Some fans watching Star Trek Beyond might have wondered why Carol Marcus, who joined the crew in Star Trek Into Darkness, was nowhere in sight.
Simon Pegg had an answer as to why the character was not included in the movie and talked about her possible return in future movies.
“With this it felt like we would under-serve her if we included her,” he said. “She might end up feeling like she hadn’t been given the amount of screen-time she deserves, so rather than bring her in and just have her be a supporting role, like, have her not be in this one, and when the time comes [bring her back].
“The worst thing to do would be to have her in the film and have that character be killed, and that felt like a cynical thing to do. We thought rather than have Carol Marcus not be used to a reasonable capacity, let’s just not include her, have her be alive, in canon, and ready to come back at any time.”
Where might Marcus be during the events of Star Trek Beyond? “I think we had some lines to explain her absence in one of the initial drafts that had her going off to start work on the Genesis project and do sort of very, very early research on that,” said Pegg. “But it didn’t make it into the final cut.”