“The word is given” as Paramount already confirmed the release of Star Trek 3 in 2016, which also marks the franchise’s 50th anniversary. But what could have been the third masterpiece of J.J. Abrams will now fall into the creative mind of its new director, Roberto Orci. Abrams will only be involved in producing the film since he’s now focused on meeting the December 2015 deadline of Star Wars Episode VII.
After giving Star Trek fans its reboot film in 2009 and Into Darkness last 2013, what could the current team be envisioning for the third Trek film? Online site, Blastr, recalls the statements made by one of its writers J.D. Pane during the LDS Film Festival, which somehow revealed a pinch of their target plot:
“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.
It’s sort of the Adam and Eve thing, where should we eat the fruit or not eat the fruit? Well, there are some very compelling reasons why they should and why they shouldn’t. So, similar kinds of things here that really give the whole movie and opportunity to sort of play with that, and have people come down on different sides and wrestle with it; then come to an ending where you can walk out and say, ‘You know, I don’t know what I would do.”
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Aside from Pane’s proposed conflict, slight hints about the future antagonists of the sequel were also shared by Star Trek Into Darkness co-screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof during his past interview with HeyUGuys!: “You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film (Into Darkness) 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.”
Klingons are extraterrestrial humanoid warrior species primarily known for prideful callousness and brutality. With this, there’s a high probability that the villains of Star Trek 3 will be classic for Trekkies of all ages.
What do you think readers? Should we expect a bolder and better Star Trek now that it has its new director? Will it present a more thrilling plot than the previous ones? Sound off in the comments section below.