Move out of the way, Iron Man! It’s now time to talk about Star Trek Into Darkness. Actually, for Simon Pegg and J.J. Abrams, it’s time to talk about Star Wars Episode VII. In a new video from Sky Movies, the duo talk about their love for the Star Wars franchise, and, amongst other things, Abrams’ trepidation about tackling a film series that’s meant so much to him.
Let’s roll the tape (via Cinema Blend) and learn which character Pegg (perhaps speciously) would like to see spun-off:
Speaking of the future, and more specifically Star Trek’s future after Into Darkness, co-producer and co-writer Damon Lindelof was asked about it by Hey U Guys (via Comic Book Movie) on the red carpet before the film’s LA premiere. Lindelof seemed to indicate that there’s already been discussions about the direction of Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek XIII), and the important lesson he learned from Lost in regards to planning for the future.
“I think that is a reasonable conclusion. You should always know where you’ve been, you should always know where you are, but most importantly, and I learned this from Lost, you should know where you’re going. [...] You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we’ve given the audience a little taste, but there’s also a promise that there’s a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see.”
It might be nice to see a movie dedicated to the Klingons, as they’ve been a part of both rebooted Trek movies (even though those scenes were cut from Star Trek I). They look pretty bad ass in the rebooted universe, at least.
Star Trek Into Darkness is out in theaters on May 17, 2013.