In a what is a small, but in my opinion crucial piece of news, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, screenwriters of Star Trek and its upcoming sequel said in an interview with HeroComplex (via Filmonic) that J.J. Abrams will be returning to direct the second film. While it seemed like there weren’t many other choices, his attachment to Super 8 made me think that perhaps he would be stepping down and someone else would be taking over the role.
In a more expansive nature, the plot inspiration behind the sequel was also mentioned stating that now that they’re free from the whole business of rebooting “we can do whatever we want, we still want it to feel like good ol’ “Star Trek” even though it’s a new story”. They’ve also stated that it’s not necessarily inspired by The Empire Strikes Back as unlike most of the movie series’ out there, it isn’t being established as a trilogy. In terms of what is in store for a second film, now that they’re done with the origin story, they said that “now [with the second] it becomes about this family that’s together, so now it becomes about the thing that shakes them up and challenges them”.
Whatever they have in store, I’ll be there, because Trek was one of my favorite movies of 2009 and hopefully we get more of the energy and fun from the first the second time around.
What do you think of these statements? Are you excited for Star Trek 2?
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