It’s time for another round of Episode VII director rumors. The Wrap is reporting that JJ Abrams has been tapped to direct Episode VII despite saying last year that he would not be. The source for this information has not been named although the source does say that Ben Affleck was in the running for the job/
As a reminder, nothing is confirmed UNTIL we hear it from the Official Star Wars website announces and therefore confirms the news.
Update 6pm EST: George Lucas’s son just tweeted saying that “J. J. Abrams will do wonders!”
Update 8:51pm EST: Rolling Stone has also picked up the story but has also cited the Wrap article. Still nothing from Lucasfilm.