Simon Pegg says he knows Star Trek 2 story + More villain rumors

While promoting his latest movie “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s Scotty) recently spoke to the Danish movie website Filmz and revealed that he knows the story for the Star Trek sequel.

Pegg says he knows part of Star Trek 2 story

Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Filmz [via TrekWeb] where Pegg reveals that although he still hasn’t read the script, he does know what the story will be, or at least part of the Star Trek sequel’s story:

“I haven’t seen a script yet. I do know the story, though. I know PART of the story, but we haven’t seen a script yet. We’re gonna see it soon. I think next week.”

Pegg added he’s confident the story is something the fans will really enjoy:
“Absolutely. It’s more of what we love as Star Trek fans, you know. What’s not to love?”

Speaking more generally about what he’d like to see happen with his character Scotty, Pegg says he wouldn’t mind reciting more classic lines — like he did with “I’m giving it all she’s got Captain” in Star Trek— but only if “done properly for the right situation and not just be done as a sly wink”.

Khan in Star Trek sequel? Both Pegg and Bryan Burk cast doubt on rumors

Recently rumors have surfaced online that the villain in the sequel would be Khan (see recent stories here and here). However, director/producer J.J. Abrams has downplayed those rumors and now Pegg is echoing those statements, telling MTV he “[hasn’t] heard the name Khan come up”:

“Not to say it won’t come up, but I have heard no mention of him whatsoever…He is a great villain. I don’t want to say too much and then have to eat my words as I often do, but we’ve seen Khan [in a ‘Trek’ movie before]. To see him again, how much value is there in that? I don’t know.”

Bryan Burk: Sequel will be original, unique and different

Star Trek producer Bryan Burk offered a similar, albeit more concrete response, saying they chose “to do something we thought would be original and unique and different” for the sequel adding: “I think on paper, we made the right choice. Now we have to go shoot.”

Burk also revealed that the the sequel will pick up after the events of 2009’s Star Trek: […W]e’re going to jump right back in, and we don’t have to set up everybody and we can go right in it.”

For the complete MTV interviews with Burk and Pegg click here.

As previously reported, filming on the Star Trek sequel is scheduled to begin on January 15, 2012. The film — still without an official released title — is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on May 17, 2013.


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Captain Sanders
December 12, 2011 7:44 pm

I think I am in the minority but I think Khan would be awesome

somethoughts
December 12, 2011 7:44 pm

I cannot reach the buttons captain

Vultan
December 12, 2011 7:47 pm

“original and unique and different”

I like the sound of that!

The Original Animated Next Generation Deep Space Voyager Enterprise I-XI
December 12, 2011 7:48 pm

Could it be the Ferengi?

James Cathcart
December 12, 2011 7:50 pm

If Pegg knows the basic story, and hasn’t heard the name “Khan”, I would guess that character is not in the film.

My guess is that we’re talking Klingons. Having covered Romulans (in a way) in the last film, I think they would be the natural choice.

Admiral Stedman
December 12, 2011 8:06 pm

Would love to see Kor (the Klingon) handled in a great way.

But would also enjoy Khan if we get some of the Eugenics War back story tossed in. Maybe even some Gary Seven.

Either way always excited for more Trek on the big screen.

Ran
December 12, 2011 8:08 pm

“Absolutely. It’s more of what we love as Star Trek fans, you know. What’s not to love?”

Terrible, infantile and shallow script!

Anthony Thompson
December 12, 2011 8:11 pm

It certainly seems as though there will be no Khan. Thank (a higher power) for that!!!

Anthony Thompson
December 12, 2011 8:18 pm

Bob, couldn’t you have told us what Brian said? Or do you enjoy rousing the rabble (I being one of the rabble, of course)? I hereby dub you Bob “The Troublemaker” Orci. : )

VZX
December 12, 2011 8:23 pm

The new villain is named Bick Rermen.

Actually, I don’t care. I am more interested in the title. This HAS to be the hardest thing the production team has to come up with.

It can’t be Star Trek 2. It can’t be Star Trek: Something Something (too much like TNG movies.) And it HAS to have Star Trek in the title. (It worked for Dark Knight and James Bond movies, but it won’t work for Trek. Proof: Star Trek Enterprise.)

I just can’t imagine a good title for this next Star Trek movie.

njdss4
December 12, 2011 8:30 pm

It’s great to read that JJ is very skeptical of another Khan-based movie being worthwhile. Original stories, please.

DavidJ
December 12, 2011 9:13 pm

Cool. I always thought Abrams and the writers had more imagination than to simply bring Khan back.

It’s probably inevitable that he’ll be back at SOME point, but going to that well so early after rebooting just never made any sense to me.

NCM
December 12, 2011 9:19 pm

“to do something we thought would be original and unique and different”

I don’t take that to suggest Khan, Klingons, Borg, Tribbles or Mudd.

Gordon Ramsey's knife
December 12, 2011 9:21 pm

Tom Hanks will have a small walk on cameo in this next movie…u can book that

moauvian waoul - aka: seymour hiney
December 12, 2011 9:30 pm

Quietly remaining hopeful.

Admiral_BlackCat
December 12, 2011 9:35 pm

Cool, so they’re going to take Khan and do something original and unique and different with the character and his story. AWESOME!

kc
December 12, 2011 9:39 pm

It wasn’t the title that killed Star Trek: Enterprise

captain spock
December 12, 2011 9:48 pm
its called Burgman & braga(the B-twins) return to help jj abarms ruin trek in 2013. LOL Burk also revealed that the the sequel will pick up after the events of 2009’s Star Trek: […W]e’re going to jump right back in, and we don’t have to set up everybody and we can go right in it.” yea read between the line here, they pick up after the events of star trek -09 ..ok what do that tell ya . nero is defeeted ..vulcan blowen up hum, picking up the peaces of what happen & carring it on from their. what more romulans, vulcans enought ok go do something else please! Star Trek producer Bryan Burk offered a similar, albeit more concrete response, saying they chose “to do something we thought would be original and unique and different” for the sequel adding: “I think on paper, we made the right choice. Now we have to go shoot.” they are going to do something different …origional .. unique.. well it could be that they are doing another time line. but your guest is good as mine . a new villian i hopethe heck so..no Khan please, over kill… maybe we can have trelane the squire of gothos would be a choose hes a worthy apponet for kirk & crew or harcore fenton mudd .the klingons have been over done so have the romulans & the vulcans. please leave them out.
Valenti
December 12, 2011 9:54 pm

“I just broke my legs due to all these pipes, Captain!”

“Stop whining, just dump the cores!”

Yeah…

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
December 12, 2011 10:07 pm

I like the fact that bob and the court is going with more of a Original and uncut Trek and starting after Trek 09 and no Khan. But. still think we will see the S.S botney bay at the end of Trek 13.

AJ
December 12, 2011 10:10 pm

Put Scotty in the Center Seat while Kirk and Spock are planetside, and have him show those command cojones Jimmy Doohan was so great at expressing in that situation.

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
December 12, 2011 10:32 pm

@5:

I read somewhere the odds on that are astronomical. Personally, I’d take Khan over the Ferengi.

I wonder if Pegg would get arrested if he put out some spoilers on twitter or something…probably.

“We have twelve hours before the ship explodes, sir.”

Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup
December 12, 2011 10:34 pm

@2:

bwahahahahaha…. ^_^

Greg Warden
December 12, 2011 10:59 pm

I’ve noticed that no one has mention Gary Mitchell anywhere. That could be interesting to see…

Jerry Modene
December 12, 2011 11:00 pm

#2, nice Animaniacs reference!

December 12, 2011 11:04 pm

“to do something we thought would be original and unique and different”

….Mmmmm………..’sounds dangerous to me and so….. SEXY!!!!!

“I think on paper, we made the right choice. Now we have to go shoot.”

I’m waiting for the magic word to be uttered, anytime soon, then.

The “O” word….
….No!Not that “O” word… the other one!!!

:)

RenderedToast
December 13, 2011 12:44 am

Burk pretty much just confirmed Khan for the sequel, at least in some capacity.

Tiberius Subprime
December 13, 2011 12:48 am

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Gary Mitchell and / or the Talosians!

(I remember when Bob said we may see one of the following five: Mudd, Gary Mitchell, Talosians, Trelane, Horta )).

Interesting times…

Tiberius Subprime
December 13, 2011 12:50 am

True, @27.

They could be doing what Admiral_Blackcat suggested. Hope not.

December 13, 2011 2:09 am

Simon Pegg has just been on BBC One Breakfast here in the UK talking about Mission Impossible. He says that on the media tour he’s been pressing Brian Burke for information but hasn’t been able to get anything out of him

Will_H
December 13, 2011 2:24 am

Sounds hopeful that there’s not going to be Khan in this movie. I don’t think they’d outright lie about it, more likely they’d just be vague.

4 8 15 16 23 42
December 13, 2011 2:26 am

“but we’ve seen Khan [in a ‘Trek’ movie before]. To see him again, how much value is there in that? I don’t know.”

That’s what I’m saying….

Porthos 2258
December 13, 2011 2:37 am

Beam me up, Scotty!

Cygnus-X1
December 13, 2011 2:47 am

Well, that’s a good sign.

I’ll admit that all of this rumor-milling about Khan being in the story has had me worried.

I hope the Khanspiracy theorists will pipe down now.

Beam_me-up
December 13, 2011 2:51 am

That’s funny, because he was on the bbc breakfast news this morning, and said he doesn’t have a clue about it, the only thing he does know is that they should start filming early 2012

ProtoVulcan
December 13, 2011 2:59 am

January 15 filming date keeps being reported, but Hollywood doesn’t typically work Sunday, especially to start. Does that mean the real date is not locked down?

December 13, 2011 4:05 am

First, it’s Khan. Then it’s not. I’m Khanfused. Sorry about that.

December 13, 2011 4:07 am

@ 26

Aurore,

What’s up with the Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger” video?

December 13, 2011 4:31 am

“What’s up with the Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger” video?”
_______

GOLDddddddFING-Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrr!!!………………….

I’m in a Shirley-Bassey-singing mood, Bernie.
This all started yesterday night……GOLDddddddFING-Aaaaaaaaarrrr!!!!

CmdrR
December 13, 2011 4:38 am

So, Auric Goldfinger is the new Trek villain? Awesome.
And do we also get… urm… Pussy Galore?

December 13, 2011 5:03 am

“And do we also get… urm… Pussy Galore?”

….Who cares about THAT? LOOK what YOU made me DO!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBdSqk78nHw

…..WO-oo-wo-oo-wo-woo-oooo………..

:)

CmdrR
December 13, 2011 5:25 am

I think Aurore just tossed her ladypants up on stage…

TrekkerChick
December 13, 2011 5:51 am

Found a copy of the vocal arrangement for the opening in a recycle bin

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this Starbase port,
Aboard this Starfleet ship.

The mate was a Terran-Vulcan man
The skipper: brave and sure…”

December 13, 2011 5:52 am

Sighs over relief here about the Khanspiracy.

I’ll stay on alert, just in case though.

David
December 13, 2011 5:57 am

@ 10:
“It can’t be Star Trek 2. It can’t be Star Trek: Something Something (too much like TNG movies.) And it HAS to have Star Trek in the title. (It worked for Dark Knight and James Bond movies, but it won’t work for Trek. Proof: Star Trek Enterprise.)”

I’m having the idea that “Star Trek X 2” instead fo Star Trek 12 or XII would be an option. That could be read as X+2 = 12 (or XII) and as Star Trek 2, with X as meaning for a new Star Trek…

December 13, 2011 5:58 am

10. VZX – “It can’t be Star Trek 2. It can’t be Star Trek: Something Something (too much like TNG movies.) And it HAS to have Star Trek in the title. (It worked for Dark Knight and James Bond movies, but it won’t work for Trek. Proof: Star Trek Enterprise.)

I just can’t imagine a good title for this next Star Trek movie.”

How about this…

Top line small font – STAR TREK
Bottom line much larger font – TO BOLDLY GO

TrekkerChick
December 13, 2011 6:01 am

Five hundred crew set out one day
On a gal-actic tour
A gal-actic tour.

The warp drive started getting rough
The Starfleet ship was tossed
If not for the imagiination of the Engineer
The Starfleet ship was lost
The Starfleet ship was lost”

So, don’t worry! It’ll be a GREAT story! LOST and Trek rolled into one!

Alf
December 13, 2011 6:05 am

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Spock???

http://goanimate.com/movie/0uell3qbprj8/1

VZX
December 13, 2011 6:19 am

@46: Yeah, that’s the step in the right direction, but I don’t think the producers would want that split infinitive in the title, it would be too easy to mock. Of course, whether or not split infinitives are considered to be grammatically accepted is still open to debate.

But then, Abrams does like to appeal to the lowest common denominator, so, yeah, sure, why not?

It has to have a title, and there is no perfect title for this. So, let’s just hope the movie will be good, cuz the title won’t. Not that it’s their fault, though.

December 13, 2011 6:40 am

49. Cheers. I think those who’ll mock Star Trek will always do so and find absolutely any excuse. TO BOLDLY GO would be an easy target when Pine or Quinto go on chat shows sure enough… but it’s too late, the conversation is started by then. Leave it to the trailer and FX to make them “laugh it up”. :)

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