'Star Trek 2' Announcement Coming 'Soon,' Says J.J. Abrams

We know that the world of J.J. Abrams is completely and entirely focused on the opening of his wonderful new thriller, "Super 8," which we've been obsessing over non-stop, but that doesn't mean we can avoid asking him for "Star Trek 2" updates when we have the chance.

When MTV News caught up with the man behind the mysteries at the premiere of "Super 8" this week, we asked him what's going on with the highly-anticipated sequel.

"We're working on that right now," he said of the on-going negotiations with Paramount with regard to the film's overall plan and production schedule. "I hope to have some information soon."

And will Abrams be stepping back into the director's chair for this film?

"I would hope so, but we'll see," he said. "No decisions [have been made] yet, but I look forward to having the answer soon."

Always the master of mystery - and the short and very sweet soundbite, that Abrams.

We take all these discussions to be a very good sign. After all, at one point, there was a strong possibility that Abrams would not be directing "Star Trek 2," due to scheduling conflicts, but recently those rumors seemed to have died down. What we need now is for the collective stars to align like they did with the first film. From all appearances, all the actors who appeared in "Star Trek" are more than game to sign on to the second flick. Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have also consistently said that their script for the sequel is always a work in progress.

So, "soon"... can you get here already? Our patience is wearing thin!

So what's next for "Star Trek 2?" When is the big announcement coming? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter!

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