J.J. Abrams is enjoying a lot of success at the moment. Not only has he been given the opportunity to direct two of the biggest movie franchises of all time, he managed to get interviewed by Playboy!
During the interview, Abrams shared some details about Star Wars Episode VII and Star Trek:
As with anything, because these are very different worlds, they shouldn’t feel the same aesthetically. They can’t…But again, I don’t apply aesthetics first and fit a movie into that aesthetic. If I had come into ‘Star Trek’ with those eyes, I would probably have been paralyzed. The advantage here is that we still have George Lucas with us to go to and ask questions and get his feedback on things, which I certainly will do. With ‘Star Trek’ it was harder because I wasn’t a ‘Star Trek’ fan; I didn’t have the same emotional feeling, and I didn’t have Gene Roddenberry to go to. But I came to understand the world of ‘Star Trek’, and I appreciated what fans felt and believed about this universe and this franchise.
Abrams went on to state that he may return to direct the third Star Trek film:
“No. I would say it’s a possibility. We’re trying to figure out the next step. But it’s like anything: It all begins with the story.”