Though it remains to be officially confirmed, it would appear that JJ Abrams has scooped the most-coveted – and perhaps most-feared – job in Hollywood.
Respected news sites Deadline and The Wrap both have inside sources putting the Bad Robot boss and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' helmsman in the director's chair for 'Star Wars VII', ending months of speculation.
But what does the rest of the film business think?
Generally, it's positive, with actor doubtless hoping to bag themselves a role with fawning congratulations, and directors heaving out a sigh of relief that they don't have the burden of making what is likely to be one of the most heavily-scrutinised movie projects ever.
Twitter has been alive with debate, with Elijah Wood being one of the first to weigh in, with a cheeky snipe at Abrams' stylistic tropes.
“The Flare is strong with this one,” he wrote, referring to Abrams'Read More »from Film world reacts to JJ Abrams directing new Star Wars film