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Star Trek XII News. Lots Of Probablies And A Few Maybes

Star Trek XII News.  Lots Of Probablies And A Few Maybes

More Star Trek XII news hits the web as we get closer to the Star Trek XI Blu-ray / DVD release.  It makes since to publicize a future movie while it's predecessor gets ready to make a killing on home video.  The only problem we're seeing is; that there isn't much actual news being released.  We loved Star Trek XI and we are really looking forward to Star Trek XII but, all of the new "news" consists of of maybe(s), could-be(s), and we'll see(s). 

If you're down with that, then check out the excerpt from a recent SciFi Wire article featuring Abrams, Orci, and Kurtzman.  We get to hear the possibilities of Original Spock's return. Original Kirk showing up, and it might be in 3D.

Maybe after all of that, Alan Ruck could fly the Enterprise-B through a wormhole into the old west.  /sarcasm.

They could go anywhere, but they're focusing on one story

With such a strong jolt to the franchise, a studio would certainly want to think of back-to-back sequels. Even the fans would want to see them crank out Star Trek 2 and 3 as quickly as possible. The writers said they won't, but for a good reason. "It's very, very important to us to make sure that each movie is good," Kurtzman said. "Not 'Hey, let's do as many as possible.' Part of what is great about Star Trek is that it's a continuing adventure, so you naturally think that there will be many, hopefully, but we only focus on what comes next, and then build off of that."

J.J.'s up for one more, he thinks

Abrams has been discussing the Star Trek sequel as if he's guaranteed to direct it. However, in an unrelated question about the possibility of shooting in 3-D (that's a big maybe), Abrams phrased it interestingly. "If I, in fact, direct the Star Trek sequel, 3-D could be really fun," Abrams said. If? Well, he's certainly investing a lot of time in prepping the sequel. "It's obviously just movie-to-movie," Abrams said. "The fact that we are now actively discussing the second film is surreal and very nice, and I'm thrilled. I hope that that results in something worthy of your time. But it's one of those things that you just don't know."

Mr. Nimoy, you are still Spock

Perhaps Leonard Nimoy was just being modest when he said Star Trek doesn't need him anymore. Abrams and company still welcome him. "I can't imagine a Star Trek movie not needing him," Abrams said. "I'm sure that what he's saying is a combination of modesty and honesty. He may actually feel that way. Working with him again would be a joy. It is clearly too early, given that we are just now talking story, to conclude whether or not Spock Prime is in the film or not. Do I want to work with him again? Of course, 100 percent. I'd love to."

This time, there may be a part for Kirk!

Abrams explained that the on-screen death of Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations made it impossible to work him into the new Star Trek storyline. However, now that the new actors are established as the crew, maybe now he can focus on a way to bring back Kirk. "I feel like the first movie did some of the heavy lifting that needed to be done, in order to free us to continue, going forward," Abrams said. "Maybe there's less of a burden and there's going to be more opportunity to work with him again. I would love to work with him."

Oh yeah, and it still might be in 3-D

Abrams shunned 3-D on Star Trek purely out of insecurity with his own filmmaking chops. Now that he's seen his contemporaries use it, he's more ready to jump on board. "Paramount talked to me about doing the first one in 3-D," Abrams said. "Having it only been my second film, I was petrified just at the addition of it. I thought it would be another dimension of pain-in-the-ass. I was so worried that, instead of being a decent 2-D movie, it would have been a bad 3-D one. I'm open to looking at it because now I feel a little bit more comfortable. What I've seen of Avatar makes me want to do it, because it's so crazy cool-looking." (source SciFi Wire)

Read the full article here.

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