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J.J. Abrams brings a long sci-fi film pedigree to his new gig: director of the next installment in the 'Star Wars' franchise.

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J.J. Abrams brings a long sci-fi film pedigree to his new gig: director of the next installment in the 'Star Wars' franchise.

Abrams is Jedis' new master

By Christy Lemire
The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES –
This might sound sacrilegious to the legions of hardcore “Star Wars” fans, but having J.J. Abrams direct “Episode VII” will be the best thing to happen to the franchise in a very long time.

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