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J.J. Abrams Moves One Step Closer To Helming Star Trek Sequel

Oh, J.J. Abrams. We all love your work. But dude … chill. Seriously. No one’s complaining (much) about Super 8, and you’re free to do whatever you like next. But why not just bite the bullet already and say out loud, on record, that you’re doing Star Trek again?

We’re close now. Abrams is apparently “moving toward a commitment” to helm the sequel, according to Deadline. He’s back now from a vacation, and working with writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof on polishing off the script. The expectation now is that production will kick off in January, with the movie either arriving late in 2012 or summer 2013. I think most of you fans will join me in hoping that it ends up being the earlier of the two dates.

Star Trek‘s sequel had previously been slotted for a June 29, 2012, release, but it’s not going to be ready in time. That slot now belongs to G.I. Joe: Retaliation.


  • catsmeow

    The sequel should have been out this year. The idea of waiting FOUR YEARS between Star Trek and the sequel is nauseating.

  • pDUB

    all i read was “wah wah wah”

  • Harry Mudd

    Wow, they rejuvenated Star Trek and then…. then….. eventually… waiting. Oh man, this is taking forever. Well, so much for the comeback.

  • Cjorg2

    So you’d prefer they churn out sequels in quick succession like Transformers, Iron Man 2 etc?  Yeah, that worked well…

  • Omegasaga

    There is such a thing as waiting too long and people loose interest regardless of how good the actual movie is or the previous one.
    Yknow the old saying about striking while the irons hot?

    3 yrs between summer sequels is pushing it- BUT FOUR YRS between movies??

    Yeah thats right im talking to you DARK KIGHT 3, & James Bond 23.

    Im sure it will do big money. but i think that the 4 yrs between makes people more critical & less interested

  • Omegasaga

    As far as effects & action goes… I am shocked about how insanely great the TRANSFORMERS movies are.  The story lines and characterizations are TERRIBLE but to churn out such detailed effects like that … my point is:
    For a franchise that was sucessfull the second it came out – a script should have been ready by the end of that summer (2009).
    Getting the effects done for a summer 2011 release would have been no problem.

    Im sure the world would have rather seen Star Trek 2  in 2011 instead of SUPER8

  • Destroyer

    Thanks for speaking for me. I had no idea I was less interested in Dark Knight Rises.