Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
Bird's next film is currently scheduled to be released in December 2014. Whether he'd be available for the next Trek depends on how fast they want to make it.
Ah I thought that movie was summer 2015. Still, it conflicts with Star Wars and thats why he couldn't direct Star Wars.
Star Trek Into Darkness started filming in Jan 2012, so to make May 2016 it needs to start Jan 2015. I don't think that gives Brad Bird enough time. If Paramount release ST3 in Nov-Dec 2016 then that gives him time.