The Cricket's Daily 3: Boldly going to a galaxy far, far away
Published: January 25, 2013 10:40AM
Updated: January 28, 2013 09:46AM
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo, J.J. Abrams arrives at the Winter TCA Fox All-Star Party at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. According to multiple reports, Abrams is set to direct the next installment of “Star Wars,” which Disney has said will be “Episode 7” and due out in 2015. Disney bought “Star Wars” maker Lucasfilm last month for $4.06 billion. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Having revived "Star Trek," director J.J. Abrams will take on directing the next "Star Wars" movie. Do lightsabers give off lens flare? [Entertainment Weekly]

• Speaking of sequels with swordplay, a follow-up to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" starts filming in May. [Vulture]

• It's going to be a very musical Oscar ceremony. [Movie City News]