The Force is now with JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII.
I wasn’t expecting progress to happen so quickly since the news of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm back around Halloween 2012. Even more surprising was the initial report of Abrams declining the director’s chair when early candidate names were bandied about.

Trekkers were usually bemoaning the opinion that Abrams, an avowed SW fan, brought too much of Star Wars (and lens flares) into the 2009 Star Trek movie; so I guess the SW universe is in safe hands as it now moves forward.

Wow, imagine that. Episode VII will happen in our lifetimes. Then VIII and IX… And that means more toys to come! 🙂

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