JJ Abrams in talks for Star Wars Episode VII

News Ryan Lambie 24 Jan 2013 - 23:07
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If the latest US reports are correct, JJ Abrams could be the director of Star Wars Episode VII...

After weeks of speculation, of just about every noteworthy Hollywood director's name added to a list and then subracted, it appears we're one step closer to finding out who will helm Star Wars Episode VII. According to The Hollywood Reporter's sources, JJ Abrams is in talks to take on the project, which is being written by Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt, and thought to see the return of Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill to their roles.

Obviously, "in talks" is by no means a confirmation, but multiple sources are suggesting that Abrams will indeed be the director for the gig - one Hollywood industry site has suggested it's a "done deal". With these things being the way they are, we'll wait until we hear a formal confirmation before we speculate further, particularly since Abrams said only a month or so ago that he would remain to the Star Trek franchise.

It could be that Disney and Lucasfilm have made Abrams an offer he couldn't refuse.

More on this as it comes in.

THR

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