Latest Movie News Headlines

J.J. Abrams says Star Trek sequel is going Gorn

Jan. 15, 2010by: Niki Stephens

The STAR TREK sequel is all about the Gorn according to J.J. Abrams.

MTV spoke with Abrams who said, "I have to admit the ['Star Trek' sequel] is really all about the Gorn."

Whether you call yourself a "trekkie" or "trekker", you should be pretty well acquainted with the Gorn race. For those who aren't, the Gorn are a cold blooded, reptilian species and they can kick some humanoid ass. I'm not a Trek expert, but the reptiles do brew the finest Meridor in the five star systems, or at least that's what Harrad-Sar says.

Abrams kept joking about the Gorn, "We just thought it would be fun... to go Gorn.

Then he gave few details on the STAR TREK sequel, "Yes, we have some ideas about that. But it is obviously in the very early stages so it's not something that... we can point to."

He also said that they were working on something right now for the CLOVERFIELD sequel, but that it was also in the very early stages. I'm actually wondering what they have in mind for the next film.

At the end of the interview, Abrams had one last joke, "I can't believe you didn't go for 'Children of the Gorn'." I would have went for it.

Extra Tidbit: This is a better idea of what the Gorn will actually look like.

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

11:59PM on 01/18/2010
While I luv me some Klingons, it would be nice to get some other villain types in the mix besides them, Borg, Romulans, etc. I'd go for: Cardassians or Dominion/Jem'Hadar/Vorta. Okay, so I know both those races are not OS but DS9, so sue me. Guess it's either Gorn or Khan then if stick only with TOS. What else is there...Andorians?
While I luv me some Klingons, it would be nice to get some other villain types in the mix besides them, Borg, Romulans, etc. I'd go for: Cardassians or Dominion/Jem'Hadar/Vorta. Okay, so I know both those races are not OS but DS9, so sue me. Guess it's either Gorn or Khan then if stick only with TOS. What else is there...Andorians?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:59PM on 01/18/2010

EXTRA TIDBIT

that new deign for the Gorn looks like JJ is rebooting GALAXY QUEST!!!
that new deign for the Gorn looks like JJ is rebooting GALAXY QUEST!!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:47PM on 01/18/2010

To Trek through a Field of Clovers

JJ can do no wrong in my book!

I cant wait for the sequels to the two movies I actually had a good,fun time watching Star Trek and Cloverfield.

Then we finally get the wrap up of one of the greatest if not THE GREATEST show, LOST.
JJ can do no wrong in my book!

I cant wait for the sequels to the two movies I actually had a good,fun time watching Star Trek and Cloverfield.

Then we finally get the wrap up of one of the greatest if not THE GREATEST show, LOST.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:31PM on 01/17/2010
In JJ I trust!

He knows what he's doing and he hasn't given me a reason to doubt his judgement, so bring on the Gorn!
In JJ I trust!

He knows what he's doing and he hasn't given me a reason to doubt his judgement, so bring on the Gorn!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:22PM on 01/17/2010
In JJ I trust!

He knows what he's doing and he hasn't given me a reason to doubt his judgement, so bring on the Gorn!
In JJ I trust!

He knows what he's doing and he hasn't given me a reason to doubt his judgement, so bring on the Gorn!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:57AM on 01/17/2010

TREK & CLOVER II

I never followed the whole Star Trek thing untill JJ's film came out, now I guess I'm a fan of it and I'm excited for the sequel!

At first the idea of a sequel to Cloverfield sounded kinda dunb to me but now that I think of it, it did leave allot of unanswered questions and now I can't wait for what comes next.
I never followed the whole Star Trek thing untill JJ's film came out, now I guess I'm a fan of it and I'm excited for the sequel!

At first the idea of a sequel to Cloverfield sounded kinda dunb to me but now that I think of it, it did leave allot of unanswered questions and now I can't wait for what comes next.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:25PM on 01/16/2010

would be cool

he should stop joking and do that shit for real. that's the best idea i've heard so far.
he should stop joking and do that shit for real. that's the best idea i've heard so far.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:49PM on 01/16/2010

this isnt related what so ever

so dont hate me. but ya'll need to see this. it's awesome.
[link]
so dont hate me. but ya'll need to see this. it's awesome.
[link]
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:10PM on 01/16/2010
The truth is, I *want* to hate you...but that actually was awesome.
The truth is, I *want* to hate you...but that actually was awesome.
5:48PM on 01/17/2010
i knoww. reboot MMPR!!
i knoww. reboot MMPR!!
2:41PM on 01/16/2010
This is actually a good idea compared to all the "let's do Khan again" talk.
This is actually a good idea compared to all the "let's do Khan again" talk.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:16AM on 01/16/2010
Abrams version of the Gorn:
[link]27s_Gorn.jpg
Abrams version of the Gorn:
[link]27s_Gorn.jpg
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:58AM on 01/16/2010
That is interesting. Thanks. But the link was not working, I had to fix it myself. Perhaps this works:
[link]27s_Gorn.jpg
That is interesting. Thanks. But the link was not working, I had to fix it myself. Perhaps this works:
[link]27s_Gorn.jpg
12:15PM on 01/16/2010
Yea I tried fixing it
Yea I tried fixing it
9:46AM on 01/16/2010
Gorn is fine with me, so long as we get a Kirk/Gorn punch-up accompanied by that old arena music.

You know you want it.
Gorn is fine with me, so long as we get a Kirk/Gorn punch-up accompanied by that old arena music.

You know you want it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
6:28AM on 01/16/2010
Question is; Gorn completely CGI (Enterprise) or Gorn suits and makeup. My vote goes for CGI in the Avatar kind of method.
Question is; Gorn completely CGI (Enterprise) or Gorn suits and makeup. My vote goes for CGI in the Avatar kind of method.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:04AM on 01/16/2010

J.J. Read my mind

I was talking to a friend about how cool it would be to do a really old/obscure star trek villian. I would never introduce Khan btw. It's a different universe with different events.
I was talking to a friend about how cool it would be to do a really old/obscure star trek villian. I would never introduce Khan btw. It's a different universe with different events.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:02AM on 01/16/2010
True but Nero didn't travel far enough back to prevent Kahn's birth or his exile into space. So technically he should exist in this new established universe
True but Nero didn't travel far enough back to prevent Kahn's birth or his exile into space. So technically he should exist in this new established universe
11:59PM on 01/15/2010

Alright!

JJ can do no wrong. Now where is my LOST?
JJ can do no wrong. Now where is my LOST?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:02PM on 01/15/2010

oh

me so gorny ;)
me so gorny ;)
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:39PM on 01/15/2010

Not bad...

I'm glad we're not focusing on the legends just yet. Khan and the Borgs are villains that are too epic for the world to see just yet..especially if they're from Abram's view. Gorn would be a good contender if they followed it with a good story.
I'm glad we're not focusing on the legends just yet. Khan and the Borgs are villains that are too epic for the world to see just yet..especially if they're from Abram's view. Gorn would be a good contender if they followed it with a good story.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:51PM on 01/15/2010
NICE. Another note that's not so nice, I JUST heard from a legitimate source on the tv show Extra that Robert Pattinson is in serious talks to play Spidey. FUCK.
NICE. Another note that's not so nice, I JUST heard from a legitimate source on the tv show Extra that Robert Pattinson is in serious talks to play Spidey. FUCK.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:24PM on 01/15/2010
FUUUUUUCK! That would be the worst...
FUUUUUUCK! That would be the worst...
9:14PM on 01/16/2010
Sony/Columbia has denied the Robert Pattinson rumor and told ET, "Our first step is to find a director."
Sony/Columbia has denied the Robert Pattinson rumor and told ET, "Our first step is to find a director."
8:48PM on 01/15/2010

GORNOGRAPHY

I would love to see this really happen. Let Shatner keep Khan all to himself a little bit longer.
I would love to see this really happen. Let Shatner keep Khan all to himself a little bit longer.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:26PM on 01/15/2010
I just watched Space Seeds today and was thinking about Khan in new Trek world... unless someone else releases him in this new universe, a new Khan movie would basically need to be a remake of this movie... I can't see how Khan could actually be rebooted with the rules set forth in Star Trek (2009)...
I just watched Space Seeds today and was thinking about Khan in new Trek world... unless someone else releases him in this new universe, a new Khan movie would basically need to be a remake of this movie... I can't see how Khan could actually be rebooted with the rules set forth in Star Trek (2009)...
9:28PM on 01/15/2010
I meant "this episode" not this movie. But I can't figure out how to edit my posts on new joblo. I must be stupid.
I meant "this episode" not this movie. But I can't figure out how to edit my posts on new joblo. I must be stupid.
8:45PM on 01/15/2010
J.J. Abrams can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, he has yet to lead me astray, so he can go ahead and make flying unicorns the bad guys in the next movie and I'd still see it. However, I do really want to see what the Borg would be like in his Star Trek universe.
J.J. Abrams can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, he has yet to lead me astray, so he can go ahead and make flying unicorns the bad guys in the next movie and I'd still see it. However, I do really want to see what the Borg would be like in his Star Trek universe.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:40PM on 01/15/2010

Children of the Gorn

Is he joking or is he serious?

I do like the idea of visiting an enemy that is off the beaten path, rather than always seeing Romulans, Borg, Khan, or Klingons.
Is he joking or is he serious?

I do like the idea of visiting an enemy that is off the beaten path, rather than always seeing Romulans, Borg, Khan, or Klingons.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:40PM on 01/15/2010
cloverfield 2? will it have a monster in it for more than a few glimpses? Or will we fleeting shots of people talking about the gorn but never really seeing it in trek 2?
cloverfield 2? will it have a monster in it for more than a few glimpses? Or will we fleeting shots of people talking about the gorn but never really seeing it in trek 2?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:38PM on 01/15/2010
Well episode 19 (in order of production FYI)not a bad idea...although it's obviously in the "joking" stages only at this point. JJ Abrams seems to be on the same wavelenght as most TOS Trekker fans.
Well episode 19 (in order of production FYI)not a bad idea...although it's obviously in the "joking" stages only at this point. JJ Abrams seems to be on the same wavelenght as most TOS Trekker fans.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:10PM on 01/15/2010

I trust Abrams.

I like this idea. There've been too many klingon & borg villian movie and shows, and redoing Khan would seem too much like a remake. Although its too early to determine anything specific, I think this idea has potential.
I like this idea. There've been too many klingon & borg villian movie and shows, and redoing Khan would seem too much like a remake. Although its too early to determine anything specific, I think this idea has potential.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:29PM on 01/15/2010
I trust Abrams, too!
I like this idea. Personally, in my mind, I envision a race of creatures that would resemble Trandoshians--like Bossk from Empire Strikes Back. I hope there are a lot of "red shirts" in the next movie.
I trust Abrams, too!
I like this idea. Personally, in my mind, I envision a race of creatures that would resemble Trandoshians--like Bossk from Empire Strikes Back. I hope there are a lot of "red shirts" in the next movie.
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!