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Kathleen Kennedy ditches 'Jurassic Park IV' for 'Star Wars VII'

Any job that allows you to choose between making a film about space and making one about dinosaurs is, it's safe to say, a pretty awesome job.

New LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy has made exactly that decision, ditching her role as producer of 'Jurassic Park 4' in favour of focusing on 'Star Wars 7'.

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A LucasFilm spokeswoman confirmed the move to The Wrap earlier this week.

As much as this 'Jurassic Park' fan in particular loves the series, focusing on the new 'Star Wars' films is definitely the right move for Kennedy.

Kennedy's husband Frank Marshall, who has produced alongside his spouse for years and will continue to act as producer for 'Jurassic Park 4' announced the news in a tweet, saying: "Ms. Kennedy has moved onto 'Star Wars' and will not be producing 'JP4'. She's traded raptors for TIE fighters."

LucasFilm's representative said, "She is currently focusing her time on leading Lucasfilm Ltd. and getting 'Star Wars: Episode VII' underway."

Despite being released a year later than the fourth in the dinosaur series started with Steven Spielberg's classic original 20 years ago, 'Star Wars 7' has had much more announced for it.

Whereas 'Episode VII' has a director, producers and (apparently) the first semblances of a cast, 'Jurassic Park IV' only has producers and writers in Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

'Star Wars 7' will hit cinemas in 2015, 'Jurassic Park 4' has been pencilled in for June 13, 2014.