Shatner: J.J. Abrams a ‘pig’ for taking on ‘Star Wars’

William Shatner speaks to Movie Fanatic.

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J.J. Abrams is a busy man. The director who breathed new life into the “Star Trek” film franchise recently agreed to helm the new “Star Wars” movie. This may have fueled geeky fever dreams of crossover “Star Trek”/”Star Wars” projects, but it also led to some head-scratching. Does Abrams really have time to head up two major sci-fi film series?

“Star Trek” did have Abrams first. His sudden commitment to “Star Wars” may have left a few Trekkies feeling like they’ve gotten involved in an unexpected cinematic menage a trois. That’s why I have some sympathy for William Shatner’s recent comments to Movie Fanatic.

When asked to share his thoughts on Abrams adding “Star Wars” to his resume, Shatner said, “He’s being a pig. He’s collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. And he’s probably the most talented director of that ilk we have, but he’s gone too far this time.”

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