Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has reportedly been signed to direct Star Wars Episode VII. This would be the first time Star Trek and Star Wars has been handled by the same creative force (pun intended).
Disney, who purchased the Star Wars saga from Lucasfilm’s late last year has apparently been courting Abrams for a while, impressed by what he has been doing for Star Trek and hoping he can do the same for Star Wars.
Abrams would direct only the first (at least for now) of the 3 planned sequels taking place after the original saga that included Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
While Abrams has proven himself to be fairly good at science fiction, Star Wars to me has always had a bit more fantasy/space opera feel and personally I’m sure if he has the touch for it. What do you think?