J.J. Abrams not dropping out of ‘Star Wars’ sequel, Lucasfilm says

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J.J. Abrams is not dropping out of the next “Star Wars” film, contrary to certain online reports.

“There is no truth to the rumor,” Lucasfilm said in a statement issued Monday. “J.J. is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year.”

“Star Wars: Episode VII” will be written by Michael Arndt, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Toy Story 3,” and will be shot at England’s historic Pinewood Shepperton Studios.

Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm last year, announced in April it will release a new “Star Wars” film every year beginning in 2015 with “Episode VII,” the first installment in a planned trilogy.

George Lucas will serve as a “creative consultant” on those three films, but has no plans to write or direct.

In an interview with Hero Complex earlier this year, Abrams described having the opportunity…

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