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Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek XII’

No Khan In Star Trek XII?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The rumor mill is going full steam as the word is that Khan will not be the villain in 2012’s Star Trek XII.

Rumor has it that Star Trek XII won’t be focused on a “traditional” villain at all, but will focus on someone familiar to fans nonetheless.


Producer Burk Compares ‘Trek XII’ To ‘Dark Knight’

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The upcoming Star Trek sequel is likely to benefit from the recent trend to make new installments in major movie franchises even bigger than what came before.

“I can tell you as we go into it, that our aspirations are for the movie to be even bigger and better than the first one,” Star Trek XII producer Bryan Burk this week told “I don’t mean that just in scope, I mean content and characters and emotionally. We had a lot of conversations about Batman Begins and how that movie kind of re-invented that franchise, and we looked at what The Dark Knight did and how that really ramped it up and they went to a different place with that film, and how those two films keep re-inventing themselves and are not the same thing every time. So we have strong ideas of what we want to do and we are hoping that this one is an even bigger film than the last one.”

Burk explained that making the film bigger does not just mean throwing extra money at the production, but that it would also affect the kind of story the film will be telling: “I feel like, particular with the last film, we brought a lot of people into the Star Trek universe who either hadn’t been there before or hadn’t been there in a while, and now that you know who these characters are, we are hoping to take grander and bigger steps with the characters, emotionally. The stakes will be bigger and people will be more invested.”

The producers still have some time to develop their plans, as they’re not expecting to begin shooting until this time next year, and still have until December before they want to start pre-production.

For more from Burk, head over to the full interview at

Orci and Kurtzman Talk Trek Sequel

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Will a familiar character from two original series episodes make an appearance in Star Trek XII?

As reported by Sci Fi Wire and Comic Book Movie, the writers are being meticulous when it comes to planning for the sequel to the successful Star Trek XI. “We have to comb through everything and make sure that we leave no stone unturned because that was the approach that I think we were looking for on the first movie,” said Alex Kurtzman.

Star Trek XII: Hero Won’t Refuse The Call

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Fans worried that Star Trek XII might follow in the footsteps of Transformers 2, where the hero refuses the call to heroism, can rest easy according to Roberto Orci.

As reported by io9, although it’s common for a second movie to feature the hero wanting to escape from being heroic, that won’t be the case with Star Trek XII. According to Orci, he sees the Enterprise crew as being committed to both their mission and to doing good, and so the “hero no more” story won’t work for them. (more…)

Quinto: Star Trek XII Screenwriting Process Happening

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Another Star Trek XI actor confirms that Star Trek XII is in progress.

As reported by Newsarama, although the script isn’t finished for Star Trek XII, the process of screenwriting for the sequel is under way.

“It’s definitely happening,” said Zachary Quinto. “I know that Bob [Orci] and Alex [Kurtzman] and Damon [Lindelof] and J.J. [Abrams] have been working and talking and developing stories. I don’t think there’s a script yet. I know there’s not a script yet. But they’re working on it and they’re talking about it.” (more…)

Saldana Ready For Star Trek XII

Monday, July 27th, 2009

When Zoe Saldana hits the gym, fans will know that Star Trek XII has started shooting.

As reported by MTV, Saldana spoke briefly about Star Trek XII while she was at Comic-Con over the weekend. Saldana admitted that she has been contacted by the producers regarding her schedule availability. “What are you doing in March?” she was asked. “What are you doing in June? What are you doing in September?” (more…)

Star Trek XII And XIII – Arc?

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may have one movie lead into the next when it comes to the sequels for Star Trek XI.

As reported by io9, a little information regarding the sequels to Star Trek XI came out at a Wrath of Con party at Comic-Con on Friday.

Abrams: Doesn’t Want To Say Goodbye

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Although it’s too early for J.J. Abrams to know whether he’ll be back in the director’s chair for Star Trek XII or not, his comments indicate that he wouldn’t mind being involved with the franchise for some time to come.

As reported by, discussions have only begun for Abrams regarding the sequel to Star Trek XI. “We just started talking about ideas,” he said. “We’ve just begun this process so it’s so early that it’s insane to, you know, I have no idea; but I would say that it’s that kind of feeling that as we’re talking about stories you start to salivate, like ‘oh my God I can’t wait to do that!’ and so that feels good and my guess is that as we continue it will become clearer how we will plan out what will happen.

Abrams On Star Trek XII Possibilities

Friday, June 26th, 2009

J.J. Abrams is thinking about the next Star Trek movie and does not reject past storylines for future storie ideas.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Abrams is keeping an open mind when it concerns potential storylines for Star Trek XII. “The great thing is we’re all open to anything,” he said. “I think the fun of where we are with Trek is that it can and should just be fully explored.” (more…)

Kurtzman And Orci On Trek Sequel, Online Fans

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

With a successful Star Trek movie behind them, the co-writers of Star Trek XI look to the next film.

As reported by, now that they know that Star Trek XI is a success, co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci feel the pressure of trying to duplicate the success of Star Trek XI. “We’re trying to do exactly what we did on the first one,” said Orci, “and really find it from a place of passion and love and fun.” (more…)

Star Trek XII: Charting An Unpredictable Future

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

With the world of Star Trek switched to an alternate reality timeline, as far as future stories are concerned, anything goes.

As reported by MTV, one of the problems writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci faced while penning the prequel Star Trek XI was that the future was already known by the fans. “One of the obstacles that we found ourselves butting up against [when we took on the job] was this idea that we already knew the fate of the characters,” said Kurtzman. “If you’re going to bring a whole new iteration of Trek to life, you could never put them in any real danger,