So When Is Star Trek 2 Going to Start Now?
07.27.10 by Ryan
Paramount may have scheduled a release date for Star Trek 2, but it seems like no one knows when it will go into production. In April Zoe Saldana thought shooting might start "early next year," and last week Star Trek actor Bruce Greenwood, who plays Captain Pike, said the "the plan is to film it in January." However, during the Comic-Con, Zachary Quinto (Spock) had a different opinion of the timeline and refuted the January rumor in a conversation with MTV.
I can't wait to go back. We have a while until we're going to do another one. It probably won't be until next year at this time. I know there are sort of erroneous reports that we're going back in January — not true, as far as I know.
So Greenwood says January, Quinto says not-January. The sequel can't happen without a script, so MTV also checked with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci to see how the two writers (along with Damon Lindelof) are doing with the Star Trek 2 script.
"We actually are making significant progress on the story," revealed Kurtzman. "I will tell you nothing more."
Orci admitted to io9 that they have a "story we like" so that must be the "progress" that Kurtzman is talking about. Talking to MTV, Orci said that taking care of the established characters will take precedent in the sequel.
Now that we've set up everybody — there were new characters in the last one, so we really want to focus in on them. For example Scotty, who you met at the end of the last movie, who [was] so important to the crew but had the shortest screen time, now is going to be in the movie from the very beginning. In fact, the whole crew is in it from the beginning.
So, in summary, no one knows when Star Trek 2 will start, and the script features all the characters you were certain were coming back anyway.