All lens flare diatribes aside, J.J. Abrams seems like the best choice to helm and direct the sequel trilogy. If you think about it, the Star Trek reboot in terms of tone, dialogue, pace, and atmosphere, was closer to a classic Star Wars film. You can easily see the same dynamic between Kirk, Spock, and Uhura as you would with Luke, Han, and Leia.
The news is now official and the excitement level has been raised quite a few notches for 2015. The torch has been passed. Hold it high, Mr. Abrams. Click here for the official announcement at StarWars.com.