Rumor: Will Director Jon M. Chu Helm The Next ‘Star Trek’ Adventure?

Paramount wants to keep the S.S. Enterprise trekking, with or without J.J. Abrams at the helm, and it seems appropriate to throw Jon M. Chu’s name around.

With only one person really screaming for Abrams’ return, Latino Review is reporting that G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is one of the frontrunners to direct the third Star Trek movie. After directing the tentpole hit film for Paramount, and reportedly attached to direct its sequel, Chu already has a healthy host of films on his hands with the adaptation of Master of the Universe and more.

For not-so-obvious reasons, Abrams already has his hands full working on Star Wars: Episode VII, and will be unable to come back for a third helping due to major scheduling conflicts. With an opening and Chu’s name clearly at the top of the list, will his other projects be put on the shelf in favor of one of Paramount’s most lucrative titles? Also rumored for the sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness are Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 3-6), and Brad Bird, who wowed everyone with Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.

There’s no word yet on what the film could be about, but if you’ve seen the last film (by now, you should have) then we may see the war begin between the Starfleet and the Klingons.

Do you think Chu has the chops to helm the next Star Trek picture? Or, would you like to see someone else try and fill J.J. Abrams’ shoes?

Props: Latino Review