It looks like J.J. Abrams is a Trek man, thank you. According to an interview with U.K. film magazine Empire, the Lost and Star Trek director turned down a spot in the director’s chair for Disney’s Star Wars Episode VII.
Abrams was quoted in Empire, stating: “There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to ‘Star Trek’, and also just being a [‘Star Wars’] fan, I wouldn’t even want to be involved in the next version of those things.”
We can cut Abrams from the potential director category, but there are still plenty of rumors floating around with Michael Arndt set to write the sequel. For now, things might be a little more exciting for Trek fans; Recently, we’ve got our first peek at Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, which is set for a May 17 release. You can view the full trailer here.