Simon Pegg is Happy Roberto Orci is Directing Star Trek 3 Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.11.2014
He thinks JJ Abrams will still be involved in some way…
Speaking to the BBC, Simon Pegg shared his thoughts on Roberto Orci directing Star Trek 3. Below are some highlights. Star Trek 3 is expected for a 2016 theatrical release.
Pegg's thoughts on Orci becoming the director: "I'm really happy he's doing it as it's kept within the family kind of thing, it's not somebody coming in from outside. Bob's been there since the first Star Trek – by that I mean the 2009 one – so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a director on this one because he gets it. He was always the most Trekkie of all of those guys anyway, he's always understood the story the best so it's great that he's going to be involved in the writing and directing."
Pegg on JJ Abrams still being involved in Star Trek in some capacity: "I don't think JJ would be able to let it completely go because that's not in his nature."