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SlashNX 24-01-2013 22:03

JJ Abrams CONFIRMED to direct Star Wars
 
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/articl...xclusive-74596

Part of me wishes it went to a more of an outsider director, as it is kind of a safe pair of hands. However I would rather it be with a safe pair of hands than someone like McG or Bay.

So goodbye Star Trek trilogy... hello Star Wars!

Bluray 24-01-2013 22:19

"An individual with knowledge of the production has told The Wrap"

So not exactly confirmed then.

It may well be true but I'll take it with a pinch of salt until an official press release from Disney.

Motthus 24-01-2013 22:25

Yeah its just rumours at the moment untill its officially confirmed

theonlyweeman 24-01-2013 22:52

I'm sure JJ Abrams has repeatedly said it is NOT him. I read somewhere that he was asked by Walt Disney but he didn't want to do both Trek and Wars and would rather watch Star Wars as a fan so turned the offer down.

PunksNotDead 24-01-2013 23:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 63837090)
I read somewhere that he was asked by Walt Disney but he didn't want to do both Trek and Wars and would rather watch Star Wars as a fan so turned the offer down.

JJ was 4 Months old when Walt died? Looking forward to Episode VII just wonder how the fans will react as Star Trek & Star Wars fans don't tend to get on very well with each other! :D

theonlyweeman 24-01-2013 23:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by PunksNotDead (Post 63837470)
JJ was 4 Months old when Walt died? I'm looking forward to it i just wonder how the fans will react as Star Trek & Star Wars fans don't tend to get on very well :D

I was referring to The Walt Disney Company :D and I very much doubt JJ Abrams would do it, seeing as he has a good working relationship with pretty much every studio but Disney, and presumably wants to continue working Trek...

Kirah 24-01-2013 23:20

Is this fulfilling the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Sci-Fi genre? Uniting both Star Trek and Star Wars with copious quantities of lens flare?

Matt D 25-01-2013 00:13

I just hope he doesn't bring along Lindelof to write it...

lordo350 25-01-2013 00:22

Hmmmm interesting

downtonfan 25-01-2013 00:22

Why is 'confirmed' ALWAYS IN BIG BLOCK CAPITALS LETTERS?

Fizzbin 25-01-2013 01:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 63837090)
I'm sure JJ Abrams has repeatedly said it is NOT him. I read somewhere that he was asked by Walt Disney but he didn't want to do both Trek and Wars and would rather watch Star Wars as a fan so turned the offer down.

The prospect of twice the amount of lens flare he could get from the twin suns of Tattooine made him reconsider...

dee123 25-01-2013 01:19

Let the lens flare be with you.

dee123 25-01-2013 01:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 63837090)
I'm sure JJ Abrams has repeatedly said it is NOT him. I read somewhere that he was asked by Walt Disney but he didn't want to do both Trek and Wars and would rather watch Star Wars as a fan so turned the offer down.

:eek: I hope he have a Ouija Board with him when he was asked!

treme 25-01-2013 07:30

Lens flare will destroy the new Super Dooper Death Star

theonlyweeman 25-01-2013 07:56

Digital Spy are reporting it as fact, has it actually been announced yet or are they overblowing rumours and murmuring?

(EDIT: Disney's ABC News are still suggesting it's just rumours and not actual fact http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...-wars-18307820 I'd be tempted to believe them over anyone else)

Bluray 25-01-2013 09:08

If you follow the link in the OP which is the website that "broke the news", you'll read in the first few lines that this apparent confirmation comes from someone working close to the production.
This is almost like a Sun report saying "an insider" said.......

It could quite well be true, but as i said earlier, i'll believe when Disney make the official announcement via a press conference/release.

darthbibble 25-01-2013 09:47

So who is Simon Pegg going to play?

The Terminator 25-01-2013 10:20

I'm suspecting the media+celebrity reaction is treating it as fact because it may have been a bit of an open-secret in their business that this was likely to happen.

Darthchaffinch 25-01-2013 10:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fizzbin (Post 63840632)
The prospect of twice the amount of lens flare he could get from the twin suns of Tattooine made him reconsider...

That made me laugh thanks! :D

Bluray 25-01-2013 10:30

The amount of vitriol aimed at JJ Abrams on the net is shocking but funny at the same time.

Some people really do hate him don't they!

treme 25-01-2013 10:46

Let's hope Lindelof joins and writes a truly baffling script which deals with the origin of the Jedi, a quest to find the answers to the Force, and Jedi Knights doing stupid stuff like trying to befriend Rancors and other dangerous aliens.

PunksNotDead 25-01-2013 10:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by darthbibble (Post 63843392)
So who is Simon Pegg going to play?

He will be replacing Anthony Daniels as C3PO:)

balthasar 25-01-2013 11:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by treme (Post 63844273)
Let's hope Lindelof joins and writes a truly baffling script which deals with the origin of the Jedi, a quest to find the answers to the Force, and Jedi Knights doing stupid stuff like trying to befriend Rancors and other dangerous aliens.

The flare is strong in this one.

treefr0g 25-01-2013 11:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fizzbin (Post 63840632)
The prospect of twice the amount of lens flare he could get from the twin suns of Tattooine made him reconsider...

lol :D

Brilliant

SHANK0055 25-01-2013 12:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fizzbin (Post 63840632)
The prospect of twice the amount of lens flare he could get from the twin suns of Tattooine made him reconsider...

Bravo sir :D


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