It was recently confirmed that J.J. Abrams will be the man in charge bringing Star Wars: Episode VII to the big screen, as well as being involved in the Star Trek franchise. Zachary Quinto plays Spock in the Star Trek films and he has been giving his views on J.J. Abrams directing the Star Wars films.
Zachary Quinto told Entertainment Weekly, "I don’t think anybody feels like he’s going. We feel like he’s growing. J.J. surrounds himself with talented people, and if the day is coming where he has to hand off the director’s chair to someone, then we will all embrace that person and trust that [the new director is] the next best choice.
He added, "We’re excited that is is being so bold and so declarative about what he wants to do and sees ways to bring his talent to a classic franchise — like Star Trek four years ago — that can use a fresh injection of new perspective. And we all benefit as moviegoers. And he’ll be around. He’ll still produce our movie even if he doesn’t direct it. And maybe there’s some version of this where [an upcoming Trek film] fits in [to the release calendar] in a way where he can come back around as director for us as well."
As well as starring Zachary Quinto Star Trek Into Darkness also stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban and Alice Eve. Star Trek Into Darkness is set to be released May 17 in both the US and the UK.