26 December 2012 8:08 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Well, here’s one name we can cross off our list.

In a new interview with Empire Magazine, Star Trek helmer J.J. Abrams explained that he won’t be taking the reins of another intergalactic franchise: Disney’s upcoming Star Wars extension. The Lost creator explained that he and Kathleen Kennedy, the series’s new overseer, had “very early conversations” about how he might be involved in Star Wars: Episode VII’s development.

Ultimately, though, the longtime Lucas trilogy admirer decided against picking up a lightsaber of his own. “I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, »

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