Originally Posted by vuedoc
I don't think we can use TOS history to predict what happens in this movie anymore. I hope he doesn't, because that would completely invalidate not just one, but 2 TOS episodes. At this point, I'd be disappointed but not surprised.
Possibly, but now that boils down to opinion of what this film will or won't be. My point was only to illustrate there is nothing in TOS which "insists" Pike dies during the film, and quite the contrary is feasible with attention to a few historical points from TOS.
The film may dismiss some canon, we'll see... but I am not proceeding from the assumption that it will and must dismiss canon, so I can still see many possibilities.