JJ Abrams remains "committed" to Star Trek
Just because he's directing the new Star Wars doesn't mean JJ Abrams is leaving Star Trek behind...
Fortunately, JJ Abrams has real form in juggling lots of projects at once. Over the past few years, he's made blockbuster movies, while producing and developing several television projects. And as the official announcement of his appointment as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII comes in, it seems his ability to multi-task is about to be sorely tested.
Abrams is nearly done on Paramount's upcoming blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness, and then he's got to deliver the brand new Star Wars movie for the summer of 2015. It's a fair assumption that Disney is likely to want to keep him involved with Star Wars after that, which has raised questions as to whether this marks the end of his commitment to the Star Trek franchise. The answer? No it doesn't.
According to the Los Angeles Times, who interviewed Rob Moore, the vice chairman at Paramount, "JJ will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek".
There are obviously a few things you can read into that, as just because he's down to produce a new Star Trek, it doesn't mean he will direct it. Are we perhaps looking at Abrams in a cycle where he moves from Star Trek to Star Wars and back again maybe? That's unlikely to keep the two year cycle Disney is reportingly aiming for between Star Wars movies if that's the case.
There's clearly a fair bit of sorting out to do yet. Abrams must be bracing himself for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness press tour...
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