“Star Trek” 3 returning star John Cho is positive that the upcoming sequel will be great despite J.J.
Abrams leaving the directorial responsibilities to “Amazing Spiderman” director Roberto Orci.
Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the past two films, graced Reddit AMA , where he was bombarded with questions about the upcoming “Star Trek” film.
“I’m absolutely confident in Bob,” Cho assured worried fans of the franchise.
“No one knows these characters better than Bob.
And no one knows the Star Trek universe better than Bob.” Orci, who co-wrote and produced the first two movies, has now taken over the franchise when Abrams decided to leave and move on for “Star Wars Episode 7.” “I think he’s going to blow people away,” Cho added, but was firm on keeping his mouth shut about the film’s details, only revealing that the film is aggressively moving forward and he has already taken part in costume fitting, as reported by Hollywood Reporter .
Meanwhile, news about featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy sparked, however the Star Trek veteran quickly denied the rumors taking to Twitter saying: “Let’s talk ST.
I don’t know anything about the current gossip.
Nobody has contacted me.
Right now it’s just rhetoric to cause hype.” Director and writer Roberto Orci, on the other hand, played coy about the rumors telling TrekMovie , “Not in my interest to confirm or deny anything because it limits my options while maintaining my integrity as a truth teller.
The movie is not the movie till it is in theater.
Until then, everything is a rumor.” But according to a report of Denof Geek , Abrams did contact Shatner and the actor himself admitted saying that Abrams did talk to him saying, “I’m calling because the director of Star Trek, the next movie, has had an idea where you might be involved, so I’m calling to find out whether you would be interested.” To which, he responded at Wizard World Nashville event, “It depends on what you do with the character, but I would be delighted.” He also admitted that, “I would love to do it”, but hesitated saying, “how do you get me fifty years later into the movie? I mean how do you rationalise it.
I know it’s science fiction, but even I couldn’t come up with an idea.
So that’s the news on that”.
“Star Trek” 3 release date is scheduled two years from now but, details about the film is very much shrouded in secrecy.
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