STAR WARS: Jon Favreau, J.J. Abrams & More Give Their Reaction To The Big News

STAR WARS: Jon Favreau, J.J. Abrams & More Give Their Reaction To The Big News

STAR WARS: Jon Favreau, J.J. Abrams & More Give Their Reaction To The Big News

It has been quite a week for Star Wars and science fiction fans. Walt Disney bought LucasFilm and with that they are moving forward with Episode VII. So, what do Hollywood directors (who are also big fans) such as George Nolfi and Shawn Levy think of this news? Hit the jump to find out!

As fans are waiting to see who will helm the new Star Wars film, some filmmakers have decided to give their reaction to this subject. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, below we have reactions from directors such as J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Shawn Levy (Real Steel), George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and Kevin Smith (Dogma). More below.

Jon Favreau:

"The idea of another trilogy that further shrouds the Force in mystery as its secrets are lost to time – that’s extremely compelling. I want so bad for it to be good. Can you imagine?"

George Nolfi:

"Star Wars literally defined ‘the magic of movies’ to me as a child. No other film had more impact on my subconscious desire to become a filmmaker. I can’t imagine a larger event-film for our generation than a sequel to Return of the Jedi."

J.J. Abrams:

"Part of me? Thrilled. Part of me? Terrified. Most of me? Thrillified."

Shawn Levy:

"The Star Wars franchise is nothing short of a generational touchstone…I literally can’t think of any comparable cultural phenom that has so pervasively shaped and galvanized viewers to the extent that Star Wars has. It’s embedded in my — and our — cultural DNA in a unique way and these are enduring strands."

Kevin Smith:

"Lots of folks asking what I think about the recent announcement that Disney is now the proud owned of the STAR WARS universe. I'm all for it. Can't wait to see all the new movies they're gonna make. The 7 year old Kev who saw STAR WARS during its initial release in 1977 is finally gonna get all 9 STAR WARS movies he was promised back then. I'll be first in line to pay for whatever they do."

Robert Rodriguez:

"What an amazing world and legacy George Lucas has created — and it needs to continue in capable hands. I do think Disney is the best studio for the job and the fact that they brought in Kathleen Kennedy? I can’t imagine a better scenario. And 2015 can’t get here fast enough."

Walt Disney is planning to release Episode VII in 2015, followed by a new Star Wars film every two to three years. So, who would you like to see directing a new chapter?

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