Lost Stars Tweet Excitement Over Reports J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode VII

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J.J. Abrams reportedly will helm the new "Star Wars" film - "Episode VII" - and a few of his former "Lost" cast members have already chimed in to cheer on the co-creator of their old show.

"Anyone else as pumped as I am that jj abrams is signed on to direct #starwars ? He will CRRRRRRUSH it," Dominic Monaghan, who played Charlie in "Lost," Tweeted on Thursday.

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Emilie de Ravin, who played Claire on the island series, replied to Dominic's Tweet and added, "Ahhh...YEAH!!!"

Also lending his approval to the news - "America's Got Talent" judge and radio host Howard Stern.

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"I think it's great. He's the best. Smart move," Howard Tweeted when a fellow Twitter user asked him for his thoughts.

Not a celebrity, but parody twitter account -- "Verified Darth" (@SithSarcasm) -- noted he approved, but added a warning.

"Rumour has it JJ Abrams will direct the new Star Wars movie. If he screws this one up, going to have to call him 'Jar Jar' Abrams," "Verified Darth" Tweeted.

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According to multiple reports, including Deadline and The Wrap, J.J. closed a deal to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII."

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