In the last few weeks there has been a lot of talk about the state of the Star Trek sequel. The chances of the film actually being released in 50 weeks is seeming more remote. Today Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, has a message for fans, asking for patience.
Simon Says: Be Patient
Recently Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams has admitted the project is behind schedule and he and his team of writer/producers have made it clear that they will not sacrifice quality in order to make the June 29, 2012 release date. The expected delay of the Star Trek sequel has evoked a variety of responses from fans, ranging from understanding to frustration to conspiracy theories. Earlier today Simon Pegg took to Twitter to respond.
I agree with Mr. Pegg. I think that most fans understand that delays can happen in Hollywood. We survived a delay for JJ Abrams first Star Trek and while it will be dissapointing, we can survive another delay. And based on the latest poll, most fans agree that getting it right is more important than pushing for a release date.
Of course based on some recent comments here at TrekMovie (and no doubt elsewhere), some fans are looking at a possible delay and trying to glean additional meaning from it. Some are asking…Is there a problem? Will a 3.5 or 4 year gap between films doom the sequel? Doesn’t Paramount/JJ Abrams care about Star Trek? Others are even asserting those queries as facts.
While a delay could be frustrating and it would be great to get more details sooner on what is happening, the sky isn’t falling. Paramount remains committed to the Star Trek franchise, which is seen as one of the important assets for the studio and Viacom. Any potential delay for the Star Trek sequel is purely a result of logistics and making sure they get the best film possible.
So I’m with Simon – patience is a virtue.
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