According to MTV on Jan. 25, 2013, a report was made considering that while "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams will be taking part in this franchise, some might wonder how the format of the movie will appear.
With the news that broke on Jan. 24, 2013, it appears that Abrams has no bias on the "Coke and Pepsi" of Sci-Fi, and it's great to have such an open mind. But it does leave fans of both genres wondering how this movie will give appearance to as well in comparison to George Lucas' work.
One would just have to go off of Abrams' previous historical data and the format of his shows and movies. That being said, here are some things to consider:
Female lead could be likely
With Abrams eye for actress talent, one could expect a likely strong, female role. Considering that Jennifer Garner (Alias), Keri Russell (Felicity), and Evangeline Lilly (Lost) all go their "big break" through Abram's creative works. Basically put, any actress that does land a female role in "Star Wars 7", could be someone to watch for in future episodes and become iconic for years to come. One could speculate the latter in the just mentioned list above, Evangeline Lilly, considering her future with Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" films.
Musical score might go to someone else
Though John Williams had composed great soundtracks and scores for the Star Wars franchise, it could be thought that with Abrams tie-in to his co-hort, Michael Giacchino, who had been the musical genius for Abrams "Lost" series, "Super 8", and of course "Star Trek". So rest assured one could confidently say that Giacchino could likely be partaking in the musical score as Abrams directs "Star Wars 7" and so forth.
Many pieces of "Flare"
Though, in reference to the movie "Office Space" made be made here, there is a different kind of flare to be expected. Abrams has a familiar knack of always including some kind of frequent lens flare in his films. So flare might be quite inevitable.
Greg Grunberg is possible
Being a big star on the "Lost" series and also a close personal friend of Abrams, it might be no question that you might be seeing Grunberg in "Star Wars". Even if it's a cameo appearance.
J.J. Abrams usual top secret mantra
Considering Abrams' movies such as "Cloverfield" and "Super 8" where he had kept the monsters hidden, and also the same man who kept admitting that Cumberbatch's character "John Harrison" simply isn't Khan, could definitely expect Abrams to be keeping a whole plethora of things secret in the up and coming "Star Wars" movies.