Possible Khan and Klingons in STAR TREK sequel?
Much-needed talk is coming out about what we might expect from the highly anticipated (at least by me anyway) STAR TREK sequel. My mother raised me on Star Trek and I am very attached to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Granted, I do not expect news of possible Klingon talk to suggest that the new film will have heavy influence from past shows, but it is exciting to see what this team of writers can now do with this franchise since this last film "reset" the usual order of events.
Well, enough nerdgasm from me, read on to find out what J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci, in an interview with SFX Magazine in the UK, had to say about what could be in store.
Orci had this to say:
"Introducing a new villain in the sequel is tempting because we now have this incredible new sandbox to play in. On the other hand, some fans really want to see Klingons and it’s hard not to listen to that. The trick is not to do something that’s been seen before just because you think it will be a short cut to likeability."
Orci is not focusing on the usual summer blockbuster fodder that studios go for, he feels that what type of villain they go with is based on what the "characters need."
Kurtzman said, "starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it. You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say 'That’s a story that Khan fits into,' that’s how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you can’t string them all together." Orci added, “humor is part of the franchise and I think it’s critical, certainly to the Bones-Spock relationship. It’s definitely a big part of the Bones-Kirk relationship. So, I don’t see any world where humor doesn’t play a part.”
Other amazing info that was let out in regards to that same humor was that Simon Pegg's character Scotty was going to have a larger part!
And last, but certainly not least, Abrams had this to say, "the universe that Roddenberry created was so vast. And so it’s hard to say there’s one particular thing that stands out as what the sequel must be. Which is on the one hand, a great opportunity. On the other hand it’s the greatest challenge – where do you go? What do you focus on? But I’m incredibly excited about the prospects."
While it feels like this is a lot of news to suddenly come out for an Abrams project, it still feels like such a tease! As always, GATW will keep an ear to the ground on anymore news on STAR TREK 2.
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