There was quite a fair amount of talk surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII and who would be directing the movie, before it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be taking the film on. Now, Joe Johnston, who worked on all three of the original trilogy, has been giving his views on the choice.
Johnston was talking to the Huffington Post, when he stated, “J.J. Abrams is the perfect choice to get the third trilogy off the ground. These films are big logistical nightmares to direct, like any $150 million plus project.”
He added, “They're like military operations in the attention to detail required while trying to retain a grasp of the big picture. J.J. has more than proven he can handle the pressure, plus it doesn't hurt to have a guy at the wheel who has produced, written, and created shows of his own. If anything he may be overqualified.”
There have been plenty of rumours about Star Wars: Episode VII, with talks of a possible delayed release date, if J.J. Abrams feels it is necessary. Michael Arndt is currently penning the screenplay for the movie and there has also been talk of Chloe Moretz potentially starring in the movie.