J.J. Abrams, the genius behind “Star Trek” and “Lost”, has just been named the director of the next “Star Wars”. I am TOTALLY excited about this, you have no idea! I love what J.J. did for ‘Star Trek’ and I cannot WAIT to see what he does with ‘Star Wars’!!
According to some Hollywood insiders, J.J. was not Lucasfilm’s first choice.
According to reports, “Argo” director Ben Affleck was in contention for the job, and a source tells us others high up on the list included “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan, as well as David Fincher, Michael Bay, Steven Soderbergh and Jon Favreau. Sniffed the source: “J.J. was actually farther down the list.” The Hollywood insider added that some of the other directors had actually passed on the “Star Wars” gig, making way for Abrams to get the job.
Okay I have to admit, I would have loved to see Christopher Nolan in the role instead of J.J. He’ll do great, but Christopher Nolan would have done better. He is a master!
Either way, I’m stoked!