J.J. Abrams has had one heck of a time developing anything outside of the movies for Star Trek due to the rights being split between Paramount, who own the movie rights, and CBS, which owns the TV and product licensing.
The Wrap digs into the details of the sutuation, but the gist of the problem is that the constant struggle between dealing with the two corporations has frustrated him to the point where he has "thrown his hands up" at Star Trek. Having to license the characters for the movie from CBS and not having any consistency in the marketplace for merchandise caused a lack of products tied into the first Star Trek. Although they have done a better job working together for Star Trek Into Darkness, getting merchandise and a video game based on the movie to market, the lack of overall vision remains frustrating for Abrams and his Angry Robot production company.
The spin-off TV shows, theme park rides, and solo films envisioned for Star Wars is similar to what he once had in mind for Star Trek. With Disney owning the rights to all things Star Wars now, it will offer Abrams more control in developing a franchise under one vision.
From the article at The Wrap, it sounds like Abrams is ready to move on from Star Trek and not juggle a third movie while work on Star Wars moves forward, even though he has said several times he would be back for a third. Perhaps he has a trilogy in mind for Star Trek and will at least return for a third movie before moving on from the franchise completely.
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