Remember that time JJ Abrams was asked if he would be up for directing the newest Star Wars movie for Disney and he said that on top of his loyalty to the Star Trek franchise, he’d ‘rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them’? Remember that? Well, if Deadline is accurate, then it turns out JJ served you a heaping pile of bullshit complete with an in-your-face lens flare. Because it looks like JJ Abrams will be directing Star Wars Episode VII.
What does this mean for the inevitable third Star Trek movie to follow this year’s Into Darkness? Will a new director be chosen? Is Abrams only slated to direct Episode VII, leaving others to pick up the slack for VIII and IX much like the original trilogy? Or does his deal include all three films of the new trilogy? And does this mean we’ll live in a world where Star Trek movies look identical to Star Wars ones? Let’s hope not. But all these questions and probably a thousand more will be answered in the near future. And with all the promotion JJ will be doing for Into Darkness in the next few months, I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities to ask. More details as they become available.