Despite my misgivings in my (decidedly solo) Threeway the other day; I’m glad that J.J. Abrams officially has the job to helm the Star Wars (don’t call them reboots) sequels. Will the tone be different than what we’re used to from the original trilogy? Definitely; but then so were the prequels and people are still trying to lynch Lucas over those.
And speaking of, there’s this gem from earlier today: Lucasfilm has postponed production on the 3-D versions of Episodes 2 & 3 so as to focus solely on production of Episode VII.
Even if the sequels are nothing but six hours of flashbacks and lens flare, J.J. Abrams has already done more to save the Star Wars franchise than anyone could have ever dreamed.