We try not to pay attention to rumors here at TG, there’s a lot of them out there, and they’re usually nonsense. But in the age of the internet, it is indeed amazing how fast a rumor can get out there and be assumed as fact.
So we didn’t pay much attention to JJ Abrams allegedly backing out of directing the next Star Wars film until the L.A. Times
reported on the rumor, along with the expected denial. It’s going to be an enormous task helming the next Star Wars, and you can’t blame anyone for getting cold feet, but if anyone can handle the pressure, it’s JJ, right?
According to IGN
and Badass Digest
, rumors spread like wildfire at Comic Con that Abrams was leaving Star Wars, and possibly going back to direct Star Trek 3. The official word from Lucasfilm is, “There is no truth to the rumor. JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year.”
So there you have it. Star Wars won’t be easy to take on, but JJ can multi-task like nobody’s business, and like we’ve said before on TG, he’s reinvented one of the greatest franchises with Star Trek, which would have incurred the wrath of Trekkies everywhere if he blew it. This said, reinventing Star Wars may not be a walk in the park, but we think he’ll handle it just fine.