Disney Shoots Down J.J. Abrams Leaving Star Wars: Episode VII Rumor



Earlier, a rumor hit the net that stated J.J. Abrams might be leaving Star Wars: Episode VII citing possible differences between Disney and the director.

The original rumor stated that it was heard at Comic-Con from a variety of sources that J.J. Abrams was bailing on the Star Wars franchise.

As to be expected, the news of Abrams’ departure spread like wild fire with Disney and LucasFilm catching wind.

In a statement released to IGN, LucasFilm stated there was no truth to the rumor of J.J. Abrams leaving Star Wars: Episode VII.

“There is no truth to the rumor,” the LucasFilm statement read. “JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year.”

It was mentioned that there could be contention between Abrams and Disney due to the fact the studio wanted Star Wars: Episode VII to be filmed in London, which is something the director was against as he didn’t want to move there.

However, with Disney shooting the rumor down, perhaps it originated from a few disgruntled fans that were upset Abrams and Star Wars: Episode VII weren’t at Comic-Con.

Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date.

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