Damon Lindelof, while in London promoting Star Trek Into Darkness, was asked by HeyUGuys about what we can expect to see in a third Star Trek movie.
Surprisingly, he actually had some interesting answers for them! He revealed that while they were making the first movie, they already had plans for the second film. He added that it’s a “reasonable conclusion” that they already have ideas for Star Trek 3.
After a bit of questioning he revealed: “You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
That makes it sounds like, Into Darkness is setting up a third film in which the Klingons will be the main villains in the story. It was bound to happen eventually. Of course, there’s no confirmation of this, but it’s safe to assume that’s what is happening.
They then ask if Benedict Cumberbatch would be back to reprise his role in the third movie: “To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives this movie, but if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again.”
So we’ll just have to wait and see if he survives. If he does, then it sounds like he’ll be back. The big question is, will J.J. Abrams be back to direct it the third film? I’d think that Paramount would want to release the third film by the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, which is in 2016.
Abrams will be busy with Star Wars. What do you think?