J.J. Abrams revived Star Trek on the silver screen. Now he’ll get to play in another iconic genre universe.
Abrams has been tapped as the director for the next Star Wars installment. The Wrap reports that Abrams has accepted the directing duties for Episode 7.
The directing gig comes after months of pursuit by LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
Abrams initially denied rumors linking him to the film. However, it’s reported that the lure of bringing back “a galaxy far, far away” proved too enticing for Abrams.
We’ll have more details as they become available on this breaking story.