During the "Star Trek Into Darkness" world premiere in London, screenwriter Damon Lindelof gave hints about what fans would very likely see in "Star Trek 3". Lindelof revealed that the film might have a high chance to feature more Klingons.
"You can never see enough Klingons, and I think in this film we've given the audience a little taste, but there's also a promise that there's a larger conflict on the horizon, and that would be fun to see," Lindelof told HeyUGuys.
Teaming up with scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman in the latest "Star Trek" flick, Lindelof also teased the possible return of Benedict Cumberbatch. "To answer that question would be to determine whether or not he actually survives this movie," he said. "But if he survives this movie, I think that we would be incredibly stupid to not use him again."
"Star Trek 3" reportedly won't have J.J. Abrams back as the director due to schedule conflict with the upcoming "Star Wars" film, "Star Wars Episode 7". Lindelof even told TrekMovie that a "cloning technology" would be needed if Abrams had to be back serving behind the lens. Even so, Abrams himself once said that "it's [still] a possibility."
Meanwhile, Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine are expected to return to the third film. "We both signed on for three movies, so if they make a third one, we'll probably be involved in it. It's exciting to see where the characters have come from, and imagine where they're going," Quinto said.
About the possible new director in the third installment, Quinto was cool with that. "I'm sure whoever he [Abrams] brings on board will be someone who commands our respect," he said.