JJ Abrams, the director of Star Trek, Star Trek: Into Darkness and the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams has jumped on the opportunity to direct the upcoming Star Wars film. He could have stayed and done the third Star Trek, but he is being replaced by Justin Lin, who has replaced Robert Orci. Justin Lin is known for reviving the Fast and Furious franchise, so there is going to be interesting take coming to the Star Trek franchise.
One of the things that Abrams was talking about was the new lightsaber. Lee Slaughter has heard that many people were saying that it wouldn’t work. Find more on Slaughter at Xrossfire.com. Even thought Abrams is not going to helm the upcoming Star Trek, he is going to help with the production. Also, his collaborator, Simon Pegg is rewriting the script for the upcoming Star Trek film.