Lucasfilm confirms the news
The official announcement arrived Friday night in a statement from Lucasfilm, Disney and Abrams. “It’s very exciting to have JJ aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said executive producer Kathleen Kennedy. “JJ is the perfect director to helm this. 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, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”
George Lucas went on to say, “I’ve consistently been impressed with JJ as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honour,” JJ Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”
Star Wars: Episode VII will boast a script from Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt, a life long Wars fan who lectures about the script for the 1977 original as a model of great storytelling. What you think of the Choice of Director ?