As reported in our recent CelebWatch, on Thursday JJ Abrams attended the US-Ireland Alliance pre-Oscar party that honored Trek alum Colm Meaney. ReelzChannel interviewed the director and got him to talk about the new Star Trek movie. Abrams said they were using the rainy weather to their advantage and also spoke about the release date change and possibly using Meaney in a sequel. VIDEO below.
Specifically on the release change from Christmas 2008 to May 2009 Abrams stated:
It was not something I did, it was something I was told was going to happen. Actually I am thrilled the studio feels the way they do after seeing the dailies. I loved our original date of Christmas, but I think this date gives the film an even bigger opportunity for an audience.
Colm Meaney in Abrams Star Trek 2?
Regarding Colm Meaney appearing in Star Trek, Abrams said
Probably not this one, but huge fan. I am open to anything. Next time maybe?