A few days ago we reported a comment from Star Trek scribe Roberto Orci at Comic-Con about possibly linking the next two Star Trek movies. However, in a new brief interview (from the next day) has Bob downplaying the possibility as just a maybe, and also talking about differences between the second new Trek film vs. the second Transformers film. Details below.
Orci on Star Trek sequel
It is déjà vu all over again as we move into the reading tea leaves from various snippets said by the Star Trek film makers as we try to glean what the next movie is all about. In a brief video interview with io9 done the day after his last comments at Comic Con, Bob was asked for the latest on the next movies, here is what he said…
Orci on linking next two movies:
We had one meeting on [Star Trek], that’s me, JJ [Abrams], Damon [Lindelof], Bryan Burk and Alex Kurtzman. And in that one fifteen minute meeting we were talking sooo generally and it somehow the idea maybe came up that that maybe, just for a second, we were thinking maybe of the two movies in tranches. Nothing is set in stone, there is no story there really. We are just starting that crazy process of throwing every idea against the wall and see what happens. So there is nothing to report there really.
Orci on if the second Star Trek would have the same theme as Transformers 2 with the heroes initially rejecting their roles as heroes:
No…Star Trek is different in that you have a crew that is committed to what they are doing. So that is going to lead you to different storytelling. These people are not reluctant heroes, they are hoping to get out there and do what is right.
Watch the video at io9 for Bob’s take on the Star Trek Something Something sequel and some talk of Fringe and Cowboys and Aliens.