Roberto Orci Confirms He Will Not Write STAR TREK 3
Star Trek franchise writer Roberto Orci has confirmed through Trek Movie that he will not be writing the script for Star Trek 3. After he dropped out of the film as director, we heard he would still be writing the script and producing, but he clarified his involvement with the movie saying, "I’m producing, nothing more or less."
He also took the opportunity to defend the alternate Star Trek timeline that he helped to create for the continuing adventures.
"Stop blaming BR (Bad Robot). It was my idea so that you would not know what was gonna happen next. Nothing more or less. I stand behind it. And it, again, is the reason why I make movies and you don’t."
Seems like he's a bit frustrated at the moment. As you know, he was recently replaced as the director of the film by Justin Lin (Fast and Furious franchise). I'm not sure what this means for the story that Orci has been developing, but in a previous interview, he explained,
"In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space."
There was a rumor that one of the reasons why Orci may have stepped away from the project was because Paramount Pictures executives wanted the movie to be more like Guardians of the Galaxy. This is something that the majority of fans seem very against, and hopefully the studio dosen't go that route. They should just make a Star Trek movie.
Star Trek 3 is set to be released on July 8th, 2016.