After the huge success of the Star Trek reboot in 2009 it was no surprise that a sequel was greenlit shortly after its release. The film already had a huge fan base thanks to the 40-plus years of previous television and movie installments to its credit. When you have such a sure deal you want to maximize the potential and expand the franchise as much as possible but according to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, they’re not going into Star Trek 2 with the intent of setting up another sequel.
The writing duo recently spoke to the LA Times and revealed that they’ve never thought of Star Trek 2 as a kick off point for a trilogy.
Roberto Orci: Yeah, that is an interesting question. I don’t know that we’ve ever thought of it in terms of a trilogy. We thought of the first one as, “How do we tell how this happened the first time and how do we free it so that it can go on forever without stepping on what came before.” So, if you were thinking of this movie as a second act, yeah, you would think of it as an “Empire Strikes Back” sort of story, but I’m not sure we’re thinking of it as a second act. I can’t speak for everybody on that, though.
We don’t know how long their going to be able to make this a one-two movie entry. The studio and definitely the fans will want of a minimum of three films. Look at how many Star Trek movies existed prior to this reboot. They have a lot of story and a lot of villains. We say pick out the biggest and the best and make it a solid three-peat.
What do you think?