While the geek world was feasting on all the delicious news coming from this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, an unsettling rumor about the upcoming Star Wars VII gave many a bitter taste in their pallet and an unwelcome worry. The rumor claimed that J.J. Abrams, the director Disney and Lucasfilm signed on to helm the movie, was actually going to be dropping out of the project. The rumor states that Abrams is very reluctant to leave his family for months
Lucasfilm put out a statement on Monday to kill the rumor. “There is no truth to the rumor,” they said. “J.J. is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year.”
Even though this is from Lucasfilm themselves, we should wait to hear from J.J. before we claim it as true or false. Lucasfilm is a business first and foremost, and they need to make sure that everyone believes that their house is in order.
To be quite honest, I don’t give this rumor too much credence. J.J.’s been pretty consistent over the years, and dropping out of a project so soon in pre-production doesn’t seem like something he’d do. At the same time, I hope that he doesn’t drop out. He’s an excellent director and I’d love to see what he can do with the franchise.
What do you think about this Star Wars update? Does this relieve the worry you might have had about the rumor? Did you even believe the rumor at all? Why don’t you just tell us what you think in the comments below?
Source: LA Times Hero Complex