This is really, really strange to me. I would think that Paramount would have locked him down for the Star Trek franchise after the success of the reboot and the anticipation of Into Darkness.
It’s also worth noting that the source of the article is ”an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.” So, take that for what you will.
I also don’t think Disney would give the keys to Star Wars to someone making, what is essentially, a rival franchise. Very strange. I’ll wait until there is a press release before thinking about it for too much longer.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think JJ Abrams is a bad choice though. I mean, he did a great job of turning the last Star Trek movie into Star Wars. Right Matt?