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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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