As you know J.J. Abrams is officially set to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, and like many of you, I couldn't be more excited! We now know for a fact that the next Star Wars movie is going to be freakin' great. But it sounds like we might have to wait a little bit longer to see it, because even though Abrams is committed to the film, he's not committed to the released date of 2015. There's a chance that date could change during the development process. Abrams just wants to do the movie right and if takes him more time to do so, then he's going to take it. In the end, we've already waited this long for a new Star Wars film to happen, and at one point we didn't think it would happen at all! I'm sure it won't hurt us to wait just a little longer for a great movie.
Abrams initially didn't want the directing gig, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy met with Abrams and convinced him to do it. Obviously Abrams liked her pitch, otherwise he wouldn't have signed on. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) has been writing the script for the film since October, and I can't wait to see what this team of talented people ends up giving us! Regardless of how bad the last Star Wars films were, this is sure to be way more awesome.
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