JJ Abrams has revealed that it’s “a possibility” that he may be involved in a third Star Trek movie.
In an interview with Playboy Magazine, Abrams – already announced as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII – admitted that he could return for a third entry in the Star Trek series, following his work on the first film and Into Darkness, out next month.
“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.”
Abrams also spoke about the Star Wars and Star Trek universes needing to look different.
“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.”
Star Trek Into Darkness is due out on May 17, while Star Wars: Episode VII is tentatively scheduled for 2015.