Star Trek director confirmed for Star Wars job

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J.J. Abrams

Mickey Mouse company Disney have officially confirmed that Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be directing the seventh Star Wars movie.

Abrams is the director of the current Star Trek reboot, the 2009 movie and this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness. He was also the creative genius behind the fabulous Fringe which sadly finished earlier this month.

“J.J. is the perfect director to helm this,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

“Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience”

Disney announced in October last year that they had bought Lucasfilm for $4billion and were planning a new trilogy of Star Wars movies which would continue from where Return of the Jedi left off. The first of these movies, Episode VII, is due in 2015.

Despite his work on Star Trek, Abrams has admitted that he was more of a Star Wars fan as a child and grew up watching the first three blockbuster movies.

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