Twitter Buzz: J. J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

That's right, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is jumping ship! Following his work on the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, the director will be traveling to a galaxy far, far away in Episode 7. Here are some of the top reactions from Twitter.

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By Mark Julian - 1/25/2013



The other contenders were Matthew Vaughn and Ben Affleck but in the end, the job went to J.J. Abrams. Here are some reactions from various Twitter celebs.

































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DrHorrible - 1/25/2013, 9:06 AM
LOL at Darth Vader.

Overall, I don't give a shit about Abrams as the director. It better be good or I will trash him and the movie to no end.

And before some moron says it, NO, it's not guaranteed it'll be good either.
zachman2013 - 1/25/2013, 9:07 AM
haha @Darth Vader. One of the best twitter accounts to follow.
Jolt17 - 1/25/2013, 9:07 AM
Thinking about it again, I think it's really an awesome news. Can't wait.
Jollem - 1/25/2013, 9:10 AM
jj

RyGoR - 1/25/2013, 9:11 AM
I am glad that Star Wars episode VII is actually happening :)
DrainBamage - 1/25/2013, 9:12 AM
I have to admit, I wasn't a big fan of his Star Trek. Nonetheless, I'll stay optimistic for Episode VII.
ATrueHero1987 - 1/25/2013, 9:13 AM
lol @ Darth Vader!

So that means we can expect casting news this year and filming to begin next year!
Christuffer - 1/25/2013, 9:16 AM
I am surprised that Disney nor Abrams have said anything.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/25/2013, 9:19 AM
jj abrams = greatest star wars ever!!

meh....
GUNSMITH - 1/25/2013, 9:21 AM
IMAGINE HOW ANGRY PEOPLE WILL BE IF HE SCREWS UP..HE WOULD NEVER LIVE IT DOWN...UM NO PRESSURE MAN. YOU'LL BE AWESOME.
ManofSteel23 - 1/25/2013, 9:22 AM
I think hes a little over rated,but he isnt the worst choice
Nomis1800 - 1/25/2013, 9:22 AM
Hehe depressed Darth Vader :P

I wonder if they can come up with another special villain as he is.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/25/2013, 9:22 AM
abrams [frick]ed up star trek now. its like whedon doing justice league right before avengers come out, everyones gonna be asking about star wars during star trek promotions. u turn star trek into star wars lite, then leave for star wars. way to go abrams, way to [frick]ing go.
Silentman - 1/25/2013, 9:24 AM
Im very excited to see an Abrams helmed Star Wars. It's the closest thing I'll ever get to a Spielberg one.
pud333 - 1/25/2013, 9:25 AM
Abrams isn't really a visionary director. He'll do what he normally does: deliver fast paced fun films. Beyond that, I wouldn't expect much else. His Star Trek films were basically Star Wars films anyway. All the stuff in the first film on the snow planet with the monsters, etc. Totally Star Wars.
MyInnerDork - 1/25/2013, 9:27 AM
Star Wars is Abrams' dream job. You get offered your dream job and don't take it. In other words, shut the F up Trekkers. Disney wins.
BrownandYellowWolvie - 1/25/2013, 9:45 AM
seriously, everyone complaining about JJ is going to complain no matter who would have been decided. JJ is a great choice. I don't know if anything will ever live up to the original trilogy, because times have changed and it's so much harder to please everyone these days. But i think JJ will not let down. May not be better than the originals, but i'm sure it'll be better than ep 1-3 and will def feel like Star Wars.
marcvader1 - 1/25/2013, 9:46 AM
Dose anyone know how much time will have passed after Jedi in this next installment?
marcvader1 - 1/25/2013, 9:48 AM
My main concern is that it feels like the original trilogy.
AC1 - 1/25/2013, 9:50 AM
Who says he's jumping ship? He's a talented guy, surely he could do Star Wars AND finish his Star Trek trilogy? Anyway, my faith in new Star Wars is growing with everything I hear so far.
TheAbomination - 1/25/2013, 10:03 AM
Bendis makes a good point. No matter what happens, JJ's gonna catch hell from some fans about this movie. I'm still excited though.
ndwwrestler2 - 1/25/2013, 10:20 AM
@marcvader could you clarify what you mean? Do you mean that is concerns you that it could? Or that it concerns you that it might not?
AnungUnRama - 1/25/2013, 10:24 AM
So Abrams is a long time SW fan, he says. But does anyone know what he thinks of E1-3? Wouldn't like a hater to direct E7. Time has passed and things have changed in the movie industry. You cannot make a SW film like the OT anymore, with models instead of cgi and all that. But considering JJ's Star Trek movies he won't be that fatuous, I think.

Now let's just hope they come up with a great script i. e. a overall good plot, a good explanation why there still is a Sith (without cloning and without someone being trained by a Sith force ghost) and this can be sooooooooooooooooo epic. Do guys, stay epic.
ndwwrestler2 - 1/25/2013, 10:24 AM
The only similarities between Star Wars and Star Trek are, They are the two biggest Sci Fi Franchises, and they have "Star" At the beginning of their titles.


Star Trek is set in the distant future, Star Wars is a completely different universe.


Telling JJ Abrams, that he can't direct Star Wars, because he's already directed Star Trek, is like telling another director that he can't make a Drama/Mystery movie because he already made a Action/Epic movie.
DukeAcureds - 1/25/2013, 10:30 AM
ndwwrestler2@ I think he's saying that if it might not concern you that he moght be concerned that it does, then he might be concerned that you might not be concerned that it doesn't, but that if it does then he migh not be concerned that you might not be concerned that he mnight be concerned if it does. I think.
beane2099 - 1/25/2013, 10:32 AM
I guess people should have also told Ronald Moore he couldn't tackle Battlestar Galactica after working on Star Trek for 9 years. I'm pretty sure JJ knows what he's undertaking (if this is in fact true) and the fan backlash he'll recive should he fail (which I'm pretty sure, he won't). There will still be folks that won't be happy regardless of how good it is; and to them I say, "whatever."
DukeAcureds - 1/25/2013, 10:33 AM
As long as JJ uses a gorram tripod, in this movie! I don't want no Blair Sith Project, y'know? The original trilogy was made when people could afford bloody tripods. It seems the triple-dip has turned every blockbuster director into pretentious "mavericks".
DukeAcureds - 1/25/2013, 10:37 AM
Just look at that conversation that Kirk has with Pike, in the bar in Iowa. Hold the bloody camera still!!! Stop drawing attention to the fact thatit's hand-held. If you're gonna go hand-held then get a brick shit-house with a steady hand, you pretentious fvcks!!! This is Star Trek not the french fvcking new wave!!! You're not an independant shoe-string-budget '90s movie!!! Buy a bleeding tripod!!!!!
Jollem - 1/25/2013, 10:44 AM
@tea - teabo baggins of bellend :)
dxperry - 1/25/2013, 10:52 AM
I think its a great move for star wars. And remember George lucus is still a consultant, so I'm sure he make sure its up to standards
DukeAcureds - 1/25/2013, 10:56 AM
The Ass-Neckronomicon - A treatise by Dr. Teabag, phd.
Jollem - 1/25/2013, 10:57 AM
@tea - lol! eww. :)
marvel72 - 1/25/2013, 11:10 AM
@ jj abrams

one scene you must feature.....

boba fett killing jar jar binks.
DukeAcureds - 1/25/2013, 11:12 AM
Alright, here we go...
JJ:
looking at:
BrotherInBlue - 1/25/2013, 12:16 PM
I've still not heard any proper reason why JJ shouldn't be directing

Great choice
marcvader1 - 1/25/2013, 12:35 PM
@nddwrestler LOL Yeah, sorry about that. I am concerned that it won't feel like the original films the way the second trilogy didn't.
SpideySam - 1/25/2013, 12:38 PM
@teabag

Hahahaha it so does! Hilarious 😂
marvel72 - 1/25/2013, 1:12 PM
@ nomis

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AmazingFantasy - 1/25/2013, 3:02 PM
So excited
Timerider84 - 1/25/2013, 3:19 PM
I hope he does as good as Irwin Kershner did, no constraints with special effects this time. Keep the lens flares out though. Don't let Lucas on set, lol.
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