Co-Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orchi sat down with a UK Magazine and talked about what the audience wants and what they can expect.
Introducing a new villain in the sequel is tempting because we now have this incredible new sandbox to play in. On the other hand, some fans really want to see Klingons and it’s hard not to listen to that. The trick is not to do something that’s been seen before just because you think it will be a short cut to likeability.
== TEASER ==
This is one of those cases where I, as a fan of the first film and the other films, put complete faith in the writer's and directors of the film. I had no expectations for the "reboot," so when the film came around, I wouldn't be too disappointed if I didn't like it. When the film did come out, however, like many people, I was blown away. As cool as it would be to see Khan or the Klingon in this film, I'd personally be fine with whatever the writers come up with.
Starting at a premise of what you want to see and then working a story around it is not how we do it. You have to start with what is the right story. And that if you can say “That’s a story that Khan fits into”, that’s how you get to that. Not deciding on a menu list of items and then seeing if you can’t string them all together.
J.J. Abrams, the director of the first film, and so far only producing the sequel had this to say about the film slated for 2012: "The universe that Roddenberry created was so vast. And so it’s hard to say there’s one particular thing that stands out as what the sequel must be. Which is on the one hand, a great opportunity. On the other hand it’s the greatest challenge – where do you go? What do you focus on? But I’m incredibly excited about the prospects." What do you hope to see in this upcoming sequel?