The new movies may have been somewhat divisive due to their embracing of Star Wars-esque sci-fi action elements and reliance on classic franchise imagery, but there's no denying that they brought the brand back to the spotlight for a new audience.
Even though J.J. Abrams won't be calling the shots this time around (he is producing, though), the production team is still utilizing his infamous "mystery box" filmmaking style, as so far there's very little concrete information about the project. Orci himself has teased that he's opting for something a little more original this time around, with the Enterprise's iconic five-year mission being used as the launching point, but that's about it.
Now, some members of the Star Trek 3 cast have started to drop hints. Both Karl Urban and John Cho recently took the time to praise what Orci is developing, saying that it has the potential to be one of the best films in the series.