The cinematic universe that lives following those epic words A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away has grown by leaps an bounds since 1977. But no other event in the history of Star Wars has shaken more ground than the new that has just broke today (not even Greedo shooting first). Take a minute to let the following sink in…J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode VII…Yes you read that right. If you’re feeling queasy, that’s OK. It is a massive amount of information to process in one sitting. The quest for a director of Ep VII is over but this news now asks more questions than it answers…kind of like LOST actually.
Well as the man who wiped the Star Trek plate clean and delivered a reboot for the ages he’s certainly got our vote. I mean he’s got talent for story and style and knows how to appeal to fan boys and noobs alike. Also it doesn’t hurt that he has, in the past, got the blessing from film gods like Steven Spielberg and John Williams to name but a few. Honestly, there doesn’t seem to be one thing that sounds wrong in putting Abrams at the helm of this franchise. Well almost.
There is one little item we have to address and you all know the one I’m talking about. You know, it’s that other time tested spacey property called Star Trek. He’s got a hand in that too but schedule-wise, he’ll be free of the Enterprise just in time to start work on this with writer Michael Ardnt, but still, doesn’t that seem like a conflict of interest to anyone else? Well apparently Lucasfilm and Disney don’t mind and perhaps he is actually the one who will bring balance to the Force. Or better, the one who can bridge the cold hard divide between Trekkers and Fans of the Force.
While I don’t envy the amount of pressure he’ll be under to deliver, I certainly envy the fact that he’s most likely got free reign of what he wants to do. He really is king of the universe…and I bet 1,000 Republic credits I know who’s scoring the film:P We can Expect Ep. VII in 2015 so now I really can’t wait to hear more about the development. This is going to be a hot topic for some time so let’s get the ball rolling, shall we. What say you about J.J.’s new gig???
(Source: The Wrap)