Roberto Orci spoke with fans on the TrekMovie news site, setting them straight about actions he took on the Trek movies, and his role in Star Trek 3.
Although the news has been out there for a while, Orci confirmed that he is definitely producing Star Trek 3.
“I’m producing,” he said. “Nothing more or less.”
One TrekMovie reader blamed the nuTrek stories on Bad Robot, claiming that they wanted an alternate timeline so that they could “write over fifty years of Star Trek with their own brand of Star Trek and merchandise it, do TV, animation etc and control it to an extent.”
Not true, said Orci. “Stop blaming [Bad Robot]. [Time Travel] was my idea so that you would not know what was gonna happen next. Nothing more or less. I stand behind it. And it, again, is the reason why I make movies and you don’t.”
When asked if Star Trek 3 would be worth seeing, Orci said, “I won’t lie. I don’t know yet, but the story we are talking about would be awesome; hang in there!”
Star Trek 3 will be released July 8, 2016.