JJ Abrams Promises Star Trek Sequel News “Soon” + Abrams To Moderate WGA Panel w/ First Lady

JJ Abrams Super 8 hits theaters today, and everyone wants to know what is coming next (and when) from Abrams. In a brief comment at the Super 8 premiere, Abrams talked about the ongoing talks with Paramount about the Star Trek sequel shedule and how there should be news "soon." And in other Abrams news, next week he will be moderating panel with Michelle Obama.    

 

JJ Abrams: Star Trek sequel news "soon"

Last month JJ Abrams promised to turn his focus to the Star Trek sequel following the release of Super 8. Abrams new film hits theaters today and speaking to MTV at gala premiere on Wednesday night, Abrams about ongoing talks with Paramount about the schedule for the Star Trek sequel saying:

We’re working on that right now. I hope to have some information soon.

Abrams also sounded positive on returning to the director’s chair, saying

I would hope [to direct], but we’ll see. No decisions [have been made] yet, but I look forward to having the answer soon

here is the video (via MTV)

Abrams to interview Michelle Obama

In other Abrams news, it was just announced (via TheWrap) that next Monday he will be moderating a panel discussion at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills with First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her Joining Forces inititative supporting military families. Also on the pnel will be Army Wives creator Katherine Fugate. Also on hand will be Damon Lindelof who will co-host the event.

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KHAN 2.0
June 10, 2011 3:54 pm

id still like summer 2012….if possible

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
June 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Come on J.J Direct Star Trek. You know you want to and majority of the fans want you to.

Aurore
June 10, 2011 3:57 pm

“JJ Abrams Promises Star Trek Sequel News ‘Soon’ ”

Alright, then.

KHAN 2.0
June 10, 2011 4:01 pm

if Abrams dosnt direct who would be the bigger bombshell replacement? N Meyer or S Spielberg?

obviously as a fan Meyer directing would be mind blowing but Spielberg stepping in would probably be cardiac arrest time

but i cant see how it wont be Abrams

Dee - lvs moon' surface
June 10, 2011 4:04 pm

…SOONER …PLEASE!!!

:-) :-)

Dee - lvs moon' surface
June 10, 2011 4:11 pm

They have already finished it, right? … I mean the script… they would be participating in many events, without being “OK” about it? … MAYBE… PERHAPS … WHATEVER … LOL

SOONER ….

:-) :-)

denny cranium
June 10, 2011 4:31 pm

Abrams may be waiting to see how the opening box office goes.
It may be frustrating for him to be known as just the “reboot” director

matthias
June 10, 2011 4:45 pm

summer 2012 or another day after the end of the world….

Vultan
June 10, 2011 4:51 pm

Whether Abrams directs the next Trek flick or not, kudos to him for supporting military families.

trekker 5
June 10, 2011 5:31 pm

“Soon”. Gee,I’ve heared “Soon” before. J.J.,you know I love you man,direct Trek12!! And turn “Soon” into “Now”!! (I ask this most kindly as a fan.).

Allen Williams
June 10, 2011 6:47 pm

Can we not call it star trek 2? Star trek 2 is the wrath of khan.

SupremeDalekOnTheBridge
June 10, 2011 6:53 pm

#11

*insert rapturous applause here*

k4karnage
June 10, 2011 6:54 pm

I for one wouldn’t mind if JJ took the 3D Realms approach; “when it’s done”.

Jesustrek
June 10, 2011 7:13 pm

Summer 2012 ¡¡¡No More JJ Abrams !!!

VZX
June 10, 2011 8:01 pm

11: This has to be one of the most difficult movies to title ever. I mean you can’t call it Star Trek 2, or II, since, like you said, that was done. You can’t call it Star Trek: Something since that was done with the last four TNG films and this needs to stand apart from that. AND you HAVE to have Star Trek in the title. I know The Dark Knight got away with not using Batman in the title, but this is different.

I really don’t know what they could possibly come up with. Almost anything they use would have some problems, there really is no perfect solution.

Jason
June 10, 2011 8:47 pm

I’m not expecting any major until Comic-Con. Probably a director/ revised release date.

StelArian
June 10, 2011 8:52 pm

I don’t know guys. After Super 8, I’m not sure I want JJ on the helm of Star Trek 2. I will wait for Cowboys & Aliens to check Rob’s & Alex’s state of mind… then start worrying serous about the next movie. (crossfingers)

I don’t mention Damon because this guy is totally unpredictable! (This is a good thing… right?)

Jack
June 10, 2011 9:22 pm

Meyer = a little overrated? They’re good Trek films, especially compared to a few of the others in the series, but… not sure I’d want to see him take the helm now.

17. Why not?

Adolescent Nightmare
June 10, 2011 9:27 pm

It still seems too early for any major Star Trek 2 news. It will just be small bits of info until next year.

Keachick (rose pinenut)
June 10, 2011 10:01 pm

#15 Perhaps it could be called – Star Trek – Better Late than Never.

Anyway Chris Pine looked happy in Abrams’ company. Perhaps he knows a little of the ST plot and likes. Of course, he probably also liked Super 8. It has a good positive vibe about it, just what a Star Trek movie needs. Too many war (like) movies out at the moment – crazy, insane stuff. JJ just might be able to keep Star Trek sane and human(e) compared with what seems to be shown in the next Transformers, Green Lantern, Captain America etc.

Actually I am thankful that Chris Pine does not think he looks that good in spandex (although he should really let his “pinenuts” be the judges…:)) because it means he avoids doing all those silly superhero roles and plays more down-to-earth people, even though one may be light years away from Earth on a ship called the USS Enterprise.

Red Dead Ryan
June 10, 2011 10:02 pm

Some people will always hate J.J Abrams no matter what he does. He brought “Star Trek” back to life and still some Trekkies can’t say anything nice about the guy.

It’s a sad fact of life here at TrekMovie.Com.

Keachick (rose pinenut)
June 10, 2011 10:06 pm

I suspect the hold-up and controversy is about doing the sequel in 3D or not and where JJ Abrams stands in relation to that. If it is made in proper 3D, then it is very doubtful that they will make the June 2012 release date this late in the juncture.

sean
June 10, 2011 10:06 pm

if JJ doesn’t direct how much of a red flag would that be?

they’re either screwed and are afraid its gonna turn out like transformers 2 or they got through the script and had an ‘ah ha! moment and came up with something completely new and better and had to start the movie mostly from scratch

Red Dead Ryan
June 10, 2011 10:09 pm

They should just forget about the June 29 2012 deadline and aim for the May/June 2013 timeframe. It would be better for all of us, I think.

June 10, 2011 10:18 pm

I, for one, am pleased with this bit of Star Trek news. : )

GO JJ!

Trekboi
June 10, 2011 10:43 pm

Don’t worry about us JJ just take your time- we are just the ones tho buy the tickets & pay the studio who hires you to make movies for us…

Andrew
June 10, 2011 10:45 pm

While any Star Trek news is welcome, I find it really interesting that Abrams is going to be interviewing the First Lady since President Obama has been long rumored a Star Trek Fan and has been compared to Spock.

Ivory
June 10, 2011 10:52 pm

Ok, this is getting tired.

1) He is directing the movie – He knows what the story is about and doesn’t need the entire script to make his decision.This is all some type of negotiating ploy with the studio.

2) The movie is going to be delayed from anywhere from six months to a year because everyone involved has been busy on other major products.

Tanner Waterbury
June 10, 2011 11:07 pm

Star Trek II: Electric Boogaloo

Harry Ballz
June 10, 2011 11:16 pm

I can see it now…..crushing workload, too many projects, can’t possibly finish any of them on time………what’s that? Moderate a lunch with the First Lady? Sure, why the hell not?

JJ, you’re supposed to be good with a camera lens……………FOCUS!!!

Keachick (rose pinenut)
June 11, 2011 12:01 am

“next Monday he will be moderating a panel discussion at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills with First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her Joining Forces initiative supporting military families. Also on the panel will be Army Wives creator Katherine Fugate. Also on hand will be Damon Lindelof who will co-host the event.”

What is wrong with people here? Can they not read what Anthony Pascale actually wrote? I see nothing about lunch. What is Joining Forces about apart from what is above? I wonder – did JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof volunteer or were they asked to moderate this discussion? I assume this will be open to the public…

#28 I feel certain that it is about whether to make the Star Trek sequel in 3D. JJ says he would rather not. Many here agree with JJ Abrams.

StelArian
June 11, 2011 12:18 am

Re: #18 @Jack for #17

Because Super 8 is a movie without inspiration. Just a mix of old stuff without adding anything new. At least JJ not scripting next Trek. Let’s see…

MJ
June 11, 2011 12:35 am

@32. You’ll pretend you’ve seen Super 8, but I can tell that you are just some jack ass JJ hater…you have not seen Super 8 yet…you don’t fool me.

somethoughts
June 11, 2011 12:36 am

#11

Star Trek 2.0, 5yr mission, Next Frontiers, works

Keachick (rose pinenut)
June 11, 2011 1:05 am

#32 JJ Abrams did not script the last Star Trek movie. If you are going to slag someone off, at least have your facts correct!

In case anyone thinks I am bs-ing, all new movies start in cinemas on a Thursday in NZ and, in the case of Super 8, last Thursday, 9 June, in Australia as well.

AJ
June 11, 2011 1:08 am

I have no issues with JJ as a director. His films are fun, and his team always has a degree of depth (intelligence, talent) which is enviable on any Hollywood set.

Whether or not “Star Trek” requires it is another point entirely. I’ll take Orci and Kurtzmann (and Lindeloff), but why do we need to endure another delay? Is it due to the fact that JJ is too busy?

Any equity gained from the ’09 re-boot is lost already, and it will be forgotten if the new film debuts in 2013. It will be just another re-boot. My son, who was six when ST09 came out, will be ten. For a kid, that is a huge period of time. For me, it’s just more gray hairs.

JJ, as a director, is not worth the wait. Yes, we all realize how important “Super 8” is to him, and I hope he gets to where he aspires to be in Hollywood. I just want my “Trek.” Give the director’s chair to Robert Duncan McNeill or Jonathan Frakes, and let’s get those nacelles warmed up!

Trekprincess
June 11, 2011 1:42 am

I want the film now :) this is getting very :/

Andreas Sangalbi
June 11, 2011 1:44 am

Is there any chance that the young Kirk can meet Admiral Kirk maybe played by Bill Shatner?

MJ
June 11, 2011 1:51 am

@38. Nope, no chance.

Trekprincess
June 11, 2011 1:59 am

The sequel needs to be made now this is getting annoying my patience is growing thin

June 11, 2011 2:06 am

If Abrams doesn’t want to rush Star Trek 2012, I can’t see it being ready for June or for that matter for August. Fellow Trekkers, I’m guessing we’re talking 2013. And that’s regardless of whether Abrams directs or not.

I meant this website has reported that there’s a seventy page outline and some pre-productions is being done. I thought the script was supposed to be done in March. Meanwhile, The Dark Knight Rises is currently being filmed. And it opens after Star Trek is supposed to! I’m guessing that Star Trek would require more complicated special effects, and alien designs . And if there is 3D, some thought has to be given to set up those shots for maximum effect.

I don’t want a rush job. But it seems everybody at Bad Robot is too busy for Star Trek. Summer 2013 looks to be a long wait. Maybe we can get the guys at Star Trek Phase II to remake “the Doomsday Machine” with better special effects. :-)

MATT
June 11, 2011 2:38 am

It seems highly unlikely that Summer 2012 is achievabl, and Winter too crowded. If I were a betting man, my money would be on Summer 2013

P Technobabble
June 11, 2011 3:46 am

I think JJ should be like a parent and say, “You’ll get it when it’s ready! Now go to your room!”

KHAN 2.0
June 11, 2011 3:50 am

Shatners propsed Trek tv show details:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49996

Flake
June 11, 2011 4:30 am

Maybe a teaser trailer is coming?

trekker 5
June 11, 2011 5:19 am

#45,Flake,God,I wish you were right!!

Pierre
June 11, 2011 5:44 am

45, 46

Yes. Should have put a teaser like he did when Cloverfield was out.

Trekprincess
June 11, 2011 6:21 am

Let’s hope so :):)

Pierre
June 11, 2011 7:50 am

There will be several scifi this Summer from Paramount, maybe the studio will (and should) wet our appetites.

N
June 11, 2011 7:57 am

#4 Spielberg would bludgeon Star Trek to death with a wet fish, he should be kept far and I mean FAR away

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