I would like say, though, if JJ is doing all these new, hot movies, that doesn't leave any room for any up and coming directors. Which is a pity. Being a creative all my life, I have always believed in giving new talent a chance...it's only fair.
"Fair" has nothing to do with it. Commercial Hollywood studios are NOT charity organizations with the obligation to promote "up and coming directors". They are businesses interested in making a profit. Besides, Abrams, Nolan, Vaughn, hell, even Spielberg at one time, were all "up and coming directors". Why should they not reap the benefits of their earlier work when it becomes possible to do so?