Sky's the Limit for Star Trek Sequel
06.29.09 by Ryan
With Star Trek on track to become one of the most successful movies of 2009, if not the most successful, talk of a sequel has already begun.
Director J.J. Abrams thinks that the next Trek movie has no limitations and told SciFiWire that the sequel could either be entirely new or a remake of past adventures:
The great thing is we're all open to anything. I think the fun of where we are with Trek
is that it can and should just be fully explored. So I think to limit
ourselves to only new adventures would be a mistake. But I also think
we want to take advantage of this moment and figure out what's the most
exciting version for the new audience as well.
Trek screenwriter Roberto Orci concurs:
As you can imagine every kind of opinion has been expressed in relation
to the movie, so there have been both red lights, green lights, yellow
lights, the gamut. What they have done is very quickly identified the
fork in the road, which is to do a completely original story or to
harmonize with canon the way we did in the first movie, where some of
the events overlapped with the original universe and were the same even
if time travel hadn’t happened and some of the harmonies were reversed,
like Spock with Uhura instead of Kirk.
So if the sequel can cover previous material does that mean fans will get to see Khan in the Trek sequel?
50/50? Is that a boring answer?
Most Trekkies would say, "No." Especially if Javier Bardem plays the role.