The principle filming for the sequel literally just wrapped, so Kurtzman thinks it would be too hard to show any footage at at Comic-Con in July. (bummer!)
“I will tell you that we had an amazing time doing it.” said Kurtzman. “It really was a joy. Originally, as you probably know, Trek had a release date of this year, and we collectively as the brain trust – J.J. and Damon and me and Bob and Bryan Burk – decided that in order to protect Trek, we had to delay it by one year. We just didn’t want to rush it. We felt that we had put so much love into the first movie, and we didn’t want a mandate to ruin the work that everyone had done. And I think the fans deserve to feel that their beloved franchise is being protected. So we delayed for a year to really work on the script, to have the time to shoot the movie correctly, and I’m really excited with what J.J. did. I think we all are.”
The sequel was scripted by Kurtzman (who also scripted the just released Amazing Spider-Man) and Roberto Orci.