It just just announced JJ Abrams will direct the next episode of Star Wars due out in 2015: Star Wars: Episode VII. Back in November 2012 he said:
"Look, Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time. I frankly feel that – I almost feel that, in a weird way, the opportunity for whomever it is to direct that movie, it comes with the burden of being that kind of iconic movie and series. I was never a big Star Trek fan growing up, so for me, working on Star Trek didn’t have any of that, you know, almost fatal sacrilege, and so, I am looking forward more then anyone to the next iterations of Star Wars, but I believe I will be going as a paying moviegoer!"
I'm betting he is beyond stoked this deal worked out. The word is that Ben Affleck was also interested in the job.