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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. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm actually a fan of both franchises, but I know what you mean. I do feel a bit like someone has got their peanut butter in my chocolate, honestly. :confused:
     
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  2. Samayel_

    Samayel_ Jedi Knight star 2

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    J.J Abrams, if you are reading this... READ THE ENTIRE NJO AND LOTF SERIES NOW!!!!!
     
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  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    Wow, after he turned it down I figured that was that. But as he was one of three directors I have always thought would be good I am happy. I agree he should leave out the lens flare :p But otherwise I'm quite happy with this.

    But good lord between this and Star Trek he's not going to sleep for the next 5 years.
     
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  4. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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    Only good thing about this would be an increased chance of Star Trek going back to Star Trek.
     
  5. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There are reasons why Star Trek had to set aside the space exploration side of the franchise, and go for a more audience friendly approach. That reason is called MONEY. Now that people are likely to come see a Star Trek film, they can begin slipping the ideas and concepts ST is known for back in.

    It's the same reason why a Jurassic Park and Last of the Mohicans adapted straight from the novel would probably have been the suck.
     
  6. JevanShevu

    JevanShevu Jedi Knight star 1

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    he photoshopped lens flares. xD
     
  7. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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  8. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    JJ will direct another Star Wars film it seems. He already released his first back in 2009: Star Trek.
     
  9. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cool! I hope it's true...
     
  10. Aizakku Rorensu

    Aizakku Rorensu Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It's funny, this news doesn't excite me at all. I have no problem with J.J. Abrams, but it's just not exciting to me.

    Now that it's done though, what's the story going to be about? That's what's going to matter.
     
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  11. DeviantSpirit

    DeviantSpirit Jedi Knight star 1

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    Whatever the outcome, JJ Abrams knows how to make a fun adventure story in a grand scope and setting. Couldn't be happier with the choice so far.
     
  12. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    and Marion Cotillard said she wasn't Talia Al'Ghul.
     
  13. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow, I was pretty sure it was gonna be Vaughan. I feel like I should be eating crow right now. I have no problem with Abrams being the guy, but man what a liar. :)
     
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  14. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The trailer and the previews for the new film tell me otherwise. Seems just as insipid and brain dead as the first one to me.
     
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  15. Figrin D'aniel

    Figrin D'aniel Jedi Knight star 2

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    While I'm not really sure yet what I think of J.J. Abrams directing Star Wars, the one thing that makes me happy about is that means there is a really great chance of Michael Giacchino doing the music! Giacchino has done the music for like almost all of J.J. Abram's films and tv series so far: Star Trek, Super 8, Lost Fringe, etc.

    Yes John Williams would definitley be my first choice but if he can't do it then I think Michael Giacchino is a very good choice for it. He is really good at creating themes and motifs for characters in a similar way to John William's music.
     
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  16. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 9

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    They clearly courted him until he wore down. It's official. Variety is the main business paper of Hollywood. They only report things they have checked with people's agents and studios.

    Edit: Oh and I wish they could get Affleck to direct a second film.
     
  17. KED12345

    KED12345 Jedi Master star 4

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    In your opinion*
     
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  18. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I agree with all of this.
     
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  19. Lando's Little Maneuver

    Lando's Little Maneuver Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I think you're all getting a little pissy over nothing.
    Abrams Star Trek was a wonderful film. It took something that was terrible uncool, and made it exceptionally cool.

    If he can undo the naffness of the PT, we'll be well on our way to getting Star Wars back on that mighty pedestal it reigned from pre 99.
     
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  20. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Plot twist :p

    Lando's Little Maneuver I am fine with the decision since I think he's a good director, but he does drop projects for others. I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves Trek for Wars since that's apparently what he wanted in the first place. His Trek movie is a Star Wars film in disguise.
     
  21. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel New Films Lawgiver & Casual Flyer star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    He's trying to heal the gap between Trekkies and Star Wars fans. :)
     
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  22. ThatWanFromStewjon

    ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Knight star 4

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    Awesome news. It has an air of truth about it, in that it doesn't seem like the usual bull about the Saga doing the rounds.

    I hope it's true.
     
  23. episodenone

    episodenone Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    As much distain as i have for Ben Affleck -- he could certainly become Jacen in my mind's eye
     
  24. ThatWanFromStewjon

    ThatWanFromStewjon Jedi Knight star 4

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    That's classic Abrams. He is a master of diversion and the shell game.

    Kiss any hopes of leaks and rumours from the set goodbye.
    :D
     
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  25. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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