The internet is a buzz with word that J. J. Abrams has been asked to direct yet another super popular sci-fi franchise.
Yesterday it was reported that the person that breathed life back into Star Trek would be the one that was chosen to do the same to Star Wars. Geeks see the problem and a conflict, but Disney sees only someone that is appropriate for the job.
Disney bought Lucasfilms, and therefore Star Wars, late last year. His name was originally attached to the Star Wars VII movie (slated for release in 2015), but he denied that he was doing it.
Well, jokes on him. He’s doing it now.
Twitter and news sites have gone insane with this news. Abrams has proven, and not just with Star Trek, but also shows like Lost and Revolution, that he is able to handle this genre no problem.
But the moment you tap the director of Star Trek for Star Wars, you’re going to have a problem with the geek nation. At least the section of the nation that has made it more than well known that you can only like one OR the other, not both. I’m not one of those, so I think this news is just fine.
Abrams is a fan of the series, which is why he was reluctant to take it on when he was originally approached. Plus, who wants to be the person (that isn’t George Lucas), that screws up Star Wars? No one (except George Lucas).
Perhaps this conflict is what Disney was looking for when courting Abrams. One thing for sure, everyone will be watching him. Well, everyone that is waiting to see how hard he will fail, or how spectacularly he will succeed, anyway.
What do you think of this news?
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