In a new podcast interview, Star Trek 3 Director Roberto Orci gave hints about what to expect in the movie.
The topics included where the adventure will take place, and what aliens might be seen.
Fans should expect Kirk and crew to do more exploring in deep space this time around. “In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started,” said Orci. “The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters than you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”
Fans should expect new aliens in Star Trek 3. “We have discussed [the challenges of creature design],” said Orci. “The advantage we have is there is new technology available. Even though I am a fan and I know J.J. is a fan of as much practical sets and creature design you can do, we can also augment it with the technology that exists today, CGI. So in a way we have a freedom that is a little bit unexplored. I hope to do that in the next Star Trek.”
What about revisiting the Romulans and Klingons? “Because this is an alternative universe I think we can choose,” said Orci. “I don’t feel the pressure to revisit anyone or not. We are lucky that way, but we have the ability to cherry pick what has become before. It will depend on what serves the story best.’
The full hour-long interview from the Nerdist Network, Humans from Earth, can be found here.