'Star Trek 3' Will Shoot in 2014 with J.J. Abrams Possibly Directing

Star Zachary Quinto makes the bold claim that this sequel will be released alongside 'Star Wars: Episode VII' in 2015.
Star Trek 3 to shoot in 2014 with J.J. Abrams possibly directing
Star Trek 3 to shoot in 2014 with J.J. Abrams possibly directing
Star Trek Into Darkness star Zachary Quinto attended the Galway Film Festival on Friday, July 12, where he dropped a couple of bold and shocking statements about the accelerated shooting schedule of Star Trek 3, originally planned for a 2016 release date.

According to Spock himself, the sequel is moving at an expedient rate. This is his one and only exact quote.

"Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It's going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That's the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet."


BuzzHub reported this news before going onto reveal a couple other 'non-quoted' sound bites. Which means this second part of the story is highly suspect.

According to Zachary Quinto, J.J. Abrams will return to direct Star Trek 3. And he will be doing it the same year as he is set to direct Star Wars: Episode VII, which could put the two films in direct competition at the summer 2015 box office.

It seems nearly impossible that such a thing would be true. Though, Steven Spielberg did shoot Jurassic Park and Schindler's List in the same year. And he shot Poltergeist and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in the same year. All four are classics. Is J.J. Abrams truly going to try and pull off such a daring feat? Will people complain about both films being rushed?

Zachary Quinto was quite candid about Star Trek Into Darkness while it was in production, and often complained about how the script was written and re-written on the fly. The movie turned out to be a lot of fun for some audience members, but others have torn the sequel apart for being a mess of a story filled with too many plot holes to stand up to repeat viewings.

Zachary Quinto went onto say that he has no aspirations to be in Star Wars: Episode VII, giving no reason for why. He did, however, express his desire to appear in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

What do you think? Is J.J. Abrams going to direct Star Trek 3 and Star Wars: Episode VII at the same time? If he does, is this a good thing for either franchise?

Star Trek 3 comes to theaters in 2016.



Sources: BuzzHub

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  1. Josh

    @ejk1 We're not disagreeing. When I said it's not about the money, I meant they won't throw money at Abrams just to get him to make the film to come out in 2015. No one wants the movie bad enough that they'll rush it like that and risk it being garbage.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. GROND29

    As long as Damon Lindelof doesn't have anything to do with the script this time

    1 year agoby @grond29Flag

  3. ejk1

    @shuabert Don't kid yourself. In Hollywood, it's always about the money.

    @bawnian-dexeus Yes they will. They waited four years between 1 and 2, and they can wait three or four years for 3. They have gotten two high quality films out of taking the time to iron things out, and I see no reason why Paramount would want to rock that boat. Additionally, why rush for 2015? So they can be one of the forgotten films of that Summer, to be crushed by the two behemoths Disney is floating that year? No. If someone at Paramount has a brain, they push Star Trek to 2016 or 17, away from Star Wars. And this will free up Abrams to work his magic for that Trek film. As far as what is being said up in the article, it's just an actor flapping his gums for now. Shooting in 2014? No script yet, no director signed yet, but we're talking about 2014? I doubt that as much as I doubt JLA in 2015.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 I'm well aware, but Paramount isn't gonna want to wait for part 3 to take too long and Disney is set on that 2015 release date. That's just me. They can throw the man 20 mil each plus gross percentage for all I care

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Josh

    @ejk1 IMO, it's not about the money. JJ doesn't need it, and he won't take on two projects of this size in the same year and risk burning himself out completely. He's still an active producer on TV and has a bunch of stuff going on. I just don't see it happening, although I don't doubt Paramount will try to make it happen. Hell, he might even end up doing both movies, just not in the same year.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  6. ejk1

    @bawnian-dexeus If the money is right, and both studios insist upon his involvement, there will be a way. Paramount has two successful Star Trek films in the books, and can afford to be patient. As for Star Wars, he didn't sign an exclusivity contract with Disney, so he can do other things. He should be able to do Star Wars for 2015, Star Trek for late 2016 or Summer of '17, and Star Wars for '18. No one will get upset, because there will be money, massive amounts of money, to be made with neither film harming the other's profit margin.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Scheduling is my only concern

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. ejk1

    If both companies are willing to pay him, he'll likely do it. I'm surprised at some of you that are saying this won't happen, especially after the Mends/Bond thing. If they're willing to pay, he'll play.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. JonSpidey07

    the thing is everyone knows the history with this franchise it's become so apparent now

    the TV got canceled too soon, it gained a cult following, the original Enterprise Crew got their 1st 6 movies, the Next Generation Crew got 4 movies and even their own TV show

    then it got to a point where even a movie with Picard in it, in this case "Star Trek: Nemesis" nearly destroyed everything

    so like Batman and Superman and the Hulk and James Bond someone needed to press the reset button and breathe life back into it
    J.J. knew what he was doing rebooting 'Star Trek'
    and Rotten Tomatoes gave the 2009 movie 95% 'Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.'

    and for me I did not really become a Trekkie until I started watching it and then going back to all the past "good" installments

    'Star Trek Into Darkness' really struck a chord with me and became my #1 film of the year
    C*mberbatch was an excellent villain, they made clever homages to 'Wrath of Khan' and the special effects and the heavy emotion made me appreciate these characters a lot more

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  10. Zak Lee Ferguson

    it would be the demise of either franchise, one that has kick started off and another that has not landed upon its feet yet...false claims i predict, possible prodcution after post production on VII but a back to back film date, no, script wise yes possibly the film will be ready, but if there is a man to direct get the right guy, but there is no one ever who could surpace J.J on Trek!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  11. Writer220

    After these two franchises I think J.J needs to focus on his own films and @jonspidey07 Enterprise rebooted the universe, J.J altered the universe not rebooted.
    I find it strange that a lot of long time fans of Trek hate J.J's version, it's so pointless and narrow minded of them. I've embraced it.
    What I would like to see is the early years of Picard and what made him into the man he is. A new trilogy with Kirk and co, would be good as well. I would like to see Brad Bird come back and some heavy hitters to mix in the excitement and what made Trek good.
    All I'm saying is other directors need a shot at it, not just J.J

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  12. gumperman

    @shuabert Oh, I didn't know he was widely acknowledged as co-director for Poltergeist. Interesting tidbit, thank you.

    As for J.J. directing both back to back, I say wonderful if the screenplays are both great and he can dedicate his time to make both as good as they need to be without rushing one or the either. Only then would I be all for it, otherwise he shouldn't do it. Plus in comparison to the Spielberg films that he filmed in the same year, one being a effects movie, the other a smaller dramatic film with no effects, these would both be effects movies and consume more time between projects.

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  13. gumperman

    @Tim-Nasson I know, he could have mentioned other years where Spielberg actually directed two movies in the same year, (The Lost World & Amistad ~ 1997, War of the Worlds & Munich ~ 2005, War Horse & The Adventures of Tintin ~ 2011) but he chose Poltergeist, a movie Spielberg produced, wrote the story & co-wrote the screenplay, as an example. Haha!

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  14. Josh

    @Tim-Nasson It's pretty widely acknowledged that he at least co-directed it. The only reason he isn't credited for it is because of his contract for making ET.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  15. Josh

    That's not going to happen.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. JonSpidey07

    I hope they don't rush through 'Star Trek 3' because I loved both the reboot and 'Into Darkness'

    1 year agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  17. Tim Nasson

    What a f*cking retarded story by MOVIEWEB. Anyone who is anyone in the movie business knows that Steven Spielberg did NOT direct Poltergeist. Go away you retard, B. Agent Orange.

    1 year agoby @Tim-NassonFlag

  18. red_ruddy

    i call bullsh*t he told a fan wat the fan wanted to hear
    like tarantino told a fan there will be a kill bill volume 3

    1 year agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  19. Writer220

    he will be too busy with Star Wars

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  20. The Real Goku

    Will JJ Abrams direct Star Trek? .... I'm pretty sure he will...
    Will it shoot next year??.... I highly doubt it....

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  21. Gandoff

    I could see Benedict C*mberbatch as a Jedi in the new Star Wars films... Just like when Spielberg and Lucas used Ford for Star Wars, then Indiana Jones, JJ may pull a familiar face who could pull off the physical needs. Plus Benedict does sound and look like a Jedi. JJ could film Star Trek 3 in the start of the 2014, then finish the year with doing Star Wars VII.

    1 year agoby @gandoffFlag