Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

‘Thor’ writers may take on ‘Star Trek 3’ as rumors of JJ Abrams leaving ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ continue

A week after a projected 2016 release date Star Trek 3 may have different writers and director JJ Abrams is at the center to rumors.

According to Badass Digest, screenwriters Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz (ThorX-Men: First Class) are close to a deal on penning the next Star Trek movie.  Miller and Stentz are in the Bad Robot family from their work as writers and producers on Fringe, as well as having Trek ties with their work on Andromeda, a series based on unused material by the late Gene Roddenberry.

Star Wars Episode VII bannerBadass reports that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are still attached as writers, and they were “instrumental” in pushing for Miller and Stentz.

Rumors continue that J.J. Abrams might drop out of directing Star Wars: Episode VII.

Collider sums up the latest from Badass: “Badass Digest is hearing rumors from multiple sources that Abrams is close to dropping out of the highly anticipated sequel.  Abrams protested against shooting the movie in England (presumably because he didn’t want to be away from his family for so long), but was overruled by the studio.  Although this decision wasn’t recent, the rumors of his leaving the project continue to percolate.  Badass says these rumors will merit more serious consideration if there’s no announcement of any kind at Germany’s Star Wars celebration regardingEpisode VII and Abrams isn’t present. ”

Zachary Quinto on filming the third Trek film, read here

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