How do we know that J.J. didn't promise his girl Star Trek that he'd pull out?
One thing this news may indicate is that word of mouth on Into Darkness
among people in the business is very good. Disney obviously has made an effort to woo Abrams in the last two months or so, which wouldn't be the case if their people were hearing that the next Trek movie is shaping up as less than, uh, stellar. And yeah, these folks know a lot
about other studios' unreleased movies.