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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Star Trek's J.J. Abrams Turns Down Directing Star Wars VII

In a recent interview with Empire Magazine, he was asked about his early involvement in Star Trek.

"There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I’d rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them"

“There’s obviously room for both Star Trek and Star Wars. We both have plenty of things to offer sci-fi… I guess the franchises could go up against each other, but I’m not thinking that far ahead,” added the director.

Perhaps this is for the best. If one person directed Star Trek AND a Star Wars film, nerddom would implode the likes of which has not been seen. 

But perhaps I'm wrong? Could Star Trek and Star Wars come from the creative mind of the same person and still have both work? I guess we will never know...


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