TrekMovie.com is reporting that Star Trek 3 will begin shooting early next year.
Pre-production for the film is already underway.
According to unnamed sources, Star Trek 3 will begin filming in mid-February, probably February 15.
The pre-production underway includes “pre-vis, early effects tests, set and wardrobe design, and some casting discussions for new characters.”
Supposedly, the story will be set “well into the five year mission,” so it will take place well after the events of Star Trek into Darkness. And Earth will not play a significant role in the movie this time.