Ever since Roberto Orci dropped out of directing duties on Star Trek 3, rumors ran rampant as to just what director would take over the once again struggling franchise. Some of the more outlandish rumors suggested Edgar Wright may even take over. Deadline has put those rumors to rest and confirmed that Justin Lin will be taking over the reins.
Lin is perhaps most known for working on four films in the Fast and Furious franchise, but he also directed several episodes of Community and will helm the first two episodes of season two of True Detective.
It is currently unknown if Star Trek 3 will follow Orci's original plan of going on a more deep space adventure instead of the more Earth-based Abrams films. All of the cast from the previous films are expected to return. No doubt fans are glad to see some fresh perspective brought in on these films.
Star Trek 3 has no set release date, but it is expected to come out sometime in 2016.