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Confirmed: J.J. Abrams to Direct New 'Star Wars'

Published on NewsOK Published: January 26, 2013

The Force is with J.J. Abrams. The prolific producer/director has agreed to direct the next installment of the Star Wars franchise, confirms Walt Disney Studios.

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"I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller," praised George Lucas of Abrams in an official statement. "He's an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn't be in better hands."

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