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J.J. Abrams Will Reportedly Direct the Next Star Wars Movie

• Wired.com
 

Disney, which recently acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion, is currently closing a deal with Abrams to helm the first film in the new Star Wars series, according to reports from The Wrap and Entertainment Weekly. No other major details were released, but back when the Mouse House acquisition was announced, Disney said it planned to release Episode VII in 2015.

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” George Lucas said in a press release announcing the acquisition last October. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

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