Of course, one of the things that fans all over the Internet were wondering as soon as J.J. Abrams agreed to direct Star Wars: Episode VII was whether or not that meant he wouldn’t carry on with the Star Trek franchise following this summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness and also direct the inevitable Star Trek 3. Speaking with Simon Pegg, who stars in the Trek films as a young Scotty, on the BAFTA red carpet, he confidently says, “He will do Star Trek 3,” before rushing off.
Considering Star Wars: Episode VII is targeting a 2015 release date I’m not sure how likely that actually is with Trek 2 hitting theaters this summer. I would think a likely release date for a third Trek feature would be late 2015 or Summer 2016, but it would be a bit silly to think Abrams would rush from one to the other.
I’m sure this is just another one of those off hand comments that will get the Internet chattering for a second, be denied or massaged soon enough and then forgotten down the line, but I thought I’d share since it is a Sunday and there isn’t much else going on.