Star Trek sequel to film in January July 21, 2010 According to Captain Pike…. J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek sequel will begin production early next year. Bruce Greenwood, who plays original Enterprise captain Christopher Pike, revealed the news to Hollywood.com, adding that he isn’t certain if he will return for the follow-up. He said: “I just know that the plan is to film it in January. More than that, I don’t know. I hope [to come back]. I’m hustling for it… we’ll see…” The Star Trek sequel is due for release on June 29, 2012.