"I'm producing with Tom," he said recently. "My guess is, given other things, that I will not be directing the movie."
Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are currently writing the screenplay and Abrams was also asked of the rumors that a younger actor might step into star, but Abrams wouldn't reveal too much.
"I don't want to give anything away yet, but I will say that it's a story that will feel consistent with the world that has been created," he explained. "It's not a reboot kind of thing."
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