Star Trek 2 gets a release date

Arrives in 3D on 17 May 2013

Production on J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel is set to hit warp speed with Paramount confirming the film will arrive on 17 May 2013.

Not only has the film been granted a release date, but news has also emerged that Star Trek 2 will boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before… That’s right, it will be presented in 3D.

Whether or not Abrams chooses to film with 3D cameras or add the effect in later remains to be seen, but what we do know is that production on the film is set to begin as soon as 15 January.

Abrams will be co-writing the script with fellow Lost alumnus Damon Lindelof, alongside Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci. Meanwhile, all the key members of the original cast will be returning for round two, including Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

As for the plot, well that remains cloaked in mystery at this stage. Rumour has it that Benicio Del Toro is being lined up to play the villain, although which villain Abrams has in mind remains to be seen. Benicio as Khan, anyone? Let the speculation begin…

Which villain do you want to see in the Star Trek sequel? Speak up, below.


    • ChrisWootton

      Nov 24th 2011, 12:29

      3D? f**k off

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    • MikeyRix

      Nov 24th 2011, 12:47

      NOOO NO 3D! No 3D. 2D version all the way!

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    • zakmccormack

      Nov 28th 2011, 13:13

      Why does 3D have to come in and ruin everything? It doesn't add much to a movie going experience, I much prefer the standard 2D.

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    • FBSYamiSora

      Dec 1st 2011, 2:13

      I'm kinda neutral on the 3D vs 2D for the new villian.....I guess I'd like to see a different version of khan......or maybe get into the klingon race 8DD

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