7 J.J. Abrams Hallmarks You Might See in 'Star Wars VII' (PHOTOS)

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Yes, J.J. Abrams uses lens flares. Try not to faint.

He also uses other filmmaking tropes, with much success, to earn fanboy comparisons to being the "next" Steven Spielberg. But with the recent announcement that Abrams will direct the next installment of the Star Wars series, it looks like the Star Trek helmer is poised to be the next George Lucas.

As Abrams gears up to leave the Final Frontier for that galaxy far, far away, Celebuzz takes a look at 7 of the filmmaker's hallmarks that will most likely pop up in Episode VII.

2009's Star Trek is basically an audition tape for Star Wars. The latter films greatly influenced the former, from story elements to visual cues.

We looked back at Abrams' work, from Alias to Super 8, and zeroed-in on some signature Abrams-isms that fanboys will either embrace or learn to deal with when Episode VII hits theaters in 2015.

What is your favorite J.J. Abrams movieWatch the trailer for his latest, Star Trek: Into Darkness, then sound off in the comments section.

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