Roberto Orci is no longer directing Star Trek 3. You probably aren’t all that broken up about it. However, he explained a little about his departure over on TrekMovie saying that he will remain “very involved” and is excited about the movie. He also refuted that he was let go over issues he had over a Vulcan time travel plotline saying that, “No time travel was ever considered, fyi.”
As for his replacement, Jonathan Frakes has said that’s he’s absolutely up for the job. He told KOMO News:
I’m all over it. I’m all over it […] I would love that job… I say, unabashedly, I’d be great at it and would love to do it. I’m trying to keep the lid on how excited I am about the possibility, knowing it’s such a long shot. But there’s nothing I would like better.
Apparently, he’s even spoken with Abrams and his agent has spoken to Paramount about getting him on the film. What do you think about Commander Ryker taking the job? Would you prefer that a director like Edgar Wright (who is rumored to be in the running) take the helm?
If you’re down with Riker, you can get in on the #BringInRiker campaign that’s currently going strong on Twitter.