The universes of Star Wars and Star Trek will now be guided by the same man: J. J. Abrams. While Abrams is pegged to direct the newest Star Wars, there’s still some division whether or not it is for the best and how much more details will be revealed.
Abrams was just recently honored with the Norman Lear Achievement Award for his success in the medium of television. Such shows that have defined Abrams career include the spy thriller “Alias,” the teen drama “Felicity,” and the intriguingly confounding watermark “Lost.”
Before the show, as he walked the red carpet, he was saying how “Wildly surreal” his appointment to Star Wars had been. When it came to anymore rumors, he said: “It’s obviously way too early to talk specifics. But I’m excited to actually start it.”
Those that are not in favor with Abrams directing are quick to argue that both Star Trek and Star Wars will now have too much visual and conceptual similarities. It remains to be seen when the newest installment will take flight because it seems that the 2015 deadline will not be met. But, for those that favor Trek, Abrams will not be jumping ship because he would be contractually be obliged to produced the third Trek movie.