Development on a sequel to the mega-hit reboot of "Star Trek" started before the first film even beamed into theaters. Since then, the sequel's been boldly going nowhere, with writers Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and director J.J. Abrams keeping all but mum on what to expect from the second installment.
Now, actor Chris Pine, who portrayed the new and improved James T. Kirk, has spilled some coveted beans on what to expect from "Star Trek 2."
Pine announced via his Facebook page that he has finally received a copy of the script.
"After a thousand questions regarding the 'Star Trek' sequel, I can finally say I am holding the draft script in my hand. I can also now tell you I have a love interest and it's all looking very exciting. Sorry but I can't give you a date for filming yet, but you guys are going to love it!"
A love interest?
Pine's off-hand comment stirs more speculation then it delivers answers, with the possibility of a new female lead entering the mix of the established crew. The possibilities of which character it may be are endless -- Kirk was something of a womanizer in the original series -- but another female character in the mix would be welcome, with actress Zoe Saldana carrying most of the weight in the first film.
"Star Trek 2" has no set production or release date, so for now we'll have to patiently wait for this movie to jump into warp speed.