While here has yet to be any official confirmation off the pending dismissal of the copyright infringement lawsuit brought in Federal court by Paramount and CBS, it would seem that the powers that be now intend to drop the lawsuit within the next few weeks due to the vocal opposition and support of Axanar by Star Trek Beyond director and Trek fan Justin Lin as well as to some extent it would seem to the former Star Trek and Star Wars director and fan JJ Abrams.
Many Star Trek enthusiasts gathered in Los Angeles on Friday evening to be part of a Star Trek Beyond fan event in which J.J. Abrams revealed that Paramount will in fact be dropping the much talked about lawsuit against the producers of the Axanar fan film.
During the event, Abrams said this to the gathered crowd, “We talked about this and we realized this is not the appropriate way to deal with the fans. We should be celebrating this thing. We, the fans of ‘Star Trek,’ are all a part of this world. We went to the studio and pushed them to stop this lawsuit and now, within the next few weeks, it will be announced that this thing is going away and the fan will be able to work on the project.”
Fans reacted with a well deserved round of applause following Abrams thoughts on Axanar and the video of Abrams making these comments at the Star Trek Beyond event can be seen at the following link which was taken by Anna Yeutter: https://www.facebook.com/anna.yeutter/videos/10155029159054625/