J.J. Abrams to Direct Next 'Star Wars': Will He Do the Franchise Justice?
SodaHead Film 2013/01/25 15:00:00
J.J. Abrams seems to have changed his mind after previously saying, “I’m not the director you looking for.” News broke yesterday that the 46-year-old, who left TV fans stranded on the island on “Lost,” has signed on to helm the highly anticipated film “Star Wars: Episode VII.” According to reports, Abrams beat out other A-listers like the currently white-hot Ben Affleck for the gig.
On some levels it makes sense. Abrams is a well-respected guy in Hollywood. And he already revived “Star Trek” to the delight of the franchise’s ferociously critical devotees. But it’s no secret that Trekkies and “Star Wars” fans have long been embittered in a battle over which series is superior. So it’s interesting to consider the notion that one man would be responsible for modernizing both. Will he do for the elder Han Solo what he managed to do for the young Mr. Spock?
If he comes to the table with the same level of reverence with a hint of camp that he did for “Trek,” he might pull it off. And he could possibly kickstart the final trilogy and restore some of the luster that was lost in the first three episodes. So, do you think J.J. Abrams will do the "Star Wars" franchise justice?
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