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JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Sequel Won’t Be Called Star Trek 2, Apparently

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The biggest news to come out about the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ alternate-timeline interpretation of the Star Trek franchise can be summed up pretty simply: It won’t be called Star Trek 2, says Access Hollywood.

Aside from that there’s not much in the way of news, other than filming is expected to get under way in mid-January. The outlet spoke to Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura, on a red carpet, where she said she knows the story will be amazing, but that she hasn’t received a script. As she hasn’t seen the script, she also doesn’t know whether the relationship will continue between her character and Zachary Quinto’s Spock.

Considering we’ve heard nearly nothing about the sequel, it’s impossible to tell what the movie will be about and what it will be called. Abrams and company could take a page from any of the Original Series episodes or one of the movies. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if they go in a completely different route, exploring the new timeline they’ve created and using several familiar elements in new ways to expand the Star Trek Universe.