What Trekkies might see in Star Trek 3. Star Trek 3 has been given a 2016 release with Roberto Orci set to take over from J.J. Abrams (who is off to a galaxy far, far away).
In 2009, J.J. Abrams was given the chance to reboot one of science fictions greatest franchises. It’s a project he took on with zeal, citing his admiration of the relationship between Spock and Kirk. He would later use this relationship as a pivotal story point in both of his Star Trek movies.
However, due to his commitment to another major science fiction franchise – Star Wars – Abrams will be unable to continue his work and complete the reboot trilogy.
Even though the next film is still quite far away, speculation has been rife for months over who will be a part of the project and whether or not the next film will be closely connected to the original series.
The plan from Paramount is to have the next Star Trek film released in 2016 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original series. And what way to commemorate such a fantastic achievement then to have several stars from the original series be a part of the reboot. Leonard Nimoy has already been a major character in both of the new films.
According to Parade, George Takei, who played Sulu, was eager to be a part of the new trilogy, saying, “All they have to do is ask me! I’m more than eager. As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with J.J. Abrams, and they’re preparing another one because in two years, Star Trek’s going to be 50 years old…so they’ll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast.”
The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, has also been tipped to join the cast of the third film. Though, that seems a distant possibility with Shatners famous ‘no cameo’ policy. A policy which forced director Abrams to abandon plans of having the famous captain play a small role alongside a younger version of himself, much like Nimoy did.
Star Trek 3 will be written by Roberto Orci, Patrick Mckay, and J.D. Payne.
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