Based on The Wrap’s exclusive story (see link below), it looks like the temptation to direct a Star Wars film was too strong for J.J. Abrams to resist. Despite insisting last year that he wanted nothing to do with it, the “Star Trek” director is close to a deal (or has signed a deal already) with Disney to helm the 2015 continuation of George Lucas’ much beloved and much hated series of space epics.
To hear that Ben Affleck was in the running makes me a little disappointed that he didn’t get the job, but Abrams is undeniably talented and he’s done well with other franchises (“Mission: Impossible” and “Star Trek”). Look for this to be made official in the coming days/weeks. More as we have it!