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William Shatner Says J.J. Abrams Is Being A Pig [VIDEO]

William Shatner Says J.J. Abrams Is Being A Pig

William Shatner is a man who has never been shy about expressing his opinion of Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars: Episode VII) director J.J. Abrams. During a recent press junket to promote Escape From Planet Earth, the original Captain Kirk had a few words for Abrams.

During the interview, Shatner discussed Abrams along with his thoughts regarding the possible homogenization of the science-fiction film genre.

He’s being a pig. He’s collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest.

Shatner went on to credit Abrams as a great director, but said a meeting between the two of them may have to take place soon to discuss J.J.’s Star Wars directing job, along with a possible part for Shatner in the film.

He’s probably the most talented director of that ilk, but he’s gone too far this time. I think of him as a buddy of mine. I’ve taken him out for sushi. I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi [dinner] and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises and not employing me in either of them, I think is just foolhardy.

Watch the video below.

Following Star Wars: Episode VII news, the web went crazy with Star Trek/Star Wars mashup photos. One of which, casts Shatner as Darth Tiberius — a personal favorite of ours.

William Shatner as Darth Tiberius

William Shatner as Darth Tiberius

Escape From Planet Earth opens in theaters this Friday, February 15th.

via Joel Amos of Movie Fanatic

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