"Roberto Orci, co-producer and co-writer of the movie, has confirmed that Captain Pike is indeed included in the second movie!"
"But of course."
Oh, also, according to JJ, the movie will be filmed in 2D and then converted into 3D in post. Which kinda sucks, since that generally doesn't look great, but oh well. JJ ensures the conversion will be "high end" like in Harry Potter, which I didn't see-- anyone want to vouch for the quality of the 3D in that?