He's busy with the Avengers sequel right now. He'll get Episode IX. We've learned that the Emperor himself is personally overseeing the final stages of the construction of this Death Star. Rewarded? For saving the lives of every last person on Earth ( not to mention other probable Federation targets )? How... inappropriate. The word is "revived". Star Trek was already pretty well "mucked up" on its own before Abrams came along. The shows had gotten increasingly worse. Enterprise was cancelled. Insurrection and Nemesis... that's all I have to say about that. Insurrection and Nemesis. Abrams was the bolt of lightning that resurrected a rotting corpse from its moldy grave ( yes, I'm using Friday the 13th, Part VI as my analogy ).