SuperheroHype! got a chance to sit down with the writer’s of ROTF Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, minus Ehren Kruger. SHH interviewed the writers and talked all about their new movie and the process that led to this $200 million extravaganza of a summer popcorn blockbuster alien robot epic of a film; also a few other things that are in the works for the creative dynamic duo.
SHH!: What about pressures of writing a sequel? When you wrote the first one, no one knew it was going to do that well, but as you wrote the second one, was there a lot of pressure to fit in stuff you weren’t able to do the first time?
Kurtzman: I think frankly, you have to tune out the noise, both of the first movie and just what the expectations are for the sequel. You find the emotional link that you have to the movie and you write to that, and working with Michael, you always know that the action is going to be big. Our job is to actually focus on the small things and hope that the emotional story can be told within the context of the movie Michael wants to make.
Orci: Luckily, there were a lot of things from the first movie that we didn’t get to do, so that we already had some material going into this one.”