Sources are saying that J.J. Abrams is going to take on the next Star Wars movie. See the details below from Deadline.com:
“Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be helming the next Star Wars movie. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” a source with knowledge of the situation told Deadline today. Argo director Ben Affleck was also up for the gig, the source says. Abrams was courted heavily by producer Kathleen Kennedy to take the Star Wars job. Expected in 2015, Abrams’ Episode VII effort will be the first new Star Wars movie since 2005′s Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Michael Arndt is writing the script for the first installment of the relaunch of George Lucas’ franchise by Disney. The company bought Lucasfilm on October 30, 2012 for $4 billion with the Force franchise as the jewel in the crown. At the time, CEO Bob Iger announced that three more Star Wars films were in the pipeline. Abrams is repped by CAA and Oasis Media Group.”
If this is true I think I might actually be excited about the next installment in the Star Wars franchise! But I should probably hold back my excitement until we get an official announcement from Abrams or Disney.