William Shatner recently gave his tongue-in-cheek opinion regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars.
“I was just curious what you thought about J.J. Abrams taking Star Trek and Star Wars and if there’s a homogenization of sci-fi or if you think there’s enough for everyone,” the actor was asked.
“No, he’s being a pig,” said Shatner. “I mean he’s collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. And he’s probably the most talented director of that ilk we have. But, he’s gone too far this time.
“I think of him as a buddy of mine; I’ve taken him out for sushi; I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises, and not employing me in either one of them. I think he’s just foolhardy.”