enough, is it?
    Justrec, LaForzaViva, Echo-07 and 5 others like this.
  12. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 24, 2000
    what the heck I just saw this on my Facebook feed. Star Trek and Star Wars? Hmm not sure how I feel about this.
  13. Darth Georgia

    Darth Georgia Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 5, 2012
    Abrams has actually said he is more a fan of Star Wars than Star Trek. He is not a "Trekkie"
  14. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

    Oct 1, 2012
    No, Arndt is writing the script. The story is Lucas'.
    Episode Swag and Alexrd like this.
  15. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alright, I'm all for it. Definitly unexpected. He's a good enough director for Star Wars, and this will be the closest thing we'll get to a Spielberg directed Star Wars film.

    Also works since many of the reviews for the Star Trek said that, "This is what the prequels should have been."
  16. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Feb 26, 2001
    If true I'll take it.
  17. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

    May 24, 2002
    Kennedy is not messing around at all with this movie. Go big or go home. She nabbed an Oscar winning screenwriter and one of the most respected of the next generation of directors. Good for her.
    Padme501st, Echo-07, Dra--- and 4 others like this.
  18. Kuestmaster

    Kuestmaster Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 17, 2012

    you didn't make this liar, this is from a trailer of The Old Republic.
    Chewbacca89 and Pro Scoundrel like this.
  19. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

    Nov 26, 2012
    I'm pretty jazzed about this. When the ST was first announced my first thought was "Wouldn't it be cool if they could get JJ to direct it"
    Later on I was more hopefull for Fincher, but I'm really glad he got the gig over Vaghan or Favreau.
    Echo-07 likes this.
  20. OldTimeFan

    OldTimeFan Jedi Knight star 2

    Jul 28, 2011
    I find the Star Wars vs Star Trek battles very funny as I am a fan of the two.
    I must admit he gave us a good fun Star Trek movie but I hated the brewery being used as a star ship interior.
    I think he can deliver a fun Star Wars movie with fun dialog but I hope he is not let mess up the look of the Star Wars universe.
    Classic Trilogy had real sets Prequel Trilogy had green screen Sequel Trilogy will feature Apple's new plant in China?:D
  21. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 7, 2009
    Someone didn't get the joke...
  22. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 5, 1999

    Outside of Spielberg, Cameron, and Nolan -- JJ Abrams is the best Director today. Perfect!!!
    El_Machete12 likes this.
  23. dolphin

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 5, 1999

    hahahhaha...lens flare! You must also frequent AICN. :)
  24. stormcloud8

    stormcloud8 Jedi Master star 4

    May 24, 2002
    Understood. Note that I mentioned both Lucas and Arndt. I think the combo is perfect. Lucas is the ultimate storyteller but unable to translate to a script. Arndt will take the story and develop a great script. And Abrams is highly capable of translating that to a well directed movie. I think this is the perfect storm.
  25. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 18, 1999
    Wow. Can't say as I expected to see this revealed today! I'll wait for official confirmation, but all the big sites seem to think it's locked. I dig JJ, and feel like he'll respect the franchise.
    Echo-07 likes this.