In 2009, the legendary J.J. Abrams revisited Gene Roddenberry's amazing vision. Yes, Star Trek, a move that was looked on with scorn by some old school Trekkies. But JJ's reboots are amazing, action packed, explosive installments to the Star Trek Saga, revisiting the early years of Captain James Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise in an alternate dimension (just for those who don't know).
Although the 2009 film completely rewrote the book on the Star Trek Universe, by venturing into a parallel dimension, Abrams took it right back to the original films, with a sexier more action packed and explosive remake of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, when he did Star Trek Into Darkness, sticking with the parallel theme and changing some of the 'established facts'. Now, I don't know about you, but for me this raises some questions, as I'm sure it does for Star Trek 3's new 'Captain', Joe Cornish. And that question is, "Where do we go now?"
For those who don't know, in the original 'Wrath of Kahn' movie, Mr. Spock selflessly sacrificed himself in the radioactive chambers of the Warp Core to save the Enterprise and died, being given a space funeral, leading to his reincarnation on the Genesis Planet, leading into Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. But Abrams spiced things up by throwing Kirk to the Warp Core and having him revived by a sample of bad guy Kahn's blood, effectively destroying the need for a 'Search for Spock' film. However, if Cornish wanted to follow on from 'Into Darkness', it would be ever so easy for him to play on the themes of political tension between Starfleet and the Klingons that were so effectively portrayed in the last film. As this is also an easy way to attempt to duplicate Abrams 'Gunslingers Approach' to Star Trek, by featuring a lot of Space Battles and gun fights, it is logical to assume (as Spock would say) that a Klingon War is an idea on the drawing board for Star Trek 3.