‘Star Trek’ Star Says J.J. Abrams is a “Pig” For Directing ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′
‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ director J.J. Abrams has been met with mostly happy and supportive comments from the ‘Star Trek‘ cast, despite the fact he’s leaving their sci-fi cast to start a new trilogy. But one ‘Star Trek’ star has come out against the idea and says Abrams is “being a pig” for trying to work on two of the biggest franchises in movies.
William Shatner, the original James T. Kirk, was asked by Movie Fanatic how he felt about J.J. Abrams leaving ‘Star Trek’ to go direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ and the original ‘Trek’ actor wasn’t very amused. “He’s being a pig. He’s probably the most talented director of that ilk we have. But, he’s gone too far this time.”
First of all, the “most talented director of that ilk” is a classic Shatner backhanded compliment if we’ve ever heard one. Secondly, is Shatner legitimately upset about Abrams leaving for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ or is he more upset that Leonard Nimoy was asked to appear in the ‘Star Trek’ reboot but he was not? And finally, who really cares what William Shatner thinks about ‘Star Wars: Episode 7?’
But OK, let’s indulge this train of thought for a second. Is J.J. Abrams biting off more than he can chew? He’s developing and directing ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ and says he will still produce ‘Star Trek 3.’ He’s also got at least 2-3 other films in development at Bad Robot and a number of potential TV deals in the works. Is this too much for one man to do well?