Bruce Greenwood is a standout as Captain Pike in the new Star Trek film. In a new interview the actor talks about the Star Trek phenomenon, and most interestingly, talks about what he is expecting for the Star Trek sequel, even giving a time frame for when they intend to start shooting.
Greenwood on sequels, fans and Vulcan
In the interview Greenwood makes it clear he expects there to be a sequel, and as he said in his TrekMovie interview, he expects to be in it:
I have to ask an obvious question. What do you know about plans for any sequels to the latest "Star Trek" movie?
They’re bouncing around story ideas right now. I think, from what I gather, the intention is start shooting next summer.
What would you like to see happen in any of the sequels?
I think these guys are clever enough to do at least two more and have the final one do a really hard dovetail into the beginning of [the storylines] for the original ["Star Trek"] series. My expectations are very high for them. The only thing I’d like to see, from a personal standpoint, is the mentor relationship between Kirk and Pike to continue.
Greenwood also talked about personal observations of Star Trek, along with his recent trip to Vulcan, Alberta, and how (if he were younger) he would want to play Kirk. Read the full interview at examiner.com.
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Greenwood wants to expand on this mentoring role for Kirk in a Star Trek sequel