JJ Abrams' Star Trek Return

JJ Abrams is returning to the Enterprise. The sci-fi favorite will reprise his role as director of the highly anticipated sequel, Star Trek 2. Set phasers to stun and get ready to engage!

JJ Abrams' talent, vision and inner fanboy helped bring 2009's Star Trek to a new generation. Fans everywhere have been patiently waiting for his return to the series and it's finally happened. After dodging questions but promising answers, Abrams has delivered. He's officially signed on to direct Star Trek 2.

JJ Abrams Directing Star Trek 2

JJ Abrams' return should reassure those who were worried about the sequel's progress. It's been almost three years since the previous film's release and they've yet to finalize a story. According to EW, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are joining forces with producer Damon Lindelof to pen the script, which we know absolutely nothing about.

Who are the villains? How has the crew changed? Does Spock and Uhura still have "a thing" going on? These are just some of the questions that need to be answered.

Aside from Abrams and the writers, the primary cast of the first Star Trek is also returning including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana. The sequel was originally scheduled for release in June 2012 but Paramount pushed it back so the writers would have more time to work on the script.

Even though the wait is killing us, a wise man once said that anything worth having is worth waiting for.

Image credit: Zade Rosenthal

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Comments on "Confirmed: JJ Abrams set to direct Star Trek 2"

alan September 14, 2011 | 3:14 PM

not all fans are awaiting with 2 posts, lol, mostly 18-24 year old reboot fanboys. thier are things i loved and hated about the reboot. insurrection was horridly scored, why in gods name does abrams not have common sense to return to the star trek 2 horner/goldsmith music that made star trek remerge in the 80s as after 4 with 5 goldsmith watered down his own score and they removed it wich helped tank the franchise. the next generation series briliantly used goldsmiths music yet thier movies sucked except first contact (the only alternative score i liked scored by goldsmith). god awful mismanagement. abrams wants to do a star trek series. star trek was loved for its stories, humor and how it scifi stories were used to look at modern human problems, not just because of its action. producers action yarning enterprise etc. is also what helped destroy the st franchise as producers just dont seem to get what fans love about star trek.

Trevor Hanaway September 14, 2011 | 1:33 PM

• The Orion Syndicate as the villains • Larger all-star cast as well as many cameos including by William Shatner • More planets • Larger space battles with more starships • Kirk having better fighting skills • Kirk having several human love interests played by Hollywood’s most beautiful young actresses • No cut scenes • The Star Trek theme music from the Insurrection end credits used at the end

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