Right as Star Trek into Darkness released last month, Writer/Producer Damon Lindelof gave some hints about the next Star Trek movie.
In the interview, Lindelof discussed a possible storyline, and future and past villains.
It was only logical to have a plan for the next movie, said Lindelof. “You should always know where you’ve been; you should always know where you are; but most importantly, and I learned this from Lost, you should know where you’re going.”
A familiar race from Star Trek into Darkness might be back next movie. “You can never see enough Klingons,” said Lindelof, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
Could we see Benedict Cumberbatch in a third film? “To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives this movie,” said Lindelof, “but if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again.”
Lindelof also said something that might be of interest to The Next Generation fans. “You can’t talk about Trek and not talk about the Borg, and certainly about Q,” he said. “Very iconic adversaries from The Next Generation which is, outside of the original cast films, was my entry way into Star Trek, so I wouldn’t mind getting – towards the end of our run on Star Trek, maybe baby Picard could be born. There has to be some sort of crossover we’re not thinking of.”