Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
I'm hoping JJ stays on as director.
I'm sure he will. I'm talking about after he leaves (whenever that is).
To clarify my previous post, as long as JJ is directing the movies, he should 'probably' maintain production design continuity as much as possible.
However, I wouldn't consider it artistically reasonable or realistic to hold the 'next' director (whether he takes over the franchise after the second film or the fourth) under the same obligation.