On Tuesday night’s airing of The Wil Wheaton Project (only his 5th episode), the Star Trek: TNG actor turned sardonic geek culture commentator had a biting take on the recent news announcing the next Star Trek film was coming in 2016, but without JJ Abrams returning to the director’s chair. Watch the clip below.
Wheaton Jabs Next Star Trek as Abrams ‘Afterthought’
As it was recently reported, Paramount has set 2016 for the release of the next Star Trek film. Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director JJ Abrams remains a producer but due to his helming of the next Star Wars film, he will not be directing (that job goes to Star Trek and Into Darkness writer/producer Roberto Orci). On his weekly Syfy show commenting on all things geeky, Wil Wheaton discussed the Paramount Trek announcement, and then snarked…
Even though JJ is knee-deep in Tatooine, he promises that Trekkies have nothing to worry about… with ‘Star Trek 3: Into Afterthought.’
Watch the clip below.
The Wil Wheaton Project airs Tuesday’s at 9pm on Syfy