Badass Digest's Devin Faraci claims that while at this past weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, he kept "hearing tons of rumors that JJ Abrams is on the verge of dropping out of Star Wars".
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.
No director for [Star] Trek 3 has been found yet - might Abrams end up coming back after all, leaving Star Wars to someone else? 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."
We reached out to Lucasfilm for official comment. Naturally, they denied the report. "There is no truth to the rumor," a Lucasfilm rep told us. "JJ is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year."
Also when clicking the link it discusses also how JJ wanted to shoot the movie here in Los Angeles to be closer to his family. How will this change your mind if at all to see the new Star Wars if J.J. is indeed not involved in the project anymore?