With a Star Trek sequel already planned for 2011, fans are already buzzing about what the follow-up to this summer's hit could be focused on.
According to screenwriter Roberto Orci, the answer is: anything.
"I think the major lesson we learned is that fans were willing to accept differences and surprises, provided that they were somehow echoes or inspired by canon," Orci said to SCI FI Wire "We still have to be true to Star Trek the next time around, but we've also been blessed with being able to be unpredictable. And that doesn't mean we can just be shocking for no good reason and just throw everything away. It still has to echo everything that Star Trek has been."
It may change any second, but at the moment, the writers don't have a story or a premise in mind for a sequel.
"We have agreed to write another one," Orci said. "We're going to start thinking about it any second now. But we're still just having a mental sorbet before we jump back in. And, you know, just seeing all the reactions to the movie. We want to make sure we take it all in and really figure out what worked and what didn't and proceed from there. But now that we have... an open canvas... anything can happen."