Roberto Orci took a moment after the Cowboys & Aliens panel at WonderCon to talk to press about Star Trek 2. Orci has been writing the scrip with Alex Kurtzman and stated that he believes production will begin this fall. He noted that some of the fanbase was not happy with the first film and notes that they listened to specific fan reactions when writing the sequels narrative. He elaborated by saying:
"Everyone said [Kirk] is too young to become Captain. So maybe in the next movie, somebody goes, 'Man, you sure became Captain young and fast.' You start to incorporate people's opinions... If it's organic to the story and you find someone who doesn't think too highly of Kirk because he maybe skipped a few steps, that's maybe a fun thing to consider. That comes from a fan reaction and maybe gives you a story point."
I loved the first film, but many fans did not. Orci goes on to say that the sequel might offer a chance to rectify some of the issues:
"[Fans] wanted more character time with everybody and, because that was an origin story for 'Star Trek,' everyone had to come in at a certain point. Now everyone is going to be there from the beginning, so they're going to get that. Everyone sure hated engineering. They thought it looked like a brewery, which it was. I'll pass that on to J.J. [Abrams] and see what he says."
The first draft of the script for the sequel is complete, but Orci still plans to cotinue working, he says:
"We'll be working and tweaking that story through shooting. This time we don't have a strike, so we'll actually be able to change things on the set. On the last movie, we handed in the script and that was it. You couldn't change a word. This one feels like we've got all the time in the world."
Head over to Comingsoon.net for the full interview. Are ou excited for Star Trek 2?