The Star Trek reboot was almost universally critically liked, updating the series while sticking to the roots of the source material. We loved it, and chances are you did too!
Which means that we are so flipping excited for Star Trek 2 that we can hardly contain ourselves!
The good news is that the writers are looking at the daunting task of doing another one in a very unique, and almost necessary way. They saw the first movie, not without its flaws, as having to be organic as an origin story to get people warmed up to the idea of what they would do in future installments.
And that means being more daring with characters and themes.
Check out these very interesting things that were said by screenwriter Robert Orci:
"I think we get to be a little bit more daring with the theme. The first one had to be an origin story - or we felt it had to be an origin story - it was kind of 'Star Trek Zero' - how did it all start? So to do that organically, you had to get each character in his or her place.
"Now, they're all together from the beginning, and so now they're all going to face, I think, a theme that is different and potentially more challenging than just: they met and they're kind of facing this force of nature in Nero.
"Some people thought Kirk, did he become Captain too fast? It's easy to think of, well, we'll look through a place in the story - without giving anything in the story away - where someone can look at him sideways and go, 'You sure became Captain fast!'
"And for anyone to say that, whether we do or not, that's just an example. I'm not saying if for sure we'll do that, you can do those kinds of things and suddenly your criticism is part of the movie, and it's kind of fun if you're a fan to see that incorporated."
That sounds like passion to us! We're confident that they'll be able to do something amazing with the series, and if they approach the scripts in a way like this, then there is very little doubt to us that incredible things could be afoot!
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