Back in March, it was reported that the writers of Star Trek, Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci (Transformers 1 & 2, Fringe) as well as contributor Damon Lindelof (Lost) have all been signed to pen the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ successful sci-fi hit and that they were planning on a 2011 release. As soon as opening weekend came around, everyone was hearing the sequel talk and expecting the next film to debut in two years.
In that interview where they discussed writing the sequel’s script, Lindelof explained that they’d be waiting to see the fan reaction to the first one so they’ll know how to better shape the next one. Since the first one was pretty amazing with only some weak plot points, I hope we get a perfected sequel with perhaps a little less lighting (Check out this hilarious video on Star Trek’s lens flares)

On the subject of the sequel, Bruce Greenwood spoke with and gave his thoughts on when we may see the next movie gear up production and what we may be able to expect in terms of the stories.

In an earlier interview, Greenwood stated that he expects to be in the sequel (so do we!) and in this interview, Trek Movie asked him if he had any info about the sequel. His reponse:

“They’re bouncing around story ideas right now. I think, from what I gather, the intention is start shooting next summer.”

Following that, they asked about him where he’d like to see the sequels boldly go:

“I think these guys are clever enough to do at least two more and have the final one do a really hard dovetail into the beginning of [the storylines] for the original [“Star Trek”] series. My expectations are very high for them. The only thing I’d like to see, from a personal standpoint, is the mentor relationship between Kirk and Pike to continue.”

It would be pretty cool to see these movies navigate their way into the beginnings of the original series canon although there would obviously be differences unless we see more time travel-related storylines or some alternate reality stuff which I don’t think we’ll be exploring more of any time soon. I also would like to think that there would be more than three movies if the sequels live up to and surpass this J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek.

Onto the other topic of discussion, /Film picked up on some incredible concept art for Star Trek by artist James Clyne so we grabbed a few of the many images from his personal website for you to see. Click through the next pages to see the beautiful work…

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