We all know that J.J. Abrams jumped ship from ‘Star Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’ which was the set of films he grew up loving. Now it seems like the writer for ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ wants to do the same thing in reverse. That’s right, Gary Whitta who has helped pen what is quite possibly one of the best Star Wars stories of all time, according to many, wants to work in ‘Star Trek.’ That being said, it is by no means the only other franchise that he wants to play in as he is currently working on a comic book adaptation for ‘Mouse Guard.’
“One of [the other franchises I want to work on] is definitely the amazing Mouse Guard graphic novels by David Petersen, and I’m lucky enough to be adapting them as a feature film for 20th Century Fox right now. Beyond that, if I were ever given the chance to write something in the Star Trek universe I would jump at it.”
Abrams and Simon Pegg are two notable names who have worked in both so it sounds like the option could be there. Especially with how well ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ did at the box office. This is the kind of a story that might help draw more eyes to the world of Star Trek which didn’t do as well in sales in their last installment.
What else might he be working on? Well, something we might all be excited for though it’s hard to tell what exactly as:
“I’m actually working on a couple of things right now that fit into this category as well but I’m not allowed to talk about them. Ha!”
A standard non-disclosure agreement is pretty popular with studios these days but as Disney also owns Marvel who is notorious for enforcing them that could be an interesting route to go for anyone trying to come up with a theory on his future work.
Would you be happy to see a Star Trek film written by Gary Whitta? What else do you think he might have up his sleeve that he can’t talk about? Share your thoughts below!
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