JJ Abrams has revealed that his decision to not direct the third instalment of Star Trek was a bittersweet one
In an interview with Collider, Abrams said, 'It's a little bittersweet. 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.'
Abrams also revealed his hopes for the future director. He wants someone that will put their own stamp on the franchise rather then just copy what he has done. '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.' However fear not we imagine he will still have a say in the film as he will stay on as a producer.
Simon Pegg also spoke about the loss of the director for the third movie. 'It's gonna be strange because JJ is such a part of it, but his stamp will be very much on it. And whoever he gets to direct it will be someone he trusts implicitly. We've also got each other, as well. The whole cast is very united.It will be interesting. It will be fun to get a different take on it. We've gotta keep evolving it. I guess it can only be good for the story, as long as it's the right person.'