9:21 pm - 02/04/2013

Chris Pine hopes J.J. Abrams treks back from 'Star Wars'

Chris Pine is thrilled that 'science fiction genius' JJ Abrams is directing 'Star Wars: Episode VII.' He just wants to make sure Abrams comes back for more 'Star Trek'...or else.

Pine is starring in 'Jack Ryan' in December and returns as Captain Kirk in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' in May.
Star Trek franchise star Chris Pine says he's thrilled that his director is shipping out to another universe for awhile — but he better return at warp speed.

When Disney announced last week that J.J. Abrams, director of 2009's Star Trek and the forthcoming Star Trek Into Darkness (due May 17), had been hired to direct Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015, it shook up everyone in the cinematic sci-fi world, particularly its leading lights.

"The only way I'll be disappointed is if he doesn't direct our third movie," says Pine, who plays Captain Kirk. "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."

All jokes aside, Pine believes Abrams will rock the Star Wars series.

"From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius," says Pine. "To have him over in the Star Wars camp is going to be a great thing. I'm sure it's going to be a great film."

Last week, Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore said Abrams is committed to produce another Star Trek film, but there's no word as to whether he will direct.

Pine, who'll also assume the CIA agent title role in Jack Ryan (out Christmas Day), acknowledges that a controversy has arisen over a director moving back and forth between the two mega-bucks franchises: "There are fans from both camps who have their opinion on that.''

As for speculation that Pine or Kirk might appear, even in cameo, in Star Wars, Pine puts up the full deflector shields.

"Now you're really playing with fire,'' he says. "I wouldn't say that even lightly."


lovelyeli 4th-Feb-2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Im so mother fucking excited for JJ to do SW&ST..when will ur sci-fi Faves tbh?
bssybuse 4th-Feb-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
your icon reminded me about how Leonardo got offered to do Star Wars and he said no so they casted Hayden instead

it would be too weird to see Ewan and Leonardo so soon after the whole the beach thing though
lovelyeli 4th-Feb-2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
lol i forgot about that. leo was srsly lined up to do be in like everything after titanic, but his weird ass was like nah i'll take a break instead.

im glad it didn't work out..i mean he could be hayden right now *phew*
bssybuse 4th-Feb-2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
i feel really bad for Hayden, probably because everyone apart from him is doing well and he gets the blame. Natalie Portman was worse than him.
miniglik 4th-Feb-2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
Honestly, it wasn't the actors' fault -- any of them. Hayden was just cursed with not having a significant career before the prequels (although he was great in Life as a House), so it just crushed his career.

ETA: Ewan though. Still hot.

Edited at 2013-02-04 08:38 pm (UTC)
wauwy 4th-Feb-2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
It totally wasn't the actors' fault. If Ewan fucking McGregor seems wooden, your director is a nightmare.
miniglik 4th-Feb-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
My kids were watching Episode 1 last week in the other room, and I was just raging at the audio. Audio-only you can't be distracted by the pretty pictures, and focus solely on skeevy racial undertones in accents, terrible dialogue, and inexplicable manner in which Portman is forced to speak for half the movie. Fucking George Lucas.
wonderwomanhero 4th-Feb-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
Didn't they offer it to Charlie Hunnam too?
walker_sarah 4th-Feb-2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
charlie would be so amazing in it
iluvkidnappers 4th-Feb-2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
ME TOO I need him doing ALL the scifi because Fringe was flawfree and I need more to fill the void
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