The Enterprise’s current Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, has been slow to comment on J. J. Abrams recent ascension as director of Star Wars Episode 7. I think he should feel a bit betrayed from the huge reveal, especially since Abrams was meant to complete a trilogy of Star Trek films within the next few years. I can only imagine the cringe worthy, drunken voicemails ol’ Piney left on the Director’s inbox while Player’s “Baby Come Back” whined in the background. Cause that probably, definitely, could’ve happened.
When asked about the news, though, Pine only offered encouraging words:
“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.”
He went further, explaining that…
“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.”
As much as I love to be a contrarian, Pine certainly makes a fair point. Abrams is the master of monsters, aliens, and shiny laser guns, so there’s no doubt he’ll make a palatable new Episode of Star Wars. Although, I would still consider him a safe choice, since he’s already proven his mettle in other similar films.
Now, there is one more important avenue remaining. With both franchises under the guidance of Abrams, will we see a Captain Kirk cameo in the new Jedi centric flicks?
“Now you’re really playing with fire,”Pine says. “I wouldn’t say that even lightly.”
I guess that seals it with a defiant “NO!”. I suppose it’s better off that way. There’s no telling what millions of Sour Straw munching con-goers would do if their sacred streams were crossed.