When it was first announced that more “Star Wars” movies were coming, and that George Lucas wouldn’t be involved with the film, fans were quite ecstatic if not suspicious. Could Lucas really pass off the franchise to someone else without being involved? It certainly seems that way.
“I have not spoken to J.J. He’s been busy with Star Trek, and I’m sure that he’ll let me know when he’s got some questions. So, you know, that’s all going well. Kathy tells me it’s working out great.”
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release. It is scheduled to begin production next year in the UK.