Roberto Orci No Longer Helming STAR TREK 3; Edgar Wright Beaming Up As Director?

Roberto Orci No Longer Helming STAR TREK 3; Edgar Wright Beaming Up As Director?

Roberto Orci No Longer Helming STAR TREK 3; Edgar Wright Beaming Up As Director?

Remember how disappointed we all were to learn that Paramount were considering replacing J.J. Abrams with the guy who wrote The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Transformers as director for Star Trek 3? Good news tonight as he's out, and Ant-Man's Edgar Wright may be in...


Deadline reports that Roberto Orci is no longer attached to direct Star Trek 3. He was rumoured for the job shortly after it became clear that J.J. Abrams would be too busy with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to return and get the movie out in time to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary in 2016. It's not clear why he'll no longer helm the threequel, but Orci is set to remain a producer so there may not be any drama there to speak of. The writer recently split with longtime partner Alex Kurtzman (they teamed up to butcher a number of franchises, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and had passed on directing the Power Rangers reboot to focus on Star Trek 3 apparently. Regardless, he's out and Edgar Wright is said to be on the shortlist to replace him...
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