We haven’t heard much about the new Star Trek adventure, even more so as the man responsible for rebooting the franchise has gone to the ‘dark side’ to work on Star Wars: Episode VII. However Trekkies can breathe a sigh of relief because apparently work on Star Trek 3 may begin sooner than we think.
Zachary Quinto who portrays Spock shed light on the subject in a recent interview on NBC’s Today Show. “I think it’s on the horizon. Things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be back in production sometime in the next six months,” said the actor when asked about the next adventure for the crew of the Enterprise.
But whether or not Quinto is jumping the gun, one thing is for certain, JJ Abrams won’t be back to helm this next Star Trek outing. However in his place will likely be Roberto Orci who co-wrote both the rebooted Star Trek films. Orci had previously announced that he has completed the first draft to the third instalment of the film with writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne.
As far plot goes, it is widely speculated that Star Trek 3 will send the Enterprise crew into deep space as part of their five year mission teased at the end of Star Trek: Into Darkness. The film is currently slated for a late 2016 release, which could mean it will hit theatres sometime during Thanksgiving or Christmas that year.