Karl Urban knows what he wants for the next Star Trek movie.
One of the things he would like would be the return of J.J. Abrams, although Urban is aware that Abrams will not be returning.
I’d like “J.J. Abrams,” he said with a laugh. “Look that’s a hard one, because J.J. has set the bar so high and he is just a unique filmmaker. There’s no doubt about it. That being said, I look forward and welcome a fresh take, a new energy. If anything I think that J.J. is an inspiring individual, he’s an inspiring director and he’s going to push his contemporary to be better than they are. Because they’re going to have to be. So whoever takes on the mantle of the next Star Trek is going to do a good job.”
As for the story, Urban is looking for something fresh and new. “What I really believe we should do now is strive for originality,” he said. “Because in Star Trek into Darkness we took one of the most revered and loved adversaries of the Enterprise and put him in there, and did a story that had all of these wonderful nods to films from the past, and episodes from the past. I really think that what we should do from here, in my personal opinion, is strive to be original. Strive to be something different and new. You know, let’s not forget that Star Trek as envisioned was about space exploration. And it would be really wonderful to harness the spirit of that and apply it to the next film, so that we do something different than a revenge-based picture.”