While promoting the release of Star Trek on DVD and Blu-ray (get your copy here) director J.J Abrams spoke to ComingSoon about the possibility of returning to direct Star Trek 2. While he’d love to, it’s not set in stone yet:
The truth is, the idea of anyone else directing the next “Star Trek” film breaks my heart. I had the most fun ever with these people. But, it’s impossible to know when the script is done. That’s the time to look at it and ask, “is this the right thing for the movie? Is it the right thing for me? My family?” and all that stuff. It’s so hard to know a year out with no script in existence if I should direct the movie. I look forward to making that decision when the time comes.
J.J Abrams needs to return. Who else will be able to lens flare my retinas to high hell?