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Justin Lin Tweets Out Star Trek 3 Starfleet Uniform Pic

Following Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana posting set images from Star Trek 3, now director Justin Lin has gotten in on the action.

Justin Lin tweeted out the following image of a Starfleet uniform adding: “Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #LLAP”

We see Lin confirms the tile to be “Star Trek Beyond.”

Star Trek 3 has a July 8, 2016 release.

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Star Trek Beyond Starts Filming

The third Star Trek movie, unofficially thought to be titled “Star Trek Beyond,” has started filming in Vancouver.

Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana have taken to their Instagram pages to post images of themselves from the set.

Star Trek Beyond is being directed by Justin Lin and has a July 8, 2016 release.

 

Trailer time #startrek

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someone is preparing to emerge.

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Star Trek Beyond Rumored Title For Star Trek 3

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The title for the third film of the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies may have become known with “Star Trek Beyond.”

TrekMovie.com spotted the title as it is registered with the Motion Picture Association of America; studios are required to register the title with the MPAA before the release.

They also claim they have it on “good authority” that “Star Trek Beyond” is the official title.

“Star Trek Beyond” fits with known story elements about the movie as the third film will head out into space.

Simon Pegg, who was brought on board to replace Roberto Orci, has stated it’s the start of their five year mission and they are out in space.

Idris Elba is rumored to be playing a Klingon, and Pegg recently offered in an interview that Elba will be playing a never-before-seen original character in a “kick-ass” role. Pegg also stated in the interview below they should start shooting in June.

“What we are hoping to do, is make a Star Trek for today that doesn’t forget where it came from,” Pegg said.

Star Trek 3” has a July 8, 2016 release date directed by Justin Lin.

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Idris Elba Up For Star Trek 3 Villain

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It’s reported Idris Elba is in early talks to play the villain in Star Trek 3.

Variety reports the news with speculation the Klingons could be the main villains of the movie, but it’s noted the Klingon info is unconfirmed.

Idris Elba is known for playing Heimdall for the Marvel movies and for roles in Pacific Rim, Luthor and The Wire.

Star Trek 3 has a July 8, 2016 release directed By Justin Lin, with Simon Pegg writing the script. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin are all said to be on board to return.

Elba will be featured in this May’s Avengers 2.

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J.J. Abrams Talks New Star Wars Lightsaber: Star Trek 3 Still Set In Space

Fans of Star Wars nervous about the new lightsaber seen in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer may be relieved to hear what J.J. Abrams says in the above video.

It turns out that all the reactions to the lightsaber – whether it works or not – were already thought of by Abrams and the crew working on Star Wars. Abrams says it was funny to see everyone talking about it.

“It’s been the funniest thing to see the arguments that have developed over this thing,” Abrams said. “It was a sketch that became a whole thing. This was not done without a lot of conversation, and it’s fun to see people have the conversation that we had, but in reverse.”

Abrams also lets it be known that he will be onboard Episodes VIII and IX as an executive producer and stated Rian Johnson is at least directing Star Wars: Episode VIII.

J.J. Abrams was also asked about Star Trek 3 as the movie has a new co-writer on board with Simon Pegg. When the title “Star Trek 3” was brought up, Abrams dismissed the notion with a smile.

“I don’t know ‘Star Trek 3’ really, though,” Abrams said, insinuating it will instead have a subtitle.

It’s then brought up that an example for the title could be “Star Trek: Adventures In Space,” with J.J. Abrams stating, “That is actually a great title,” and looking directly into the camera.

When Robert Orci was still attached to direct Star Trek 3, previous story details he let be known for the movie included that it would be set in space as well as would be closest to the original series more than any of the other prior movies.

With Abrams confirming Star Trek 3 will be set in space, it seems at least they are sticking with that aspect.

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has a December 18, 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer:

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Simon Pegg To Co-Write Star Trek 3

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Much to the delight of Trekkers everywhere, Roberto Orci stepped down from both directing and writing Star Trek 3.

Justin Lin has since been announced to be the new director, and now it’s learned Simon Pegg will co-write Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung.

Simon Pegg is no stranger to screenwriting as he has written the Edgar Wright Cornetto Trilogy, Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and World’s End. In addition, Pegg wrote Paul with Nick Frost.

Doug Jung, a TV producer, is known for Dark Blue and Confidence.

Simon Pegg plays Scotty, the chief engineer of the Enterprise.

Star Trek 3 hits July 8, 2016 with J.J. Abrams and Orci onboard as producers.

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Roberto Orci Not Writing Star Trek 3

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Roberto Orci recently departed Star Trek 3 as a director, and now it’s learned Orci will also not be writing the third film in the new franchise.

Orci commented on an article at TrekMovie.com that he was producing “nothing more or less.”

Orci did respond to a fan’s question about being excited for he film and who will be writing with: “I won’t lie, I don’t know yet, but the story we are talking about would be awesome, hang in there!”

Orci then continues with a response about all the negative criticism the new Star Trek reboot has been getting: “Stop blaming [Bad Robot]. It was my idea so that you would not know what was gonna happen next. Nothing more or less. I stand behind it. And it, again, is the reason why I make movies and you don’t.”

While Orci does get a lot of heat for the reboot ideas, he did previously state his Star Trek 3 would be more resembling the original series as well as being set in space; however, now with Orci not writing the script, it will be Justin Lin’s decision to take the movie where – hopefully – no man has gone before.

Star Trek 3 has a July 8, 2016 release directed by Justin Lin.

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Star Trek 3 Gets A Release Date

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Following yesterday’s news that Justin Lin will be directing Star Trek 3, Paramount has now given the third movie a July 8, 2016 release date.

2016 marks Star Trek’s 50th anniversary as well.

The July 8, 2016 weekend was previously open with no other movies set to be released; Star Trek 3 will face Tarzan and and Steven Spielberg’s BFG a week prior, and Ice Age 5 is due the following weekend.

Roberto Orci recently bowed out of directing Star Trek 3 reportedly due to creative differences with Paramount, but remains on as producer along with J.J. Abrams who left the franchise to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Justin Lin To Direct Star Trek 3

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With Roberto Orci departing Star Trek 3, Paramount has named Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin as the new director.

Deadline revealed Justin Lin to be the director of choice stating Lin was available as a result of his Jeremy Renner Bourne movie getting delayed due to Matt Damon returning to the franchise. Regarding whether or not Lin will do more Fast & Furious movies is unknown as it’s said he was wanted for another, but now has Star Trek 3 on the table.

Roberto Orci recently left Star Trek 3, reportedly over creative differences, but remains on as a producer.

Orci also penned the story for Star Trek 3, but the status of that is unknown as well. Previous comments by Orci stated Star Trek 3 would be set in space and be more like the original series than the JJ Abrams movies.

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Just Say No: Star Trek 3 Rumored To Be Like Guardians of the Galaxy

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With Roberto Orci stepping down from directing Star Trek 3, the rumors mills are kicking into high gear.

Five names recently became known as possibilities to direct Star Trek 3; however, one of those names, Duncan Jones, stated it’s the first he heard about it and is too busy with Warcraft.

Now the possible reason as to why Orci stepped down from directing Star Trek 3 has potentially become known, and it’s the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

Honestly, I’m not sure I’m buying this one, but Bad Ass Digest is stating Paramount wants Star Trek 3 to feel more like Guardians of the Galaxy.

It’s said Paramount wants Star Trek to be as huge as Guardians (which is a no-brainer), but then it’s said apparently Paramount executives are looking at characters like Rocket Raccon and Groot, and then wondering why Keenser doesn’t have more of a role.

Oh, brother.

The report also mentions possible reasons as to Orci’s departure (though Orci is still on board as producer) with it stated Paramount’s notes on Orci’s scripts were too much, and even that Paramount has shut down production on the film as Paramount is busy discussing Star Trek 3 with other filmmakers.

While I can’t see Captain Kirk dancing at the end as he faces off against a villain, the one bonus Star Trek 3 could have that its predecessor didn’t, which would be more like Guardians of the Galaxy, is the third movie should be set in space.

Guardians of the Galaxy worked because it was something new, something audiences haven’t seen and weren’t expecting.

Star Trek 3 with more of Keenser and another CGI character in addition to goofiness between the characters — I hope not.

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5 Rumored To Direct Star Wars 3: Rupert Wyatt, Justin Lin & More

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With Roberto Orci departing Star Trek 3, five possible contenders to direct have become known.

According to Deadline, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum, Daniel Espinosa, Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) and Duncan Jones (Warcraft) are all said to be possibilities to direct.

It was previously stated that Edgar Wright was also a possibility, but the new report gives an update in that Wright looks to not be part of the mix.

Jonathan Frakes of ST:TNG has also expressed interest in directing.

Roberto Orci is still involved with Star Trek as a producer on the new film and helped write the story.

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Jonathan Frakes Wants To Direct Star Trek 3

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Roberto Orci recently stepped down from directing Star Trek 3 teasing they are looking for someone with a bigger chair.

Now “Number One” has stepped up to answer the call as Jonathan Frakes, Commander William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, wants to direct Star Trek 3.

Komo News Radio spoke with Frakes as the actor is due to appear at a local Star Trek convention that sees the cast of ST: TNG reunite.

“Hashtag, BringInRiker! Hashtag, BringInRiker!” Frakes enthusiastically said. “I’m all over it. I’m all over it.”

Jonathan Frakes is no stranger to being behind a camera as he has directed episodes of Star Trek, directed the 1996 Star Trek: First Contact film and the 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection movie, and recently directed episodes of The Librarians, Falling Skies and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

“I have already contacted JJ [Abrams]. I already have my agents stirring the pot. I would love that job,” Frakes offered. “I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it. I am secretly trying to keep a lid on how I am excited about the possibilitknowing it’s such a long shot. But there’s nothing I would like better.”

Orci and Abrams are on Star Trek 3 as producers, with it said Paramount is aiming for the third movie to have a 2016 release, which is the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

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Roberto Orci Still Involved With Star Trek 3: Is JJ Abrams Directing?

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Three days ago saw word hit that Roberto Orci will not be directing Star Trek 3.

Now Orci comments on the departure at TrekMovie.com where it’s learned that Orci will still be involved with the movie, which makes sense seeing how Orci wrote the story.

I will be very involved:)

not at all. still excited to makeTrek 3! And on time. We’ll find the right director!

no time travel was ever considered, fyi

A Star Trek fan then mentions Kirk’s advice to Picard about not letting them do anything to take you out of the chair. Orci’s response is interesting because he states that was part of the reasoning for stepping down, which sounds like a hint a big name will be directing Star Trek 3.

Have not forgotten. On the contrary, factored into decision. Their are bigger chairs to consider

A fan then brings up mention of J.J. Abrams returning to direct Star Trek 3 (as Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now finished filming and Abrams is not doing the sequels); however, Orci seems to say that Abrams will be too busy with the post-production on Star Wars.

 I am so excited to see what JJ does FOR THE NEXT YEAR with Star Wars in post production.

Orci also stated on his Twitter he will be a producer on Star Trek 3.

The original report that said Orci was out stated former Ant-Man movie director, Edgar Wright, was a contender to direct Star Trek 3.

It’s also been said Paramount wants Star Trek 3 to be released in 2016, which is the franchise’s 50th anniversary.

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Edgar Wright Rumored For Star Trek 3; Robert Orci Out

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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.

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William Shatner Offered Role In Stark Trek 3

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Despite denying rumors about being involved in Star Trek 3, William Shatner has now confirmed an earlier rumor that his Captain Kirk is wanted for the movie.

While attending the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, Shatner let it be known that he has been offered a part by former director J.J. Abrams, who is on board Star Trek 3 as a producer.

Shatner said Abrams called and told him they have an idea for his inclusion in Star Trek 3 and were calling to see if there was any interest on his end.

Shatner said he would be delighted to do Star Trek 3 if they could come up with a good idea because it’s fifty years later — that he know’s it’s science fiction, but how do you rationalize it? Shatner even said he couldn’t come up with an idea how to do it.

He also said the idea is for both himself and Leonard Nimoy to appear in the movie, which is what the earlier rumor suggested.

Shanter also joked that Abrams was “frothing at the mouth” with thought of using Shatner and Nimoy in the movie.

“Star Trek 3” has a 2016 release directed by Roberto Orci.

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William Shatner Hasn’t Heard Anything About Star Trek 3

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The current rumor surrounding Star Trek 3 is that the film will reunite the first Captain Kirk, William Shatner, with the first Spock, Leonard Nimoy.

However, as of right now there is just one problem regarding that scenario.

William Shatner doesn’t know anything about it.

The actor took to his Twitter to put a stop (temporary?) to the notion he will be featured in Star Trek 3.

Shatner was actually said to be in the first J.J. Abrams movie at one time as well.

Roberto Orci is directing Star Trek 3, which has a 2016 release date.

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Good News: Star Trek 3 Is Set In Space

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Robert Orci will be directing Star Trek 3, and the good news is that the film will be set in space.

Star Trek Into Darkness was generally not that well received (at least among Trekkers), with the movie featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as a terrorist on Earth.

Now Orci says Star Trek is going back to its roots, and the current characters will more resemble the originals.

Via Humans From Earth podcast:

In [Star Trek Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie.  So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”

Paramount recently let it be known they intend on releasing Star Trek 3 in 2016.

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Transformers 5, G.I. Joe 3 & Star Trek 3 Coming 2016

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It’s being stated that Paramount will be releasing Transformers 5, G.I. Joe 3 and Star Trek 3 in 2016.

At CineEurope, THR reports that Paramount Pictures International showcased their currently slate of movies, which includes Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Paramount Pictures International svp, EMEA Edward Ryan, is said to have promised for 2016:

Paranormal Activity 5, a new take on Ben Hur directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the return of Eddie Murphy for Beverly Hills CopTransformers 5GI Joe 3Hansel and Gretel 2 and Star Trek 3.

Back in April, leaked Hasbro images and concept art had Transformers 5 as coming out in the second quarter of 2017; so perhaps it’s been bumped up.

A poster for G.I. Joe 3 was recently spotted at the Licensing Expo.

Regarding Star Trek 3, it’s said Robert Orci will direct, as J.J. Abrams is busy with Star Wars, and that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are expected back.

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Roberto Orci to Direct Star Trek 3

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After the last few weeks saw Roberto Orci mentioned as the frontrunner to direct Star Trek 3, it’s now stated that Orci has landed the gig.

Variety reports that Roberto Orci will direct Star Trek 3.

It’s said Orci is currently writing the story for Star Trek 3 with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

Orci replaces J.J. Abrams who is busy with the new Star Wars, but Abrams will remain on board as a producer.

It’s also stated that Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are expected to return.

No plot details are known as-of-yet.

Robert Orci co-wrote the first two new Star Trek movies.

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Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3; Parts Ways With Alex Kurtzman

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It’s learned that Bob Orci is eyeing the director’s chair for Star Trek 3, and that he is writing the script with Patrick McKay and John D. Payne; J.J. Abrams and David Ellison are on board as producers.

Variety also states that while Abrams agrees with the choice of Orci directing Star Trek 3, Paramount seems to be a bit hesitant as they are taking a “cautious” approach. Star Trek Into Darkness had about a $468 million worldwide gross in 2012, which was actually less than the 2009 Star Trek film domestically by about $30 million.

It’s also stated that long time collaborators Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are parting ways – at least regarding movies – as the two are pursuing separate projects. Reportedly, Orci and Kurtzman will still work together on television related projects.

Alex Kurtzman will be directing the Venom movie for Sony and is said to be working on a solo deal with Universal Studios to oversee new adaptations of The Mummy and Van Helsing.

The writing duo have worked on many projects together including Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Trek, Transformers, Sleepy Hallow and Hawaii 5-0.

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