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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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Eight Reasons Why JJ Abrams Is A Great Choice To Direct Star Wars | 4. He Respects Mythologies
4. He Respects Mythologies

Directors like Michael Bay can talk all they want about “channelling” the Transformers story or other properties. But Abrams understands storied mythologies on an instinctive level; he’s created several of them with, for instance, Alias and the work he did on the Lost pilot. With Star Trek, despite not even being a particular fan of the original series, he’s managed to produce something that kept fans and newcomers happy. In contrast, he’s such a Star Wars fan that he said his love was one of the reasons he didn’t want to take on George Lucas’ universe, for fear of disappointing, er, himself. But that deep love and knowledge should be a plus when it comes to helping Star Wars take its next cinematic step. And he’s never been afraid to tackle big subjects...

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1 More like Lucas sold it to Disney....
Has anyone ever asked themselves who all was considered to take over when George was done? I imagine it was a pretty short list. And looking back in time...yea, i'm old too...George has had a long history with Disney. And when i heard the news....no suprise. But when you take into consideration of everthing else that "mickey" has his hands in I don't think it's as big a deal as most people seem to make it. As for J.J., i got faith, i've liked a lot of his work. Question is who will do Episode VIII? More

Posted by sithlord1791 on Saturday February 2, 2013, 02:04

2 It seems that you are mistaken. About a great...many...things!
Disney buys Lucasfilm. My reaction.....oh well, they can't mess it up any more than the prequals did. Abrams is directing......ok, NOW I'm excited. Hurry up and make it ! More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Wednesday January 30, 2013, 14:02

3 Walter Bishop as a Jedi
Normally I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there, please make this happen, Superman! More

Posted by sowasred2012 on Saturday January 26, 2013, 23:49

4 Hmm... not my choice
I think Abrams is a little too quirky for Star Wars. I don't want someone putting a twisty/lens-flarey slant on Star Wars, just someone willing to follow the style of the original trilogy. That being said, he was probably the biggest Star Wars fan on the shortlist so I hope he's gonna prove me wrong. More

Posted by lsdbaby on Saturday January 26, 2013, 17:56

5 Confirmed
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/26031/it-s-official-ab rams-set-for-star-wars More

Posted by monkeez1 on Saturday January 26, 2013, 09:43

6 Confirmed
http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/26031/it-s-official-ab rams-set-for-star-wars More

Posted by monkeez1 on Saturday January 26, 2013, 09:26

7 Walter Bishop
John Noble would make a great Jedi Master dropping LSD and other mind altering substances. More

Posted by monkeez1 on Saturday January 26, 2013, 09:07

8 All for it!
Why not? no other names spring readily to mind. Surely it cant be any worse than episode I?! More

Posted by Jonda Fett on Saturday January 26, 2013, 01:17

9 .... steady now ....
Lets not all soil our underwear at once nerd-herders. I, for one, am experienced (read old) enough to vividly remember the laundry bill when Lucas confirmed Episode 1 (and I'm still trying to forget the even larger one when we watched it!!) Still, I'd bet my home planet that it's not gonna say Jar Jar Abrams on his birth certificate. More

Posted by waynesport on Saturday January 26, 2013, 00:39

10 RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
I'm a fan of both Star Trek and Star Wars, so I'm really excited to see what JJ will do with Wars. He knows that he's gonna have to make it as different to Trek as he can. So many franchise stans on here rabble rousing! It would be kind of amazing if he opened VII at the start of Episode One and just pulled a Trek and told the prequels in another universe. More

Posted by HulkySmashSmash on Friday January 25, 2013, 21:30

11 There is a disturbance in the force
this sounds really bad....he is not good enough for this....first Star Trek good (not unbelievably excellent...good)...super 8 good (just good)...everything else including MI 3...crappola...I fear this More

Posted by Paddy Kieran on Friday January 25, 2013, 19:47

12 There is a disturbance in the force
this sounds really bad....he is not good enough for this....first Star Trek good (not unbelievably excellent...good)...super 8 good (just good)...everything else including MI 3...crappola...I fear this More

Posted by Paddy Kieran on Friday January 25, 2013, 18:23

13 RE:
L: MrTrick John Noble would be great.. but Joshua Jackson also has a distinct Jedi quality about him. IRC Joshua Jackson was one of the leading contenders for the role of Anakin Skywalker. So maybe they could make up for that this time around and make him a son of Han and Leia or some such? More

Posted by steverogers5 on Friday January 25, 2013, 16:33

14 Reason number nine
There's gonna be a waterslide in the board of Millenium Falcon too! More

Posted by Pelle on Friday January 25, 2013, 16:30

15 Reason number nine
There's gonna be a waterslide in the board of Millenium Falcon too! More

Posted by Pelle on Friday January 25, 2013, 16:22

16 RE: WALLLLLT...ER!
L: christofurr I would love to see John Noble in almost anything, I already miss Walter :( I'd just like to point out on page 2 that umm, we STILL don't know what LOST's island was 'all about' - the finale revealed bugger all - the biggest anti-climax in the history of television know that this is straying OT but did people honestly not get what the Island was "all about" on Lost? They spent quite a bit of time towards the end dealing with that. Including an entire episode dedicated to the Island's ancient history. More

Posted by TheScifiboy on Friday January 25, 2013, 16:05

17 8 bad reasons
Lost sucked...MI3 sucked...Fringe eventually sucked so I'm told, only produced Cloverfield...super 8 was good but not great...Star trek is his best so far, should stick to it.......Spielberg wannabe...who actually doesn't deserve to lace the boots of the great man....oh wow is that the God light (lens flare) again...not happy with this...hope I'm wrong More

Posted by Paddy Kieran on Friday January 25, 2013, 15:04

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John Noble would be great.. but Joshua Jackson also has a distinct Jedi quality about him. More

Posted by MrTrick on Friday January 25, 2013, 14:52

19 Oh yeah
That is the single best reason I've heard for JJ doing Star Wars - John Noble getting a role in the franchise. That man is so good, I could watch him in anything. Walter, your second big screen franchise awaits you. More

Posted by Moonbucket on Friday January 25, 2013, 14:37

20 RE: WALLLLLT...ER!
L: christofurr I would love to see John Noble in almost anything, I already miss Walter :( I'd just like to point out on page 2 that umm, we STILL don't know what LOST's island was 'all about' - the finale revealed bugger all - the biggest anti-climax in the history of television He would then be the second actor to do both LOTR and SW :) More

Posted by Overmind on Friday January 25, 2013, 14:31

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