Simon Pegg: Star Trek 3 Will Have the 'Optimism' and 'Frontierism' of the TV Show

Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 2:32PM
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 2:32PM
Simon Pegg: Star Trek 3 Will Have the 'Optimism' and 'Frontierism' of the TV Show
The first two films of the Star Trek reboot were received underwhelmingly by fans of the franchise, partially because they were much more self-serious than the classic television series (without actually adding any weight). Now, Star Trek 3 star and writer Simon Pegg claims that the third installment will get back to the franchise's roots a little more, particularly in terms of its more "optimistic" tone.

During a press roundtable while promoting his new film, Kill Me Three Times, Pegg said, "I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it's a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that's where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that's the mood at the moment."

If this turns out to be true, which it easily could be with Pegg on board to write, then fans can likely be cautiously optimistic. The reboot might get a bit of a reboot of its own, as it recently found a new director in Justin Lin. And the cast has always been top-notch, but Star Trek 3's cast may have gotten a little more exciting now that Idris Elba is in talks to play the villain.

Star Trek 3 is expected to come out sometime in 2016.

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