Star Trek 3 could be next says Damon Lindelof

Star Trek 2 could be followed by a third film, according to the screenwriter of JJ Abrams’ reboot Damon Lindelof. The untitled Star Trek sequel is expected in cinemas 17 May 2013 – do you think it should be the second part of a trilogy?

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JJ Abrams on the set of 2009's Star Trek

It’s no secret that JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot is following the pattern established by Christopher Nolan’s Batman films – the first one was the origin story, and the second one introduces the big bad, but will there be a third one?

“We certainly don’t feel that a third movie is a foregone conclusion,” Damon Lindelof told TrekMovie.com. “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.”

So, how does a Star Trek reboot trilogy grab you?