Official Info JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII

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

  1. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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  2. Bad_Feeling Force Ghost

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    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.
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  3. Kuestmaster Jedi Grand Master

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    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 Jedi Grand Master

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    I've got a bad feeling about this...
  5. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Let the Trekkie trolling begin! :p
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  6. windu4 Force Ghost

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    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.
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  7. Jedsithor Force Ghost

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    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.
  8. stormcloud8 Force Ghost

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    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.
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  9. Bad_Feeling Force Ghost

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    Don't let Lindelof near Star Wars. Ever.

    PLEASE.
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  10. Crankcase Jedi Master

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    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 Jedi Master

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    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:

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    I know what you're saying...it's not enough, is it?
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  12. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    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 Jedi Knight

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    Abrams has actually said he is more a fan of Star Wars than Star Trek. He is not a "Trekkie"
  14. Count Yubnub Force Ghost

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    No, Arndt is writing the script. The story is Lucas'.
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  15. DarthMane2 Force Ghost

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    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."
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  16. Kiki-Gonn Chosen One

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    If true I'll take it.
  17. stormcloud8 Force Ghost

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    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.
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  18. Kuestmaster Jedi Grand Master

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    you didn't make this liar, this is from a trailer of The Old Republic.
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  19. Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Master

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    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.
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  20. OldTimeFan Jedi Master

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    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
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  21. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Someone didn't get the joke...
  22. dolphin Chosen One

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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

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

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    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 Chosen One

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    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.
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