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Eight Reasons Why JJ Abrams Is A Great Choice To Direct Star Wars
We look at what we can expect from Abrams’ Episode VII

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Despite claiming – to this magazine’s editor’s face – that he wasn’t going to be directing Star Wars, JJ Abrams is reportedly in negotiations to do just that. And we’re happy he is. Here’s why…

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Eight Reasons Why JJ Abrams Is A Great Choice To Direct Star Wars | 1. He’s Proven Himself With Star Trek
1. He’s Proven Himself With Star Trek

2009’s Star Trek reboot was a superbly entertaining ride that re-introduced the characters of Kirk, Spock and the rest for a new generation and told a fun story along the way. It also managed the supremely sneaky trick of rebooting the timeline to avoid the usual prequels-can’t-surprise-us problems without disrespecting the original series (thank you, alternate universe!), a move of pure chutzpah we’re still marvelling at. While we imagine Abrams won’t have quite as much latitude with Star Wars, Trek proves that he knows how to deliver the effects, the story and the characters of a major space opera in one thrilling package. What we’ve seen of Into Darkness makes us even more convinced he’s the man to go to War(s). And just think: if one director manages to reboot both Trek and Wars, it could unite these warring fandoms and bring peace to the galaxy.

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