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Star Trek 3 Director Quits

Star Trek 3 loses their director as Roberto Orci quits working on the sequel

Roberto Orci has quit working on the sequel to Star Trek 3. Orci was going to make his directorial debut with the movie, replacing J.J. Abrams. Abrams directed the first two movies but left to work on Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Read more: John Cho Reveals ‘Star Trek 3? Will ‘Blow You Away’ Reasons for Orci's departure were not immediately revealed and nobody is quite sure why Orci will not work on the new Star Trek movie. Deadline reports that Edgar Wright, the former director of Ant-Man, and others are on the short list to take over for Orci. Not much is known about Star Trek 3's storyline. But, there were rumors that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy might return to their iconic roles of Kirk and Spock for cameos in the film (if not bigger roles). However, Badass Digest is now reporting that "the script Orci was working on saw the Enterprise, the Vulcans and a new alien race competing to get a time travel device. The Vulcans want to go back and stop the destruction of their planet, and the time travel schtick is what would allow Chris Pine and William Shatner to share the screen." Read more: Star Trek 3 to Start Filming in 6 Months If this is the plot of the film, who can say if it will continue to be as things shift behind the scenes. Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.