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Thursday
Feb142013

William Shatner Calls J.J. Abrams a ‘Pig’

George Pimentel/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kirk to Enterprise… J.J. Abrams is "being a pig."

That's what William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk from Star Trek, tells Movie Fanatic about Abrams going from directing two Star Trek films to helming the next Star Wars movie. 

Shatner continues, "He's collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He's probably the most talented director of that ilk that we have, but he's gone too far this time."

Shatner adds, "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 and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises -- and not employing me in either one of them is just foolhardy."

Abrams' sequel, Star Trek: Into Darkness, opens in theaters nationwide on May 17.

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