Does J.J. Abrams Have What it Takes to Keep the Star Wars Legacy Alive?

Star Wars fans are worried about the next film and that is perfectly natural. You would be worried whenever someone new comes to cut your hair. No? After you have been having your hair cut by the same person for 30 years, you would probably have a bit of anxiety with your new barber or hair stylist. However, now that we have the internet, we have the ability to research what makes us anxious.

The Age Of Abrams


J.J. Abrams Taking Over “Star Wars”: What We Might Expect

J.J. Abrams is going to be creating Star Wars VII, the successor of Star Wars VI. At the end of the year, he will be traveling to London for the beginning of the film. Abrams has said that George Lucas’ American Graffiti is one of his favorite films. Honoring the past is his intention. He wants to build upon the universe, not revere it as the only great creation.

J.J. Abrams is the producer of the Star Trek movie, so you could say he has a bit of experience when it comes to dealing with Sci-Fi films. Everyone was excited and flocking to the theaters when Star Trek came out in theaters.

Now comes the big question, does J.J. Abrams have what it takes to continue the legacy of the Star Wars trilogy? He has a strong track record and previous success as well as the skill set required in making a good blockbuster. However, does that make him qualified to continue the Star Wars trilogy?

Can Abrams Fill The Shoes Of Lucas?


You Could Be Looking at the Script for Star Wars: Episode VII

George Lucas himself will be sitting in an advisory role. With George Lucas advising, it’s hard to see how the film could go wrong even though George’s assistance is at the request of J.J. Abrams. There will also be other members of the previous Star Wars crews. Dennis Murrin, the visual effects supervisor for the original Star Wars, said, “We’re kick-starting Star Wars again…” Another original crew member will be Ben Burtt, who created the original light saber sound, R2-D2’s beeps, and Darth Vader’s breathing, also expressed his approval of J.J. Abrams directing the film. Unless Abrams has a sudden ego problem, it is unlikely the film will not proceed as planned.


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Another topic of debate, and it has nothing to do with continuing the past movies, is the process the films will take on the novels that have been released about the Star Wars trilogy. If you are a fan, you know there is more Star Wars literature out there than some countries have political documents. Fans are looking to see their favorite fandoms created before their eyes. No one knows how J.J. Abrams is going to handle that task, and we are all waiting for an answer.

There is generally widespread approval, from fans and producers alike, for J.J. Abrams. There could not be a more recognized or approved director to lead the next Star Wars movie. All in all, it seems like Star Wars will be heading in a good direction.

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Jeff Robinson

Jeff Robinson

Jeff is the epitome of all things geek. Born and raised in Chicago, he made his way out west to Arizona 8 years ago. When he’s not working, Jeff enjoys spending time with his fiancée, playing with his dogs, video games, and pretending he is Batman. With the exception of the White Sox, he’s an avid Chicago sports fan. One day he hopes to single-handedly lift the Cubs’ Billy Goat Curse and be able to see a Cubs World Series.