Alright, force devotees the news of day is as follows: Michael Kaplan, the costume designer for Star Trek Into Darkness has revealed that he has joined the Star Wars Episode VII production crew. The famed designer work is also showcased in: Blade Runner, Star Trek and Fight Club. Although, the Star Trek costumes were indeed stylish, it still makes me wonder where JJ Abrams plans on going with this new series. With Michael Kaplan joining the crew, it just seems that JJ Abrams is trying to bring Star Trek into Star Wars. Personally, I believe that JJ Abrams should have production crew members that previously worked on the original Star Wars series as to have a good balance amongst the crew. It is hard to imagine with the rivalry between the two franchises and one director working on both, that certain themes will not overlap. If that does happen I am sure that devotees of the Force will not be pleased. JJ Abrams has proven himself as a great director with the Star Trek franchise, which gives us all hope that the revamped Star Wars series will be brilliant as long as he remembers that Star Wars is NOT Star Trek! Episode VII is due out in cinemas in the summer of 2015; I’m very interested in seeing how it turns out.
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