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Old 25-01-2013, 12:24
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“There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”

— J.J. Abrams on being offered the role as directing Star Wars Episode VII, Empire magazine Feb 2013
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Old 25-01-2013, 13:59
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I'm hoping Michael Bay is still in the running to direct. It'd be fun seeing how he manages to cram in footage of the US Armed Forces into a story set a long time ago in a a galaxy far, far away...
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Old 25-01-2013, 14:07
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oh god - please keep Lindeloff away from the script . otherwise we'll just get a load of plotlines that go nowhere .
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Old 25-01-2013, 14:25
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Guys, JJ Abrams and lens flare jokes are so 2010...

didn't you get the memo?
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Old 25-01-2013, 14:34
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I'm more worried by them remaking Highlander and casting Ryan Reynolds as the lead!!!!
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Old 25-01-2013, 20:22
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Personally I'd like to see David Yates direct it..
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Old 26-01-2013, 01:40
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I'm more worried by them remaking Highlander and casting Ryan Reynolds as the lead!!!!
Wait... WHAT?!
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Old 26-01-2013, 03:08
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It's not like Highlander has a whole heap of credibility to begin with, downhill after the first one is putting it mildly.

Any remake is unlikely to be worse than 2.
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Old 26-01-2013, 03:20
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Guys, JJ Abrams and lens flare jokes are so 2010...

didn't you get the memo?
Clearly, JJ didn't.
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Old 26-01-2013, 07:21
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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.
...and now it's been confirmed 4 rlz, I'm suspecting I was right
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Old 26-01-2013, 08:48
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http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2013/...ecting-gig/#/0

What happens to Star Trek Into Darkness if it get a sequel? Knowing Paramount, it'll probably be directed by Michael Bay
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:05
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Star Wars is going up-market. They're going to film in Kent.
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:11
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Lens flare comments all over the place. The internet is so witty isn't it?

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Old 26-01-2013, 10:19
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Yep..

J.J: I know there are certain shots where even I watch and think, "Oh that's ridiculous, that was too many."
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:32
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Does this mean that whenever JJ Abrams appears at something like Comic Con, there could be queues of Star Trek AND Star Wars fans lining up side by side for autographs?

I predict a riot!

Or more worryingly...

A CROSSOVER!

Star Trek vs Star Wars
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Old 26-01-2013, 10:38
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Or more worryingly...

A CROSSOVER!

Star Trek vs Star Wars
That would be both amazing and disturbing at the same time
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:09
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R2D2 does make a small cameo in Abrams Star Trek
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Old 26-01-2013, 11:15
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So long as George Lucas is not writing the script or directing, I'll be happy.

I rather have death by lens flare than overused cgi.
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Old 26-01-2013, 12:09
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Will Abrams be expected to step down from Star Trek to devote his time and attention to Star Wars? It seems unfathomable that he'd be allowed to do both and have the same passion for both.
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Old 26-01-2013, 12:38
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Lens flare comments all over the place. The internet is so witty isn't it?

This is exactly what I've been saying. It was tired the first time it was mentioned, and now it's just dreary..

Abrams' is getting criticism for a movie people haven't yet seen. That's reasonable.
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Old 26-01-2013, 12:45
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Why wouldn't he be allowed to do both? Star Trek 3 if there is another won't be till 2015 or 2016 plenty of time To do first Star Wars then the last trek then back to concentrate on Star Wars.
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Old 26-01-2013, 13:07
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Why wouldn't he be allowed to do both? Star Trek 3 if there is another won't be till 2015 or 2016 plenty of time To do first Star Wars then the last trek then back to concentrate on Star Wars.
It just seems like there would be a conflict of interest. Perhaps I'm wrong. Logistically of course he could direct both. I was more referring to there being a creative conflict. While not identical, both franchises have a lot of similarities. I found Abrams first Star Trek movie to be reminiscent in parts of Star Wars.
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Old 26-01-2013, 13:51
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It just seems like there would be a conflict of interest. Perhaps I'm wrong. Logistically of course he could direct both. I was more referring to there being a creative conflict. While not identical, both franchises have a lot of similarities. I found Abrams first Star Trek movie to be reminiscent in parts of Star Wars.
They're both set in space and have fast paced action-adventure. Thats's two similarities. What else? (You said they have a lot)

I don't see how any half decent director could have any kind of creative conflict, never mind someone like Abrams.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:00
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They're both set in space and have fast paced action-adventure. Thats's two similarities. What else? (You said they have a lot)

I don't see how any half decent director could have any kind of creative conflict, never mind someone like Abrams.
Isn't that enough? Those elements comprise the bulk of the stories.

As I said, I could be wrong. But I won't be surprised if Abrams steps down from Star Trek after his 2nd movie to concentrate on the Star Wars trilogy.
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Old 26-01-2013, 14:10
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Paramount say he's committed to produce a third ST film, but it says nothing about him directing it.
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