Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Writers Talk Sequel Villian Goals

Star Trek writing duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman continue to drop hints about ideas they are considering for the 2012 sequel, this time with the Coventry Telegraph.

One idea that remains a possibility is the Star Trek 2.0 version of Khan, made famous by Ricardo Montalban in the classic series and in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The goal is to make the villain "hugely significant."

"I think our idea on this is that the first of any series is about them coming together or the formation. I couldn't really tell you what Jeff Bridges was doing in Iron Man, but it doesn't matter at all because it is all about Iron Man becoming Iron Man. Whereas I think sequels are very much about the villain. Because while [in the first one] the villain serves to bring the crew together, the second one I think has to be a true challenging of what that family is about. That is why Wrath of Khan was so amazing. Khan tested each one of them and ultimately asked for the ultimately sacrifice, and that is why that movie held up so well."

On the setting for the story, Orci explained: "We would never do a remake....it will be some time in the five-year mission. But that is a question. Should we pick them up immediately the next day or should it be later, we are still discussing that."

1 comment:

  1. I think the villian should be Harry Mudd. He was more of a personal villain to Kirk than Khan was.