Plans for the third and final Star Trek movie are already underway!

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The makers of the new Star Trek movies are feeling so pumped about their series, they're already talking about a third installment while the second is still in post-production. In an interview with TrekMovie, Star Trek producer and screenwriter Damon Lindelof explained that they've already got ideas for Star Trek 3:

We certainly don't feel that a third movie is a foregone conclusion. Hopefully the second movie turns out well and we are really happy about everything so far. So three movies, again not to do everything that Christopher Nolan does, but if you do it right it's a good model. But that idea, whether you want to call it a trilogy or not, although I reserve the right to when we are talking four years from now to say "this is the third movie in our trilogy," but it does feel that three movies is the right responsibility for us to have the baton for before we then pass it off to the people who are take Trek to wherever they want to take it. So if this movie turns out well, would I be writing on the third movie? Who knows? But, we did talk a lot in the writing of this movie and during production about what the next movie might be and started getting excited about some of the ideas, so it would be hard to say no to that. This is a once in a lifetime experience.


Read the full interview, including a lot more Star Trek insights, over at TrekMovie.



I'm not precisely complaining, because I do love these franchises and I love going back to worlds with new adventures.

I'm just saying, dang — remember when every damned movie didn't turn into a franchise?

Anyway, I'll go see the next one, when it comes out, and the one after, IF it comes out. I mean, because duh. I haven't let a Trek film go unseen yet.