It’s being reported that Roberto Orci will not be directing Star Trek 3.
Deadline reports there is “fire behind the smoke” as rumors have begun “swirling” stating Orci is off the movie.
It’s said former Ant-Man director Edgar Wright is now a contender to direct Star Trek 3, in addition to unnamed others.
Orci was named the successor of J.J. Abrams on Star Trek, and also recently split from his writing partner, Alex Kurtzman, so the duo could do separate projects.
Orci was writing Star Trek 3, as well.
Back in June, Robert Orci mentioned plot details including that Star Trek 3 would be set in space and would better resemble the original series characters – more so than we’ve seen with the two previous JJ Abrams movies.
Paramount has intended Star Trek 3 be released in 2016, the franchise’s 50th anniversary.