It’s Official: JJ Abrams Directing Episode VII!

Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy has been courting Abrams, one of the most successful directors and producers in Hollywood — and a man beloved by fanboys. He runs one of the industry’s top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like “Lost,” “Fringe” and “Alias.” He has also directed film spectacles “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek” and “Super 8.”

Does this mean Lightsabers will cause lens flares now? I’m not quite sure what to think of this yet. You better believe we’ll be talking about this on the next podcast.

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