With J.J. Abrams switching teams from 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars,' the director's chair for 'Star Trek 3' is still vacant. Though Joe Cornish of 'Attack of the Block' is being eyed to fill the void, whomever lands the job will most likely have a smaller window budget-wise through which to steer the Enterprise into a third installment.
Given the increasingly negative press trail that follows 'Star Trek Into Darkness' the farther along we go, and franchise director J.J. Abrams' eventual ship-jump to 'Star Wars,' countless fans have wondered if 'Star Trek' might end up back on the small screen before long. Abrams himself recently refuted the idea, but have franchise writers writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman gotten the idea back on track?
As if 'Community' season 5 weren't big enough with the returns of series creator Dan Harmon, and guest stars Rob Corddry and John Oliver, the Greendale Gang of NBC's beloved cult comedy will once again host one of its celebrity favorites. 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star LeVar Burton will reprise his role playing himself for the coming fifth season, but will Troy be able to keep his composure this time around?
Last month, we first heard the rumor that 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt was being considered to direct 'Star Trek 3.' And then ... silence. Unlike the quickly shot-down Jon M. Chu rumors, this one was allowed to linger, lending the news a bit more credibility. Now, former 'Star Trek' director (and current 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director) J.J. Abrams has been asked about Wyatt's involvement and the response is typical Abrams.
Last week, countless 'Star Trek' aficionados from all over the world descended on Las Vegas for the massive Star Trek Las Vegas convention. Although much of the event focused on good-natured geekery, there was some pretty serious fanboy work to be done. Namely, one panel set out to rank all of the 'Star Trek' movies, forever ending any and all debate on the matter (not really). Most of the final order isn't too surprising, but the assembled fans made one thing very clear: they really, really hate 'Star Trek Into Darkness.'
It's no secret that 'Breaking Bad''s final premiere episode "Blood Money" knocked the socks off fans and critics alike, effectively doubling its viewership since last year's season 5 premiere "Live Free or Die." And while the AMC drama continues riding high in its final eight episodes, the web has responded in kind with a new Jimmy Fallon spoof in the works, and an animated adaptation of Badger (Brandon Mayhew)'s hilarious 'Star Trek' pitch!
Yesterday we heard the rumor that John M. Chu, director of 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' was one of the names being considered for the vacated 'Star Trek 3' captain's chair. That rumor was quickly shot down, but now a new name has risen to the forefront of the conversation: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' helmer Rupert Wyatt. But how close is this to actually happening?
Ever since J.J. Abrams signed on to direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' it's been unclear whether he'd be available to return to the directing chair for 'Star Trek 3.' With Paramount angling for a 2016 release, and Disney pushing to get 'Episode 7' in theaters in 2015, there's no way Abrams could do both. But it looks like Paramount is looking at a replacement, and Jon M. Chu is supposedly at the top of their list.