It seems like the Star Trek movies can’t come fast enough. Ever since finding out who Benedict Cumberbatch really was in the Star Trek: Into Darkness film, Trek fans have been waiting for more news on upcoming sequels.
Will we see the new take on the Klingons again? Will any more of the original timeline characters make their way to the new films to join Leonard Nimoy? Will we see other species that have become familiar to Trek fans?
But, more than anything, fans want to know when the next film is coming. And Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new films, has finally spoken.
“I think it’s on the horizon,” Quinto said on The Today Show. “Things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.”
Okay, six months. Now, what will this film be about?
“I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way,” Quinto said in July. “We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in entertainment history so it’s inherently an ongoing story. But I do think that we’ll feel some sense of evolution in these characters that’s been building through the first few films.”
Robert Orci, who will direct the film, is currently writing the script to Star Trek 3 with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
Regarding the storyline for the newest installment in the Trek franchise, J.D. Payne has said, “We’re trying to set up a kind of situation where you really could — and not in just an ‘everything’s relative’ sort of moral relativism — you could be a good person of any creed or philosophical background and come down on both sides of how you should respond to this opportunity that the crew has…. that also has some pitfalls to it. Where you could argue very, very, very compellingly that ‘this’ is what you should do, and if you’re advocating ‘this’ then it’s actually evil.”