J.J. Abrams Turned Down Star Wars: Episode VII

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While we may get some new updates on Star Wars: Episode VII in early 2013, it won’t be that Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams will be at the helm.

Speaking to Empire magazine, Abrams said he will be sticking to the “Star Trek” franchise. “I guess the franchises could go up against each other, but I’m not thinking that far ahead! I’m a huge fan of Star Wars, Empire and Jedi, and the idea of the world continuing is exciting and will be amazing. Kathy Kennedy is a friend and there are no smarter producers. It’s in great hands.”

He added that “there were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them.”

You can check out his previous quotes about “Star Wars” here. Who do you think should direct Star Wars: Episode VII?

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