The biggest news story this week has been that JJ Abrams will direct Disney’s Star Wars Episode VII. This makes Abrams the most powerful nerd in history since he now controls both Star Wars and Trek. Many people were left wondering about the director’s future with Trek since he took the gig in a galaxy far, far away but it seems he can engage warp drive and come back if he wants.
Rob Moore, Paramount’s Vice Chairnman, said earlier today that the director will still be involved with future projects for the studio. Moore stated that Abrams will “continue to develop projects for us including a new ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and he is committed to produce another ‘Star Trek.” The production credit is the least Paramount will take, but the possibility of him directing is also left open according to LA Time’s Hero Complex. Since 2006 Abrams has only worked for Paramount as either a director or producer. His own company, Bad Robot, continues to have strong ties with the studio.
It’s safe to say that Paramount isn’t completely thrilled with his new gig, but it looks like they are still happy enough to have him on board their upcoming projects. Abrams has stated recently that he has begun work with the team of Mission Impossible and has a rough idea of the story. There was also a four year gap between Star Trek and the upcoming sequel, so it’s not entirely out of the question that he could finish Episode VII and hope back over to the Enterprise. That would hinge entirely on how well Disney thinks he does with Star Wars. So Star Trek 3 isn’t confirmed, but if it happens Abrams will be a part. What do you think? Are you happy to know he can switch franchises or would you rather have him locked in on only one?
Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell
Source : LA Times Hero Complex