Roberto Orci Will Not Write Star Trek 3

star-trek 2009 crewIn a comments thread on a Star Trek fan website, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness writer Roberto Orci revealed that when the studio goes forward with the third installment in the rebooted franchise, they'll do so without his script.

Orci had been expected to write, direct and produce the film, expected in theaters in 2016, but recently pulled out of directing, reportedly over disagreements with studio Paramount Pictures.

"I’m producing, nothing more or less," Orci wrote in a comment on TrekMovie, where his username has been confirmed in the past.

It had been widely assumed that Orci's script would not be used now that he wasn't directing, but nothing was confirmed. When reports recently surfaced that Fast & Furious franchise director Justin Lin would take on the film, it wasn't specified who will write it.

It seems likely J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, who had joined the film last year to co-write with Orci, will be the the credited writers.

Star Trek 3 will be released on July 8, 2016.