One of the biggest hits of 2013 was J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness which continued the success of the first film and connected with audiences who both liked and had never actually sat down and enjoyed Star Trek before. Thanks to the even bigger success of the sequel, fans are now awaiting the third installment in the franchise and Spock himself dropped a bomb on when production could begin.
BuzzHub caught up with Quinto at the Galway Film Festival recently and he said that he believes prodution on Star Trek 3 will begin next year, which is in line with the reported plans to have a new film by the 2016 blockbuster season.
Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.
Of course with this bit of news taken care of, the next and biggest question Star Trek fans have had since rumors of third film surfaced has been J.J. Abrams involvement. The director of the first two films has stated he wants to come back but he has been tasked with rebooting (technically continuing) the Star Wars franchise for Disney.
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Star Wars Episode VII is set for a 2015 release date which means if Abrams plans on doing both Star Trek and Star Wars, he will need to go right into production after Star Wars and probably rush production on Star Trek before flipping back to Star Wars for the eighth episode.
But right now Trekkies are just excited to have news about a third film, and no matter if Abrams comes back to direct, everyone knows he’ll be involved with the production of the third film, even if it’s from an executive producer role.