Could Star Trek be be going down the Pirates of the Caribbean route? Earlier this year the Star Trek franchise was successfully rebooted and Paramount swiftly re-hired Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof to write the script for a sequel. We haven’t heard anything about what the story will involve, however during an interview with io9 writer Roberto Orci hinted that not only are they planning for Star Trek 2, but also 3!
I know there was a meeting about Star Trek a little while a go, have there been any more additional meetings at all? Any little update you can give us about the next film?
Roberto Orci: Nothing was decided [at the last meeting]. It was really about, hmmm. You know what, I’ll give you a tidbit. [They said to us] ‘We thought maybe you could do that as like 2 and 3.’
Could there be a story arc that spans the two films? Could this mean cliffhangers and back-to-back filming? Will we see less time between release dates like with the Pirates and Matrix sequels? Now is an exciting time to be a trekkie!