See this is what happens when we don’t keep an eye on things; rumors are abounding that J.J Abrams is on the verge of a Star Wars Exit. LucasFilm are denying it vehemently, but where did this specualtion come from and is the next Star Wars film moving along as smoothly as we thought?

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IGN reported that Badass Digest's Devin Faraci was "hearing tons of rumors that Jj Abrams is on the verge of dropping out of Star Wars" at Comic-Con this weekened.

Faraci added, "This has been something I've heard for a while now, and from multiple insiders. I know that he didn't want to shoot the movie in England and was overruled, but that happened a while ago. This weekend at Comic Con I continued to hear these whispers."

So, if these rumors are true, what’s Abrams up to? Of course it’s gauche to talk money, but we can only assume that, given the capital Disney ploughed into buying Star Wars, he’s earning a ‘decent wage’ for helming Episode VII.

Could this be down to the lure of another sci-fi franchise? “No director for [Star] Trek 3 has been found yet - might Abrams end up coming back after all, leaving Star Wars to someone else?” Faraci posed. “I'm expecting Star Wars news out of the German Star Wars Celebration at the end of the month - if there is some sort of announcement of a title or casting and Abrams isn't there, start wondering."

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It’s important to note that LucasFilms have denied this rumor. "There is no truth to the rumor," a Lucasfilm rep told the pop culture site. "JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year." We think Abrams will stick to the script and direct a Star Wars film that gets slightly above average reviews and breaks box office records.