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JJ Abrams (variety.com)

First man to direct Star Trek and Star Wars.

Here are all my tweets about this. (backofthehead.com)

(edited by John Orquiola on 24.1.13 1613)


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I would have preferred Joe Johnston, but knew that was never realistically going to happen.

Given the "tweaks" to Star Trek's design sense/effects style (ST2K9's warp effect is a letter-perfect jump to hyperspace homage), it seems like he was angling for this anyway, but never thought it would be available.



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I thought he already did a Star Wars movie, it was sadly called Star Trek. I am kinda ok with this move, its the film franchise he really wants to work with and has knowledge about. That said, light flares and shaky cam is not a Star Wars movie make.

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As long as this keeps "from executive producer, JJ Abrams" shows off the TV, I am all for it.



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I hope there isn't any more that lens flare.



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As long as he finds a way to bring back Boba Fett, all will be right.
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I think it's expected that with the Disney sale going through, Joe Johnston's Boba Fett movie will happen.
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He produced 'Lost' which starred Josh Halloway as Sawyer, and he's a perfect as a Solo/Skywalker offspring.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    He produced 'Lost' which starred Josh Halloway as Sawyer, and he's a perfect as a Solo/Skywalker offspring.

Yep, he was the Han Solo of that show. I am now coming around to the idea of more Star Wars. Boba Fett movie would be cool too, Star Wars doesn't always have to be epic in scope.
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There should be a role for Terry O'Quinn in this somewhere.
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    Originally posted by Mayhem

    There should be a role for Terry O'Quinn in this somewhere.


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Or MAYBE it could have NOTHING to do with "Lost!"



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I hope JoJo Abrams hires Felicity and Sydney Bristow for Star Wars!

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For the love of god, no time travel.
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When has there ever been time travel in a Star Wars movie?

A better pre-emptive complaint would be For the love of God, no Jedi Council meetings!

(edited by John Orquiola on 25.1.13 1251)


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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    When has there ever been time travel in a Star Wars movie?

    A better pre-emptive complaint would be For the love of God, no Jedi Council meetings!

    (edited by John Orquiola on 25.1.13 1251)


Well it's kind of worse that Ep1-3 are prequels and they try to shoe-horn stupid things like Anakin made C3PO.
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    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      He produced 'Lost' which starred Josh Halloway as Sawyer, and he's a perfect as a Solo/Skywalker offspring.

    Yep, he was the Han Solo of that show. I am now coming around to the idea of more Star Wars. Boba Fett movie would be cool too, Star Wars doesn't always have to be epic in scope.

J. J. has always been so good at casting really good actors that aren't known entities yet (Keri Russell, Jennifer Garner, Josh Holloway, Chris Pine) as well as elevating actors that have been around a while without a big starring role (Victor Garber, Terry O'Quinn, John Noble). I'm hoping this at least means we'll get a Star Wars movie with a great cast because really as popular as the franchise is it has never been big on good acting. Even Harrison Ford was still a little green in the original trilogy.

Hurley has to be excited about this news.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.26
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    As long as this keeps "from executive producer, JJ Abrams" shows off the TV, I am all for it.


Nope, he's got two high concept sci-fi shows in the pipeline, possibly heading to televisions. (bleedingcool.com)

They both sound neat enough to me.

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I would rather a movie about Boba Fettish than Boba Fett, the most overrated sci-fi character of all time. I just hope he doesn't decided to recast Luke, Han and Leia which is what some morons online are advocating.



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    Originally posted by lotjx
    I just hope he doesn't decided to recast Luke, Han and Leia which is what some morons online are advocating.


Recast them in their old age? Because Episode VII is supposedly set 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Why would you recast them? And I'd have to believe die hard original trilogy fan JJ Abrams is foaming at the mouth to get to direct Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Not to mention JJ cast Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek so he's down with working with original cast members.

Also, dude, agree wholeheartedly on Boba Fett. I have never, ever understood what people saw in that character. He's just a helmet and a jetpack to me.

(edited by John Orquiola on 25.1.13 1639)

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