Briefly: It’s been rumoured for some time, but now it’s official: J.J. Abrams will not direct the third instalment in the new Star Trek series.
During a Collider interview promoting the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-Ray release, Abrams let the news drop:
It’s a little bittersweet. 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 certainly don’t want someone to come in and try to do what I would have done. We want to hire someone who’s gonna come in and bring their own sensibility. I’m very excited to see what comes next, despite feeling jealous of whomever that person is.
So that’s that. I’m sure that some of you will be severely disappointed about the news, while others will be absolutely over the moon (I’m definitely in the former camp). In any case, now that Abrams is out of the picture, who would you like to see step into the director’s chair? On that note, how did you feel about Star Trek Into Darkness?