Take a deep breath, perhaps even a Darth Vader-size breath. Reports indicate that Disney chose "Star Trek" director J.J. Abrams to direct the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" sci-fi epic due in 2015. Have a laugh at a few of the amusing tweets about the rumored news, which caused a level of excitement perhaps equivalent to the noise inside Obi-Wan's head after the destruction of Alderaan.
One Twitter user quipped about how ol' J.J. seems to have his hand in everything star-related.
Might as well give J.J. Abrams Dancing with the Stars, too. Relaunch Star Search. Stargate. Anything, everything with Star in it.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 24, 2013
Of course, one of the most-followed Darth Vader imitators in the Twitterverse had to chime in with his thoughts.
Rumour has it JJ Abrams will direct the new Star Wars movie. If he screws this one up, going to have to call him "Jar Jar" Abrams— Verified Darth (@SithSarcasm) January 24, 2013
Whenever things get wild, you can always count on the inebriated version of the Hulk to make you think.
RUMOR SAY J.J. ABRAMS DIRECT NEW STAR WARS MOVIE! MAKING YOUR PARENTS CONFUSE STAR WARS AND STAR TREK EVEN MORE!— DRUNK HULK (@DRUNKHULK) January 24, 2013
With a new "Star Wars" movie on deck, we may finally get an answer to one of the biggest mysteries of our time.
I'm happy for whoever directs the next Star Wars movie. As long as this one proves the Legend of Curly's Gold.— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 24, 2013
What do you think George Lucas is doing these days? After all, he scored a cool $4 billion from Disney for Lucasfilm and the "Star Wars" franchise. Maybe he could take over one of J.J.'s old flames...
Now that JJ is directing STAR WARS, it's only fair that George Lucas get to remake FELICITY— Dan Hall (@danieljohnhall) January 24, 2013
If you have a J.J. Abrams autograph, consider yourself very lucky.
Putting the Star Trek guy in charge of Star Wars means the lines for his autograph at conventions will extend beyond a galaxy far far away.— Dorothy Snarker (@dorothysnarker) January 24, 2013
The world learned of a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker remake yesterday that contained outrageous amounts of post-processed bloom in the early previews. One Twitter user couldn't help but make a correlation to J.J.'s admiration for lens flares (watch the recent "Star Trek" reboot for many examples of this).
Between the Wind Waker remake & JJ Abrams' directing Star Wars VII, it's been a big week for adding useless lens flares to old franchises.— Patrick Bull (@SirPatrickJBull) January 24, 2013
The splendor of "Star Wars," old or new, can get a little spoiled when you grow up and watch it again through more jaded older eyes. There's a reason it never earned any nods from the Academy for best actor...
J.J. Abrams taking on Star Wars!! Lets hope he doesn't put crappy effects, bad writing and horrible actors in it... wait.— Lee Newton (@leenewtonsays) January 24, 2013
Jar Jar Binks, one of the biggest complaints of "Star Wars Episode 1: A Phantom Menance," got some harsh treatment from the official Conan O'Brien Twitter account.
JJ Abrams directing #StarWars is acceptable, IF it's an alternate timeline where Jar-Jar is incinerated 30 seconds into Phantom Menace.— Team Coco (@TeamCoco) January 24, 2013
The abundance of lens flare-related jokes seemed to outnumber any other genre of quip. Even the "official" public-relations department for the Death Star had this to say:
Now that J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars, people will finally learn why Stormtroopers always miss: too much lens flare.— Death Star PR (@DeathStarPR) January 24, 2013