After weeks of speculation, it’s being reported by The Wrap that despite previously denying any intention to do so, Star Trek: Into Darkness Director J.J. Abrams has agreed to direct the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.
This comes on the heels of Disney officially purchasing LucasFilm and all the properties associated with the Star Wars films and extended universe therein and announcing the true sequel in the film franchise with a target release of 2015.
It’s also been said that “Little Miss Sunshine” writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for Episode VII. No further details about the plot exist at this time.
And is it just me, or does having a director of Star Trek taking over Star Wars break some sort of weird nerd law? Either way, keep it locked here for further developments.
*UPDATE*: The speculation of what director will step in has ceased. LucasFilm has officially confirmed Abrams’ taking on of Star Wars: Episode VII.
(Thanks The Wrap)