10:00am
World's Wildest Police Videos: Collision On The 105
11:00am
Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)
2:00pm
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
6:30pm
11:00pm
Comic-Con All Access
1:00am
1:30am
2:00am
2:30am
3:00am
3:30am
12:00pm
Beverly Hills Cop
2:30pm
Nutty Professor, The (1996)
5:00pm
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
7:30pm
Coming To America (1988)
10:00pm
Beverly Hills Cop

J. J. Abrams Named As New Star Wars Director

by Kevin Marshall   January 24, 2013 at 12:00AM  |  Views: 1,981
J. J. Abrams Named As New Star Wars Director


"Star Wars: Episode VII" has landed a director, and it's none other than J.J. Abrams.

The film will be the first one produced by Disney, which purchased the franchise from George Lucas back in October for nearly $4 billion. According to Deadline, Ben Affleck was also being pursued. "Episode VII" will be the first Star Wars film since "Revenge of the Sith" in 2005.

Unlike the previous trilogy, this film is assumed to take place after the events of "Return of the Jedi." Much of the cast of the original trilogy is rumored to have expressed interest and willingness to take part.

Abrams first made a name for himself in television as the creator of shows such as "Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," and "Fringe." He parlayed that success in television into a career as a top Hollywood director, helming such films as "Cloverfield," "Super 8," and the latest "Star Trek" reboot. His latest film, "Star Trek Into Darkness," is currently scheduled for a May 17th release.

The fact that's he's directed the reboot of Star Trek and now the latest Star Wars installment makes him, in our opinion, the uncrowned King of All Geeks.

SPIKE
Star Wars Day And IMPACT WRESTLING\'s Mr. Anderson Preview
www.spike.com
Spike Full EpisodesSpike Video ClipsSpike on Facebook


Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment

THE DAILY FOUR

SPIKE on facebook