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'Star Trek 2' Villains Discussed by J.J. Abrams

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman may include both Khan and the Klingons in this upcoming sci-fi sequel.
J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talk Star Trek 2
J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talk Star Trek 2
The U.K. publication SFX Magazine recently had a chance to speak with Star Trek director J.J. Abrams and screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman about the highly-anticipated sequel Star Trek 2. The sequel is still being written by Orci and Kurtzman and J.J. Abrams talked about the challenges of sifting through the entire franchise:

"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."


Roberto Orci talked about the possibilities of seeing Khan as the villain in the sequel, although it still isn't clear who the villain will be:

"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."


Alex Kurtzman also discussed the sequel's villain and the chance that we could see the Klingon's as well:

"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."


Roberto Orci also mentioned that Star Trek 2 would try to match the tone of the first Star Trek, finding a balance of humor and drama:

"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."


We reported back in June that Star Trek 2 would start shooting in January and we'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on this sequel as soon as we have more information.

Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.



Sources: SFX Magazine

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Comments (23)

  1. the MovieGhost

    Sounds good.

    4 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  2. Stewie

    Khan is an obvious choice but considering how creative Abrams is, do we need to revisit such a classic role? Montalban was amazing in both the classic TV series and in the movie. Hard to imagine improving on that but, then again, if they can reinvent the entire cast, they can do it with Khan. An easy movie to look forward to.

    4 years agoby @stewieFlag

  3. Cineprog

    What? about The Romlins. there were some aspects of the first film i didn't like but all and all it was a fair film. The vilain should be a good vilain and be relay evil for the second one giving the crew of the Enterprise a big pain in the neck.

    4 years agoby @cineprogFlag

  4. the Narrator

    Hoping this plays out well. Te first was truly an entertaining film.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Ultimatum

    Khan! Yeah!!!

    4 years agoby @theultimatumFlag

  6. internetwin

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @internetwinFlag

  7. Rudy

    I'm a doctor not an actor!!

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  8. Jimthar

    cant wait for this. the first one was amazing.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  9. DoubleR0522

    Awesome news !!!

    4 years agoby @doubler0522Flag

  10. Rufio

    great news and loving his approach!

    4 years agoby @rufioFlag

  11. Worth5Bucks

    Thats great

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  12. WiseGuy

    AWESOME! I am so excited for this..loved the first and Im sure this will be even more epic. Cant wait! Only two more years..ugh.

    4 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  13. RojoDiablo

    They have so many choices, I don't think they can go wrong with any of them really, especially if it's made as strong as the first one.

    4 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  14. Daveactor7

    AWESOME. They had a scene with klingons that was supposed to be in the first one, but they took it out. I really hope theyre badass as possible. Go Worf!

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Khan would be a good choice...and if you plan on making a trilogy, then bring him in for the third

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. Dan

    I'm in the camp of leave Khan alone and go in a new direction. But I have faith that even if Abrams does go that route, it'll still be great. Just my 3 cents.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  17. fanboy

    this will be awesome, was never a Star Trek fan, but J.J. Abrams changed that

    4 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  18. Draktyr

    While I enjoy the idea of seeing Khan again (my fave of the original films), I was kinda hoping that this alternate timeline the first movie created would be introducing us to some new, possibly more malevolent villains. Still can't wait for this, whatever they plan to go with!

    4 years agoby @draktyrFlag

  19. Flipsyde933

    I'm sure whatever they decide it will be great. can't wait for this.

    4 years agoby @flipsyde933Flag

  20. Cripple

    So pumped for this.

    4 years agoby @crippleFlag

  21. Diaigma

    Wonder if they'll do something with Kawn or not :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  22. Brian

    Nice. Klingons would be badass.

    4 years agoby @brianFlag

  23. The Soylent Green Monkey

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck YES.

    4 years agoby @soylentgreen2Flag

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