Source: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Writer Doesn't Expect J.J. Abrams To Return For Third Film
It looks like director J.J. Abrams will be transferring off ship and moving to a galaxy far, far away. In a red carpet interview with MTV News, Damon Lindelof (one of the writers of the new Star Trek reboot movies) gives the implication that the director will not be directing the third installment of the Star Trek movie series.
Lindelof says that he's "little bit sad that he [Abrams] was going to be leaving Star Trek", however "he's still going to produce the next one".
It's not all that surprising that Abrams would leave the Federation and join the New Republic since directing both empires at the same time would be a very large... enterprise, but nothing has been officially stated yet.
In an interview with Abrams himself, he did confirm that his production company Bad Robot, would be producing the next Trek. He also said that it would be "unlikely to wait another four years for such a film".
Star Trek Into Darkness opens on May 17, 2013. Star Wars VII (working title) is rumored to start shooting in early 2014, for release in Summer 2015.
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