Are Star Trek 3 Plans Already In Motion? And Without JJ Abrams?

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jj abrams star trek star wars bannerStar Trek Into Darkness will beam into theaters in just a few weeks, but plans seem to already be in motion for a third outing. This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise since plans for Into Darkness were in motion before the first film was completed. On the red carpet premiere for the film in London, Damon Lindelof seemed to suggest they have a few things in mind saying “this is what the plot is going to be, this is who the bad guy is, this is what they’re up against.” He went on to reveal who the bad guy might be:

You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.

Now that doesn’t mean the Klingons will be the next villains to face off against the Enterprise crew, but it does seem like a hint. The Klingons were cut out of the first film and now have a somewhat sizeable role in the second, so a full-on role in the third would be fitting. The writer also danced around a question about Benedict Cumberbatch. When asked if he would be back for the next film, he said that would be revealing the end of Into Darkness but “if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid not to use him.TrekMovie.Com also had a few interesting pieces of info to reveal about the possible third film as well.

 

That seems to throw a wrench in the works. Abrams took the Star Wars VII gig but had left open the possibility in recent interviews that he would take the director’s chair for Trek again. If Paramount really is pushing for a 2016 release for Star Trek 3, then that would be pushing it pretty close for him to finish up the new Star Wars then get working on Trek. He could still be a producer and have some involvement, but it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll be the director. What do you think? Do you hope the next Trek is out by the 50th Anniversary? Can you picture a trip with the Enterprise crew not overseen by Abrams?

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