The writer and genre veteran was set to make his directorial debut on the third instalment of the rebooted series, and since he left rumours have been swirling about the reasons for his departure.
“I will be very involved:)” he posted. “Still excited to make Trek 3! And on time. We’ll find the right director!”
He also responded to the rumour that he left after Paramount were unhappy with his script, which reportedly featured Vulcans hunting for a time travel device to stop the destruction of their planet in 2009’s Star Trek.
“no time travel was ever considered, fyi”
There was no mention of the Edgar Wright rumour, which continues to be unconfirmed, or any potential names.
How do you feel about Orci’s departure? Do you think this is a bad sign, or is some fresh blood exactly what the Trek universe needs?
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