Report: J.J. Abrams Will Direct The Next Star Wars

Remember when J.J. Abrams said he wasn't going to direct the next Star Wars? Apparently, that's not true. According to a report by The Wrap, the Star Trek director will also be our new Star Wars director.

Michael Arndy, behind the film Little Miss Sunshine, is said to be writing the script.

Remember though: last time we heard Star Wars news, it was completely bogus. If this is real, then there might be some hope for future Star Wars films yet. If not real, dang — when will we learn who the new director is!?

Disney hopes to release a new Star Wars film in 2015.

J.J. Abrams Set to Direct Next 'Star Wars' Film (Exclusive) [The Wrap]

UPDATE: Deadline has confirmed this report.


    Hell YES. I hope to god this is true. He rescued Star Trek from the shitfest it had been since Insurrection. First Contact being the last good movie... bring it on, hopefully with less lensflares ;)

      HEY! Don't be hanging shit on Star Trek, there's- oh. You're talking about the movies. That's actually a good point.

      Never mind.

    I don't think thats a very wise decision. While Star Trek and Star Wars are different stories the content just seems way too close to put the same director on both franchises, will end up too samey.

      Star Trek (2009) was basically Star Wars ep 4 anyway. Even stole the Tatooine Sun scene.

        I never really pictured it this way, guess thats why its my favourite star trek movie, because its more like star wars

    I hope you guys like lightsabers that constantly give off lense flares.

    Last edited 25/01/13 11:07 am

      Imperial Marches with extra BWAAAAAAAAAA

    When Abrams directed Star Trek it was very clear from the result that he actually wished he was doing Star Wars instead. I think this is a good choice.
    I'm more fascinated in how the screenplay is being written by the writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3! :o

      He also wrote that new Tom Cruise sci-fi film Oblivion. Which looks interesting.

    My concerns:
    The active title will be "Attack of the Lens Flares"
    He will hire Chris Pine as Han Solo for shits n giggles
    Orci, Kurtzman or Lindelof will do re-writes on the screenplay to make it a turd like Transformers.

    My hopes:
    Anna Torv as Princess Leia (might be a bit too tall though)
    He'll keep John Williams as composer, anything less and the music just won't be Star Wars.
    Gary Oldman or Alan Rickman as Grand Admiral Thrawn

      Well we assume everyone alive will be back. So no recasting.

      Although if you were go to people from JJ's things.

      Evangeline Lilly as Leia
      Josh Holloway as Han.

      Maybe they could be their children. Although they're too old.

    Anyone who has a real objection to lens flare is a shrieking little sook. So what if he uses it? It's over in less than a couple of seconds, and it has literally no effect on the rest of the film.

      You mean it literally has an effect every three seconds for the rest of the film. ;-)

      Have you not watched a scifi movie recently?

      Lens flare is used in EVERY SINGLE SHOT nowdays, and it's all JJ Abram's fault for doing it in Star Trek


    just set it a century or so after return

    Sounds plausible - but I assumed he would be a producer instead. I was hoping to see Jon Favreau as Director.

    Hopefully the new star wars movies will live long and prosper

    in the immortal words of Darth Vader:


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