STAR WARS Director J.J. Abrams Will Still Be Involved With STAR TREK 3

J.J. Abrams will presumably crack on with Star Wars: Episode VII as soon as post-production of Star Trek Into Darkness is complete. However, what does that mean for Paramount's planned third instalment in the latter franchise? Find out here!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/25/2013

According to a reliable source (see below), J.J. Abrams WILL still be involved with the Star Trek franchise beyond this May's Into Darkness. As many predicted when the news broke that the director will helm Star Wars: Episode VII, Abrams is set to serve as a producer on both the third Star Trek movie and the next Mission Impossible (presumably under his 'Bad Robot' banner). This was confirmed earlier today by Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore. "J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and he is committed to produce another ‘Star Trek," he said. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that Abrams won't direct the third instalment as he could jump straight from Star Wars back to Star Trek. However, that may end up being dependent on whether or not Disney will want him back for Episode VIII!





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CavEl - 1/25/2013, 5:03 PM
You're a greedy man, J.J. Abrams...

One man can not hold Star Trek and Star Wars...it's like Cavill wanting to play Superman--America's biggest hero-- and James Bond--England's biggest hero--at the same time.
0bstreperous - 1/25/2013, 5:10 PM
bryan singer for star trek

"let the hate flow through you"
Durf - 1/25/2013, 5:10 PM
Well there you have it. People were worrying for no damn reason
KeefNCookies - 1/25/2013, 5:12 PM
Considering how many people turned this down, I'm happier with him than most other names thrown around. He just better not lose the magical and fantastical aspects (aka dont try to ground it in science like Star Trek) and they can be extremely different movies.
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/25/2013, 5:13 PM
It doesn't matter if hes producing, hes GOTTA direct Star Trek 3. The [frick]s at Disney can go [frick] themselves and stick Star Wars up their asses.
Canon108 - 1/25/2013, 5:15 PM
Kinda like how Harrison Ford played Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Jack Ryan...Cavill will be the next Bond, he would be the perfect age when Craig leaves, and he looks like how Fleming envisioned him.
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/25/2013, 5:17 PM
@venom007: Mad indeed.
GuardianAngel - 1/25/2013, 5:20 PM
Yes! MI: III is my favorite of the 4!
Facade - 1/25/2013, 5:23 PM
Glad to hear he's still involved with Star Trek.
ButthurtKurvos - 1/25/2013, 5:25 PM
So Abrams will be directing Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock after all. *sigh*
marvel72 - 1/25/2013, 5:25 PM
so he's producing star trek 3 & not directing it.
Reasonnnn - 1/25/2013, 5:26 PM
I just had a great idea: hire Brett Ratner for Star Trek 3.
Lego - 1/25/2013, 5:26 PM
wow. his bank account is going to be CRAZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Jollem - 1/25/2013, 5:28 PM
dude puts in work
ButthurtKurvos - 1/25/2013, 5:33 PM
Brett Ratner would be great for ST3. He would make epic battles just like he did for X men 3.
gambgel - 1/25/2013, 5:38 PM
Except if Star Trek comes 4 years later than ST2, he wont have time to direct, since he will be busy with the postproduction of Star Wars.

and if Star Wars VII is a huge success, as expected, Disney will lock him for another one, so it will be even harder

in any case, if he is producing, lets just hope the studio and him find a great substitute.
iuhgluiblbjjkhkjhkljh - 1/25/2013, 5:40 PM
He probably won't produce, his name will just be on the film to please the fans.
FilmsFan - 1/25/2013, 5:42 PM
So that's kinda is the OFFICIAL confirmation for anyone looking (still) that whether JJ is OFFICIALLY Directing Ep.7 or not?

Well JJ must have told his Paramount's head that he'll still be involved!

I certainly woudn't want JJ to then come back & make a Star Trek film!
Two reasons:

1: well 1st one came out in 2009 & it took him 4 years to make a sequel & now 3 years later STAR WARS & then back to Star Trek in 3 years in 2018?? NO!
Now whether Star Wars Ep.7 is great or shit... He better not get his hands deep into Star Trek 3 & beyond.... Instead let someone like Duncan Jones or Rian Jonsan or Neil Blomkemp to make a few STAR TREK films; they are SciFi purists & can bring extra SciFi craziness TREK needs to be treated separately from WARS since both now are headed by one guy & imagine how lots of people complaining that MOS looks Dark cuz Nolan's involved... JJ is directed STAR TERK (a great yet diluted on SciFi stuff) & will direct STAR WARS (which essentially is that) ... So they'll me strikingly similar!
So JJ now go & make WARS & leave TREK to some other capable & creative hands!

2: Well BRAIN SINGER left X-Men 3 to make SUPERMAN RETURNS; as it seemed a next level jump!
Returns kinda bombed in a way that now he's back after a decade to make another X-Men film!
I certainly didn't want WARS or TREK to turn out bad cuz I love & trust JJ & want him to make a great great WARS film BUT; if it's not then don't bring him back just cus he made two great TREK films! (hopefully 2nd one!!)

Best of Luck JJ!

Oh & please don't turn Ep.7 into:

STAR WARS : EPISODE 7 Lens Flare into Darkness of War of Stars. !!!!!
Christuffer - 1/25/2013, 5:43 PM
Looks like we will be getting the third movie curse for the new Star Trek series.

[frick]
MrEko - 1/25/2013, 5:46 PM
"no one man should have all that power"


NoAssemblyReqd - 1/25/2013, 5:56 PM
Disney should just make things easier for everyone and buy STAR TREK too. And also DC Comics. Heck, just rename Hollywood "Disneyland."

DaenerysTargaryen - 1/25/2013, 6:07 PM
JJ now has
DrRockso - 1/25/2013, 6:07 PM
You know he's going to be so [frick]ing secretive with Star Wars info
superpooper - 1/25/2013, 6:13 PM
Man...on the fence about this. Of course he's good for Star Wars, but I REALLY liked where he took Star Trek. I don't want to see Trek suffer from him jumping ship. Oh well. Just thank God in heaven that George is out finally. Halelujah.
Jollem - 1/25/2013, 6:21 PM
JULEZ13 - 1/25/2013, 6:35 PM
Since when was he annuonced as the Star Wars VII director?!?! I need to start coming on here more often again, smh.

I knew that JJ Abrams was going to take this gig! Even after it was said that he turned it down due to his Star Trek franchise. No reason he can't do both!

Who would've thought, the same creative mind will be directing both Star Trek and Star Wars!!! Trekkies and Star Wars die hards must be feeling some type of way right now! lol
Tainted87 - 1/25/2013, 6:56 PM
I'm.... you know, this is awesome for Star Wars fans, but I really don't feel like I need to see any more of it. Star Trek is where it's at.
Jhuntdaprodigy - 1/25/2013, 8:11 PM
They did say something about releasing Star Wars Spin-Off films, so while Disney is producing one of them, Abrams could go back to working on Star Trek, that would put a big ass gap in between Episodes VII and VIII though
MJPETTY7 - 1/25/2013, 8:26 PM
Good for you J.J.! Glad you're doing well. He's one of my favorites!
Ghostfire - 1/25/2013, 8:58 PM
There you have it.. @Kamen preach brutha!!
TheSoulEater - 1/25/2013, 9:03 PM
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dancingmonkey08 - 1/25/2013, 9:09 PM
I still cant believe it, a decade where Star Wars and Star Trek movies are going to be the height of their popularity and one man is control of both....wtf?

Wow, just wow

I liked the 2009 reboot so if he does a good job with the sequel, I have no fears about Star Wars

Although in relation to the above article, it says he will stay on as producer but will he be the director for a potential third Star Trek movie? Would he make Star Wars first then, when its out of the way, he will move on to complete the Star Trek trilogy

OR

will he just stay on as producer and a new director will be chosen, just like what happened with Mission Impossible, it remains to be seen...
Jolt17 - 1/25/2013, 10:29 PM
Well, why not? Apart from the studios' business, I think the only thing that may prevent it from happening is the unnecessary fandom war...which is irrelevant, in my opinion, and makes me glad that he dares to take on these two franchises. And he's a great guy, too, so I have a complete faith in him. Hopefully, one day this will put an end to the whole Star Trek/Star Wars debate.
mgeoff88 - 1/25/2013, 11:23 PM
Wow, J.J. Abrams will still work on Star Trek 3?

That's great news, but it's crazy thinking about one guy doing projects for two of the biggest sci-fi franchises of all time.
Jazza815 - 1/26/2013, 12:50 AM
He has very likely signed a contract to direct three star wars films in a deal probably worth about $100 Million.

I couldn't be happier, its good to hear he will be involved in a producing capacity, he won't direct though sadly his contract will probably have a clause where he can't direct any other film in the time it will take to do three star wars pics, so he will likely hand Star Trek to someone he trusts, hopefully Duncan Jones or Neill Blomkamp
ThaJackaL - 1/26/2013, 1:03 AM
"bryan singer for star trek"

It's funny because Singer is as big a Trek nerd, and loves that universe as much as JJ loves Star Wars.

I think Singer would either make it extremely epic if he was given the directors chair to a Trek film or he would fag it up like he did Singerman Returds, and we will all hate his guts for another decade.

Notice he ain't done shit since SR? I don't count that Mockingbird mess of a pilot which was turned to a tv movie because it was so bad but they spent so much on it they wanted to make back some money.

So yeah no I change my mind Singer blows...
LP4 - 1/26/2013, 1:40 AM
[frick] Singer.
shadyginzo - 1/26/2013, 3:21 AM
I very much doubt Abrams is in the slightest bit concerned with returning to star trek, he's been climbing a perceived ladder in Hollywood for 10 years, abandoned MI for the jump to Star Trek, and will do the same here. He's concerned with winning the league, he doesn't care which team its with.
DukeAcureds - 1/26/2013, 4:30 AM
They said the word "produce". Loose translation? They're worried he won't direct, just like the rest of us.
Replacements?
1. Bryan Singer.
2. Chris Nolan.
3. Duncan Jones.
4. Joseph Kosinski.
5. Rian Johnson.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 1/26/2013, 10:01 AM
I hope he gets hit by a truck before he starts filming
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