Zachary Quinto And Robert Orci Share Their Thoughts On J.J. Abrams Directing STAR WARS EP. VII

Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer Roberto Orci and star Zachary Quinto share their thoughts on director J.J. Abrams moving over to Star Wars, saying that they're very happy even if he doesn't return to helm a third Trek movie.

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By Paul Romano - 2/8/2013


Speaking with Entertainment Weekly (via ComicBook.com), Zachary "Spock" Quinto and co-writer Roberto Orci discuss the announcement that Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams will helm Star Wars: Episode VII. They don't expect him to return to direct a third Trek movie, but at the same time, they're happy that he is "growing" and fulfilling a "childhood dream". "For J.J., this is achieving a childhood dream," Orci said. "Star Wars is what got him in the business. So watching him go to his Super Bowl like this? It’s genuinely joyful for me. [But] as a guy who is in love with Star Trek and in love with this version of it? It puts a scared lump in my throat. It’s like hearing one of the band members is going to do a solo album. I know Star Wars is going to be better for it, and I suspect Star Trek will be fine with the rest of us still here."

"I don’t think anybody feels like he’s going," stated Quinto. "We feel like he’s growing. J.J. surrounds himself with talented people, and if the day is coming where he has to hand off the director’s chair to someone, then we will all embrace that person and trust that [the new director is] the next best choice. We’re excited that is is being so bold and so declarative about what he wants to do and sees ways to bring his talent to a classic franchise — like Star Trek four years ago — that can use a fresh injection of new perspective. And we all benefit as moviegoers. And he’ll be around. He’ll still produce our movie even if he doesn’t direct it. And maybe there’s some version of this where [an upcoming Trek film] fits in [to the release calendar] in a way where he can come back around as director for us as well." For even more on Star Trek Into Darkness, be sure to pick up the latest copy of Entertainment Weekly.

Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters May 17th this year. Star Wars: Episode VII is targeting a 2015 release, even though J.J. Abrams hasn't committed to having the film out by then.









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Greengo - 2/8/2013, 9:25 AM
Maybe Quinto is happy cause he can use this as an excuse to not be Spock anymore.
Greengo - 2/8/2013, 9:28 AM
manymade1 - 2/8/2013, 9:28 AM


Gusto
ahhmynuts - 2/8/2013, 9:30 AM
hes the president of geek world now
Facade - 2/8/2013, 9:42 AM
Gusto's got street cred in the snow, too!

thalidomide - 2/8/2013, 9:46 AM
PaulRom - 2/8/2013, 10:19 AM
Yeah, Orci worked on the TF2 script with Alex Kurtzman and Ehren Kruger. I'm sure most of the mediocre stuff came from Kruger, since Kurtzman/Orci are usually great together (see Star Trek).
pintoman - 2/8/2013, 10:46 AM
LOL, really? They're OK with it? Wow. It was surprising to read that they were OK with it.
pintoman - 2/8/2013, 10:47 AM
For the record, I would be happy if none of them come back for a third (what they call) 'Trek'.
Archang3ll - 2/8/2013, 10:57 AM
@Splenda & PaulRom - Actually Kurtzman/Orci did indeed work on/write the script for TF2, but Michael Bay slaughtered it and completely changed the script around. Because of that, Kurtzman/Orci swore to never work on another TF movie as long as MB was involved. Now don't get me wrong - I actually love MB and his work. Don't really understand all the hate he gets. If it's because he makes commercial hit movies then whatever. Haters will hate. Not jumping on the MB hate wagon, was just attempting to give clarity to your statements.
Maximus101 - 2/8/2013, 11:22 AM
@nomis hahahaha awesome pic.
VinceP98 - 2/8/2013, 1:04 PM
Who would make a better Jedi than a Vulcan?
Canon38 - 2/8/2013, 10:11 PM
He needs to finish what he started.

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