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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

January 24, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Report: J.J. Abrams to direct the next ‘Star Wars’

The endless speculation on this topic can now end, maybe: Word is from Deadline.com, which generally knows what’s what, that J.J. Abrams is a “done deal” to direct the next “Star Wars” movie. (Fun fact: Ben Affleck, reportedly, was “heavily courted” for the gig.) This is, of course, not to be confused with an official announcement; perhaps that’ll be coming along momentarily. I guess we can assume that there won’t be another “Star Trek” movie soon, but that opportunities exist for cross-galaxy interaction. (Can Simon Pegg be in the new movie, please?) The new “Star Wars” movie is timed for 2015; Abrams’ “Star Trek” sequel, “Into Darkness,” arrives May 17.

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