Forceful rumors claim: J.J. Abrams to direct the next ‘Star Wars’


The war between Star Trek and Star Wars films’ fans may be over, since director J.J. Abrams is set to direct them both.

According to Deadline, the man behind the hit ABD series “Lost” is going to renew the adventures of the Jedis and the Siths in Star Wars Episode VII. The website cites sources with “knowledge of the situation,” who claim that it’s a “done deal.”

The idea behind creating the seventh movie in the successful series began after Disney bought George Lucas’ Lucasfilm last October for $4 billion. Abrams’ other space saga, “Star Trek,” will hit the big screen in May, with the sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

According to Disney, Episode VII is targeting a 2015 release, and already has Michael Arndt (“Toy Story 3”) in charge of the script.

Based on Abras’ previous work, “Star Wars Episode VII” should also include Khan, the smoke monster and that weird lizard thing from “Cloverfield.”

Or like Yoda should say: “The numbers, bad they are!”

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