Writers reveal Star Trek 2 details

Adding to today’s sequel chatter, the writers of Star Trek 2 have revealed a few juicy tidbits about what to expect from their script.

Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci got their fanboy on with TrekMovie and discussed what they’re been working on for the sequel.

First of all, they want to make it clear that they have no interest in re-visiting or remaking any of the previous Trek films.

As for where the sequel picks up, that’s still up in the air.

“Should we pick them up immediately the next day or should it be later?” Orci said. “We are still discussing that.”

Meanwhile, Kurtzman talked about the possibilities of the sequel’s villain:

“I think our idea on this is that the first of any series is about them coming together or the formation. I couldn't really tell you what Jeff Bridges was doing in Iron Man , but it doesn't matter at all because it is all about Iron Man becoming Iron Man.

“Whereas I think sequels are very much about the villain. Because while [in the first one] the villain serves to bring the crew together, the second one I think has to be a true challenging of what that family is about.

“That is why Wrath of Khan was so amazing. Khan tested each one of them and ultimately asked for the [ultimate] sacrifice, and that is why that movie held up so well.”

Star Trek 2 will go on general release on 29 June, 2012.

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