'Star Trek' star Chris Pine hopes J.J. Abrams returns after 'Star Wars 7'

Ben Skipper
4 February 2013
'Star Trek' star Chris Pine hopes J.J. Abrams returns after 'Star Wars 7'
Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk

Chris Pine has spoken out about J.J. Abrams' decision to direct 'Star Wars 7'.

Pine, who plays Captain James T. Kirk in Abrams' rebooted 'Star Trek' films, was also eager that he return for 'Star Trek 3' once he's completed his work in the galaxy far far away.

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"The only way I'll be disappointed is if he doesn't direct our third movie," said Pine. "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."

Abrams was of course confirmed to direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7' earlier this month, putting his other franchise commitments into question.

However last week Paramount confirmed that the director would at least produce the third 'Star Trek', but there was no mention as to whether he would direct.

Regardless, Pine believes Abrams is a good fit for the 'Star Wars' gig, "From my standpoint, J.J. is a science-fiction genius. 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."

Pine will star in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' later this year, J.J. Abrams' last film before he gets to work on 'Star Wars 7'.

Asked whether he might have a cameo in 'Episode 7', Pine gave a response typical of the charismatic actor and one 'Trek' fans will be happy to hear.

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

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