Worlds collide: ‘Star Trek’ director to helm new ‘Star Wars’ film

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“Episode VII” quickly climbed Twitter’s list of trending topics this afternoon when news leaked that a director had been found for the upcoming seventh entry in the “Star Wars” film “trilogy.” J.J. Abrams, who was charged with rebooting the “Star Trek” film series, has reportedly signed on to direct. The universe didn’t quite explode, but the news has rocked fans of both franchises.

Just how big is this news?

That’s no moon, it’s #JJ Abrams directing #Star Wars Episode VII!

— Lawrence Reynolds (@Vividfury) January 24, 2013

Biggest. News. Ever. J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII bit.ly/SIISNG

— Total Film (@totalfilm) January 24, 2013

Ignite, fandom wars will.Yeesssssss. #StarTrekWars

— Scott Stamper (@DerfelMacklin) January 24, 2013

“Star Wars” fans are dreading Abram’s penchant for shaky-cam and lens flares taking their franchise to the dark side.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Flare of the Lens

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 24, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: J. J. Abrams is now slated to direct “Star Wars Episode VII: Attack Of The Lens Flares.”

— Richard Burgauer (@richburgauer) January 24, 2013

Star Wars Episode VII will be shot on super-8 and feature a lot of light saber lens flares. #JJAbrams

— Harless (@HarlesstheTwit) January 24, 2013

“and then OBI WAN APPEARS WITH LENS FLARE IN HIS EYES. Jar Jar passes him his lightsaber but MISSES BECAUSE THERE’S LENS FLARE EVERYWHERE”

— Sam White of Vinheim (@samwrite) January 24, 2013

OMG! Leaked JJ Abrams Episode VII opening crawl image.#StarWars twitpic.com/bxy5k6

— Tokyo Sexwhale (@tokyo_sexwhale) January 24, 2013

It’s not the first time fans have imagined a crossover between the two franchises, but today’s announcement has kick-started a universe of possibilities.

How do you say “Live Long & Prosper” in Wookie?

— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) January 24, 2013

Beam me up Obi Wan.

— Jim Acosta (@jimacostacnn) January 24, 2013

“Beam me up, Chewie” just isn’t the same.

— Leah (@Leah_Dawn14) January 24, 2013

“It’s as if millions of voices cried out “KHAAAAAAN!!” and then fell silent.” #StarTrekWars

— Bryan (@FoldsOfFlab) January 24, 2013

We are the Sith. You will be assimilated. We will add your midichlorians to the dark side. Resistance is futile. #startrekwars

— Derek Kessler (@dkdsgn) January 24, 2013

The green “slave girl” starts Force-choking Kirk for getting handsy. #StarTrekWars

— Abel Undercity (@AbelUndercity) January 24, 2013

@boygeniusla “theses are not the vulcans you are looking for” #starwarstrek

— zeligprod (@zeligprod) January 24, 2013

Cleanup in Theater 7.

….and then all the nerds exploded. #starwarstrek

— R. Kris McNeely (@rkrismcneely) January 24, 2013

Related:

Carrie Fisher, William Shatner reignite star feud at Comic-Con; ‘intergalactic nerd war’ imminent

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