J.J. Abrams on “Star Wars” vs. “Star Trek”: “The worlds could not be more different”
Now that legendary sci-fi director J.J. Abrams, along with stars of the franchise's original cast, has joined Disney's continuation of the "Star Wars" franchise, fans are getting hints of the direction Episode 7 is headed in. And there's more to come as Abrams, whose "Star Trek Into Darkness" comes out this spring, is shifting focus to the Disney project.
He recently told Empire that his expectations for the project are high:
"There are infinitely more questions than answers right now, but to me, they’re [the two films] not that dissimilar. Though I came at these both from very different places, where they both meet is a place of ‘Ooh, that’s really exciting.’ And even though I was never a 'Star Trek' fan, I felt like there was a version of it that would make me excited, that I would think ‘that’s cool, that feels right, I actually would want to see that."