J.J. Abrams may create a new villain for the next Star Trek movie

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams and writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about their plans for the next Star Trek movie, and while they remained maddeningly vague about it, they say there's a very real possibility that we'll see another new villain introduced to the franchise. And we may see our old friends the Klingons, too.

The information comes from SFX magazine, which talked to the famous (or, to some, infamous) trio. These individual quotes come from TrekMovie and appear to be snippets from the print article.

Abrams: The universe that Roddenberry created was so vast. And so it's hard to say there's one particular thing that stands out as what the sequel must be. Which is on the one hand, a great opportunity. On the other hand it's the greatest challenge - where do you go? What do you focus on? But I'm incredibly excited about the prospects.

Orci: Introducing a new villain in the sequel is tempting because we now have this incredible new sandbox to play in. On the other hand, some fans really want to see Klingons and it's hard not to listen to that. The trick is not to do something that's been seen before just because you think it will be a short cut to likeability.

Kurtzman: Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it. You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say "That's a story that Khan fits into", that's how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you can't string them all together.

Also, if you enjoyed the goofy humor Simon Pegg brought to the first reboot movie, you're in luck, because they said you can expect to see more of him in the next one. In fact, the writers said that humor will always be a part of their new Star Trek:

Orci: Humor is part of the franchise and I think it's critical, certainly to the Bones-Spock relationship. It's definitely a big part of the Bones-Kirk relationship. So, I don't see any world where humor doesn't play a part.

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