We knew this choice was coming for J.J. Abrams. Being selected to direct Star Wars: Episode VII is a huge deal, and a lifelong dream of his, but on the other hand he's already resurrected a space saga franchise. Could he manage to unite the oft-warring Star Wars and Trek fanboys and direct both sequels? Of course he couldn't.
Abrams has officially announced that the director's chair for Star Trek 3 is officially up for grabs (he'll remain a producer) while he moves forward with the Episode VII production. We'd say Trekkies are going to weep, but maybe notâ€”they recently voted the J.J. helmed Into Darkness as the worst movie in the entire series and declared Abrams' reboot a "broken" entity.