Disney Makes It Official: J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars Episode VII

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For the first time since the story broke that J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII, the studio behind the franchise has spoken. Movie Fanatic received word from Disney and Kathleen Kennedy -- LucasFilm leader and relatively new Mouse House employee -- that the director is their guy to take over what George Lucas started back in the 1970's.

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