Star Trek 2 gets an official title

Prepare for Star Trek Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel has finally received what appears to be an official title, with Star Trek 2 now becoming Star Trek Into Darkness.

That lack of a colon isn't a typo on our part, but rather the way the title will be presenting itself, which sounds a little clunky to us. Still, we're probably just nitpicking.

As is the fashion with sequels, we've heard a lot of chatter about how this second instalment will be a lot "darker" than the first, a claim that appears to be borne out by this moody new title.

"There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with," said Chris Pine when we caught up with him earlier this month. "And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one."

"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story - I can't hype it enough!"

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in the UK on 17 May 2013.

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What do you think of the new title? Tell us, below!


    • Jeffbiscuits

      Sep 10th 2012, 8:39

      Live Free or Star Trek. Trek Harder. Star Trek with a Vengeance. Bizarre name for a film.

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    • philipjamesd

      Sep 10th 2012, 8:44

      They may as well just call it Star Trekking Across The Universe. I suppose it's only a name. The first film was great and JJ rarely let's us down!

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    • evanbasha

      Sep 10th 2012, 9:32

      There better be a colon in there or that's going to be just another horrible movie series title.

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    • MikeyRix

      Sep 10th 2012, 17:34

      Oh God, it hurts. I'm sticking to calling it "Star Trek XII".

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    • ThrashGordon

      Sep 10th 2012, 17:53

      Sounds like a goth band to me.

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    • DravenCage

      Sep 10th 2012, 21:19

      It's not the greatest title in the world, but it won't have any bearing on how good the actual movie is.

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 10th 2012, 22:31

      It's kinda lame but as long as the movie is just as entertaining as the first one I'll be happy.

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    • DarthCylon

      Sep 10th 2012, 23:35

      Into Darkness so the lens flare gets even brighter!

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