Abrams And Trek Writer Rumors


Several rumors regarding Star Trek 3 have made the rounds and were printed in Badass Digest, but one of them has already been denied.

The rumors claimed that J.J. Abrams would not be doing the new Star Wars movie, and that two new writers would be joining Star Trek 3.

According to the Abrams rumor, he was supposedly unhappy that Star Wars: Episode VII was to be filmed in England, as he didn’t want to be away from his family.

But today, Lucasfilm denied that rumor. “There is no truth to the rumor,” said the company in a recent statement. “J.J. is having a great time working on the script and is looking forward to going into production next year.”

The other rumor claims that Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class) will be the main writers for Star Trek 3, joining Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

There will no doubt be rumors swirling around Star Trek 3 from here on in, so take everything that is rumored as just that until information is either confirmed or denied.

Source: io9via E!Online

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  • Mike

    I wonder… are those pictures intentionally supposed to make those 3 look like they’re the biggest dbags in history? Or did it just naturally come out that way?

  • Concerned Trekker

    Either way, there needs to be a better script and a story that is original. I believe that that was the concern with Star Trek 2.

  • Jeff O’Connor

    They look perfectly normal to me. Adjust your sensors.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    I’m not so sure. Roberto Orci looks uncannily like Otto Octavius from SpiderMan 2 there…

  • Ben Gunn

    I think it is time for the characters to leave college attitudes behind and start acting like the Horatio Hornblower naval officers they are supposed to be. If they wanted to live in real life, that is—because right now they are going to get unlucky one day and buy the farm.

    The characters need to be less hipster Ivy Leaguers on a road trips and more folks who have undergone a professional curriculum of discipline–and who understand the need for it (and don’t “ironically” think they are bigger than the system). Contact Ron Moore if totally at a loss. Also look at Kirk in Balance of Terror and The Corbomite Manuever. Pike’s Kirk is undisciplined, and in crisis situations some are not going to follow him (it’s not been the actor, it’s been the script)

    So far, I haven’t seen much of Starfleet/service ethos imprinting itself on these guys, except for Spock. Time for that to change. Because in real life–

    Now these are laws of the Navy,
    Unwritten and varied they be;
    And he that is wise will observe them,
    Going down in his ship to the sea;

    As naught may outrun the destroyer,
    Even so with the law and its grip,
    For the strength of the ship is the Service,
    And the strength of the Service, the ship.

  • Ben Gunn

    Pine’s Kirk, human factors error.

    And speaking of aviation–right now, these guys at best are a bunch of second-cruise JOs, about to enter the most dangerous part of their flying careers–the part where they think they have it all figured out, but not enough experience to actually have done so. No way in heck I would have given any of them permanent independent command yet (except Spock), much less sent them out on their own for five years.

    They gotta grow up.

  • Gauling

    Star Trek 3 needs to be a big-screen retelling of “The Doomsday Machine,” with a twist at the end that reveals the builders and sets up Star Trek 4. Hire me. I can have it ready to go by the end of August.

  • Matineer

    It would make a great movie, but I’d really like to leave the “builders” to the imagination, and see a new story — whatever they come up with would be a letdown. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t need to know everything. Don’t like commenting on the new show because it always comes down to the same thing — this probably couldn’t work with the new characters, they aren’t portrayed as experienced enough.

  • Supervisor194

    To paraphrase Kirk when Spock told him the Klingon’s would die? “Let him leave!” Let him leave both franchises for all I care.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Fuck to the yes. Star Trek into Animal House should have shown them being adults and sailors, or at least putting some effort into it. We see little to no loyalty to the ship OR the crew except for halfhearted token scenes. Eighteen-year-olds in the navy, ANY navy, show more maturity, discipline and loyalty than this. Someone get these clowns a copy of Das Boot, for fuck’s sake.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    No, your idea is to clear, concise, and close to the spirit and intent of Star Trek. Sorry; thanks for playing.

  • Mark Dominick Casella

    Oh man, Now there’s going to be 4 writers on this. I hope they all get along, and the movie won’t feel like 4 people wrote it. I did like Into Darkness alright, I just wish they had went somewhere new. The idea of (Spoiler alert!!!!!!!!!!!!) bringing section 31 in and tying it to Trek’s biggest baddie was great, but with how they did Trek ’09, the whole universe was open to them. They could have gone literally anywhere. Why redo a 30 year old story, unless the idea here was not to create a whole new realm to tell stories in, however more to create an alternate timeline to tell the same story again in a different way?

  • Blue Thunder

    Judging by the past issues of IDW, I’ve been thinking the same thing concerning the ‘alternate timeline to tell the same story again in a different way’. That’s the reason why I don’t purchase the ‘Star Trek Ongoing’ issues. Honestly, if I wanted to watch an episode of TOS, I would not have to look any furthur than my DVD collection on the shelf.

    While I will admit that I enjoyed some elements of the Star Trek Into Darkness storyline, there were some things about it that I didn’t think was necessary. The mirroring of the ultimate sacrifice scene from Star Trek II – The Wrath Of Khan being a huge part of that.

    Really, TPTB should have the altered timeline be one where the whole universe is open to them and create a whole new realm to tell brand new stories in. Not a rehash of what was done before.