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Chris Pine Will Be “Disappointed” If J.J. Abrams Doesn’t Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

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J.J. Abrams left the ‘Star Trek’ universe in a bit of a lurch when he agreed to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ for Lucasfilm. Up until this point, Team ‘Star Trek’ has been very diplomatic, saying that Abrams would still be around to produce ‘Star Trek 3‘ and that they wish him the best on ‘Star Wars 7.’ But ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Chris Pine says he’s still “disappointed” that Abrams won’t be around to direct ‘Star Trek 3.’

As the promotion of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ continues, many of the questions will revolve around J.J. Abrams’ decision to leave the franchise for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7.’ And star Chris Pine is the first cast member to publicly address the move, speaking with USA Today where he admitted he’s “disappointed” that Abrams won’t be returning:

I’ll be disappointed is if he doesn’t direct our third movie. I think if that turns out to be the case we’ll have to kidnap him and hold him hostage until he agrees to do a third.

Pine’s kidnapping comments were obviously made in jest, the actor was legitimately bummed out that Abrams wouldn’t be around to finish what he started with the ‘Star Trek’ universe (yes, we know Abrams will still be producing, but how much time will he really have to devote to ‘Star Trek?’).

Pine did add that he’s excited for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ all the same, saying “I’m sure it’s going to be a great film.”

So where do you stand on this issue? Are you disappointed that J.J. Abrams left ‘Star Trek’ or excited that he’s on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7?’

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