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J.J. Abrams adds another 'Star' to his credentials: He'll direct next 'Star Wars' film

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

JJandJossJ.J. Abrams can't say no to franchises with "Star" in the title. He's the mastermind who brought "Star Trek" back to the big screen and now he's been tapped to resurrect the "Star Wars" franchise, which was recently acquired by Disney. 

At Comic-Con a few years back, Abrams and Joss Whedon ("The Avengers") comprised a two-man "genius" panel (left -- I was really far back for this one, but the big screens allow those of thus in the back to share). Whoever put that panel together must be feeling like a genius about now.

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