Well, I went and saw my annual movie tonight - "Star Trek Into Darkness." The visuals were beyond unreal, what you can do with computers these days...in fact they were so mind-boggling I didn't really pay attention to the sound. I guess I'll need to see it again at home and analyze the soundtrack.
Anyway, it made me think that J. J. Abrams will do a great job with the Star Wars franchise. He seems really sensitive to the type of "thinking" behind Star Trek, and kept the characters, the dialog, and the plot lines faithful to the original and also to TNG. I suspect he'll have the same reverence for Star Wars, while still putting his stamp on it.
Reminds me of mastering engineers who are completely faithful to the intent of a song, but add their own special overlay to bring out everything they can.