The cast is excited. We have a director. Weve started scouting locations. The second time around the crew is already together from the start, so we can jump right into the adventure.With no back story or introduction for the main crew required for the sequel, we can expect that the new movie will dive us straight into the action of a new adventure. We have previously heard Star Trek 2 may have a time jump of a few years from where we left Chris Pine's Kirk and Zachary Quinto's Spock just beginning in their roles as Captain/No. 1 of the Enterprise, and hopefully Abrams looks at recent successful sequels after an origin story (Spider-Man 2, X-Men 2 and The Dark Knight being the best) and realises the villain needs to beefed up for the sequel. Eric Bana's Nero was cool for a movie that was designed as a showcase for the crew, but here we need a baddie crafted as smartly as Khan (but NOT KHAN!) to be a real threat to the Enterprise. Our questions as to who the villains are/what the story is/and new castings should be answered before the end of the year as the film shoots February time. Meanwhile Orci, creative director on a new set of IDW comic books set around these characters, has been feeding his comic writers with details of Star Trek 2 so they can prepare for a relevant lead-in. Mike Johnson, one such writer, says;
As we get closer to the next movie, the stories will begin to foreshadow the events of the movie, such as possibly introducing new characters we will see onscreen pun very much intended.
Its fantastic to have Bobs input, because he can steer us clear of story elements that might conflict with whats coming up in the next movie, and we can lay in subtle clues to whats coming up so that once you see the new movie you can go back and see how it evolved in the comics.Bob and I have discussed the major beats of the next movie, which is a great help in laying clues in the comic. We have very few secrets, that I know of anyway.So perhaps if you pick up those comics you may notice a few early hints towards the new film! Previously; 5 Things We Expect J.J. Abrams STAR TREK 2 To Have10 Choices For STAR TREK 2 Villains