Citizens of Earth, prepare yourself: “Star Trek 2” has an official release date.
The upcoming sequel to the 2009 hit will land in theaters on May 17, 2013, according to Deadline. Paramount bumped Roland Emmerich’s delayed film “Singularity” back to November 2013, paving the way for “Trek 2” to boldly go towards its new May release date. Even more exciting is the news that J.J. Abrams and team are planning on shooting the flick in 3D, though there’s no confirmation of that at the moment.
With filming set to begin on January 15, it sounds like the film is well on its way to finally being completed.
Little is known about the upcoming, unofficially titled sequel. Reports say the flick will feature Klingons, but won’t include Khan contrary to hopeful rumors. That leaves a big question mark in the air for who Benicio Del Toro will portray as the series’ new villain.
When MTV News caught up with Abrams recently, he confirmed his interest in having Del Toro join the movie. The director said “The Wolfman” star could do “anything” within the “Star Trek” franchise.
“We’re just in negotiations, we’re in discussions,” he said. “It’s not even negotiations — just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I’ve wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity.”
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