Until we have a source from JJ Abrams, Bad Robot or Lucasfilm to confirm it - or the actual mystery source is confirmed, I am a little hesitant to say this is for sure a done deal. However, it seems to be that it is being talked about by enough sources to discuss. Soo....hey, guess what guys...remember how J.J. Abrams kept denying that he was going to direct the next installment of the Star Wars franchise and said he had no interested in doing so? Apparently, that was a big ol' lie
The folks over at The Wrap claims that they have confirmed that he will in fact be directing the newest Star Wars film after George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney. He was able to successfully reboot the Star Trek franchise and made a fantastic first film in that series. The second will be released in May and since it stars my favorite Bennie Cumberbatch it should be awesome.
Abrams is a big director with big vision, and his name along with the power of the Star Wars name will likely make this move HUGE....HUGE, I say!!
Now...on to the speculation of who will be cast! This part will be fun. Ready, set, go....