Set your phasers to stunned, as Deadline reported Wednesday evening that Simon Pegg would be co-writing the latest Star Trek sequel along with Doug Jung, creator of the TNT series Dark Blue.
Pegg has co-written all of Edgar Wright’s films in the Cornetto Trilogy, as well as some of his own projects including Run, Fatboy, Run and Paul. And he of course is set to reprise his role as Scotty in the third film.
Back at the end of December we reported that Justin Lin (Fast Five, True Detective Season 2) would be taking over the director’s chair for Roberto Orci, but even with Pegg attached it remains unclear where the franchise can now boldly go where its never gone before.
Star Trek 3 is still scheduled for the summer of 2016, at which point the Star Trek series will be having its 50th anniversary.