Late yesterday, Lucas Films and Disney both put out official statements announcing J.J. Abrams as the director for the next Star Wars movie. The web was buzzing on Thursday with the unofficial news. We announced it here on Geeky KOOL. It was assumed to be official. Now Disney has made the official announcement.
Welcome J.J. to the Star Wars Universe. I, for one, am stoked that you will be directing both the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises.