Abrams is currently prepping Star Trek into Darkness for its cinema release, as well as recently signing on with Disney to direct Star Wars Episode 7.
Takei - who played Sulu in the original Star Trek - has now spoken about Abrams to Access Hollywood, teasing that he personally prepared the filmmaker to take on both franchises.
"I showed the path to Jj," he joked, adding more seriously: "[He] came and thought out of the box [with 2009's Star Trek]."
The actor went on to suggest that Abrams made the right choice to cast younger actors like Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana in the new Star Trek movies.
"I'm glad that they cast younger people... Can you imagine Bill Shatner today bouncing around? It wouldn't have had the same feel," Takei explained.
Star Trek into Darkness