The latest issue of Star Trek Magazine is out and as to be expected, its all about Star Trek Into Darkness. Below are highlights from interviews with JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof as they discuss the film. In a seperate interview with Hey U Guys, Damon also suggested that may the next film might have more Klingons as "this film we've given the audience a little taste, but there's also a promise that there's a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see." He also was game for a slight crossover with The Next Generation by suggesting he wouldn't mind exploring "iconic adversaries from The Next Generation ...maybe baby Picard could be born." Keep in mind this is him just spit balling ideas as way to early for anything related to the third film to be in place. At this point Paramount doesn't even know if there will be a third film until they get the box office results with this weekend (Europe) and next weekend's (NA) premieres.
- Damon Lindelof suggested JJ Abrams watch Sherlock so could see Benedict Cumberbatch at work. (Sherlock is a brilliant BBC series, worth watching and the single reason that Cumberbatch is the hot commodity he suddenly became despite acting for more then a decade)
- The films are not a planned trilogy
- Will likely be involved in Star Trek 3 but "remains to be seen" if it will be director. (Only way it could happen is if Paramount wants to wait 4 more years for next film which would be a moronic thing to do).
- Tried to write from place of confidence but with attitude of "We own 'Star Trek' now."
- In writing sequel, considered destruction of Vulcan to be the Federation's "9/11-like incident" that is a "catayst for everything that happens in the second movie."