J.J. Abrams confirmed to direct Star Wars. Disney confirmed the news late yesterday evening. “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller,” said Star Wars creator George Lucas. “He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”
In a statement, Abrams said, “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with [Lucas’ film chief Kathleen Kennedy] and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor.” “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid,” he added.Star Wars: Episode VII has been rumored for a 2015 release date, but Abrams has not committed to that timetable as of yet.