What was already highly speculated has become official; J.J. Abrams will be abandoning the Enterprise, and focusing his efforts on Star Wars Episode VII. This news is completely unsurprising; Abrams’ exit from Star Trek was expected when he took the director’s chair for the Star Wars franchise.
“It’s a little bittersweet,” Abrams told Collider. “But I will say that I’m going to be producing the movie. Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone we all know is going to keep the cast and crew in good hands. I feel very lucky to have been part of it, and it definitely feels like the right time to let someone come in and do their own thing.”
I personally loved the Star Trek reboot. They’re fast, entertaining, and incredibly fun. Star Trek (2009) and Into Darkness made me despise the prequel trilogy even more; because I saw the potential, I saw the missed opportunity. While it is sad for me to hear that J.J. Abrams will not be directing the third installment of his Star Trek reboot, I’m more happy than anything that his attention will be fully and solely devoted to Star Wars Episode VII. What I would prefer is that they hold off on Star Trek for maybe…hm…five years, and then come back with J.J. Abrams and Star Trek 3.
But hey! J.J. Abrams is fully on board. He’s 100% devoted. He’s going to give us Star Wars fans an incredibly fun and entertaining film! In J.J. We Trust! #InJJWeTrust