J.J. Abrams will direct “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the first “Star Wars” film since 2005 and the first since Disney acquired Lucasfilm last year, The Wrap reported Thursday.
Abrams, according to multiple media reports last year, had previously turned down the job.
A co-creator of Lost, Alias and Fringe, Abrams directed both 2009’s “Star Trek” reboot and the sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” which comes out this spring. Other directorial credits include “Mission: Impossible III” and “Super 8.”
The next “Star Wars” film is scheduled for a 2015 release.