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Abrams to continue Trek work despite Star Wars news

January 26th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Paramount Pictures has told The LA Times that JJ Abrams remains committed to Star Trek despite news leaking that he is to direct the next Star Wars film.

The studio claimed that the Lost creator would be back for a third Star Trek film even if only as a producer and that he was also attached to at least one more film in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Abrams next film, Star Trek Into Darkness, hits theaters on May 17 while Star Wars: Episode VII is being written by Michael Arndt and is scheduled to be released in 2015.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….