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Over the weekend, a new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser debuted, but that was only one piece of Trek news this weekend. In an interview with Bryan Burk, J.J. Abrams’ producing partner, it was revealed that talks have already started for a third film in the new Trek series that will be released in 2016.
The new teaser is barely over a minute, but it shows more destruction and the Enterprise in underwater action, something that was hinted at in the first teaser. We also see that Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is still having disagreements with his superiors, including Pike (Bruce Greenwood).
Meanwhile, Burk spoke with Digital Spy about Into Darkness and the franchise’s future. He was asked if Paramount has anything planned for 2016, which marks the 50th anniversary of the premier of the original Trek series, particularly if another movie will be out.
“We're definitely talking about the next one, but we haven't talked about a release date,” he said. “We don't want to wait four years, the same amount of time between the last one and this one, but it's going to be a big year to celebrate, hopefully.”
The next obvious question is whether or not Abrams’ Bad Robot can do both Star Wars and Trek, but Burk is confident that it can be done.
“Yeah. Obviously they're completely different universes, they're completely different films,” he explained to Digital Spy. “The only thing in common is the word 'Star', which is why we're going to do the Ringo Starr movie as well. We'll corner the market!”
Star Trek Into Darkness hits U.S. theaters on May 17.