Star Trek Sequel Gets 2012 Release Date

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The last bit of Star Trek news we reported on was star Zoe Saldana’s claim that a the sequel to the J.J. Abrams directed reboot was going to go into pre-production around this time next year (it was unclear if she meant right around Christmas 2010 or at the very start of 2011). We went straight to one of the screenwriters, Roberto Orci, who informed us that, “until there’s a script… all bets are off.”

However, don’t let that cast doubt over your hopes of a Star Trek sequel (Star Trek 2?) as we learn today from Paramount Pictures (thanks to Coming Soon) that the film is tentatively set to hit theaters on June 29th, 2012. Yup, that’s two and a half years away, coming out just a few short months before that Mayan calendar runs out. So we can all see the new Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu, Scotty, Uhura and the rest of the crew one more time before we’re all doomed to our cities getting destroyed (if we’re to believe Roland Emmerich’s last blockbuster) icon razz Star Trek Sequel Gets 2012 Release Date .

The date that’s apparently been set is a great one for the type of sure-fire-hit Star Trek 2 will be, as it’s the first Friday before the July 4th weekend in 2012, and currently it’s the only big movie scheduled to hit theaters that month. Although I suspect that will change when some animated movie we haven’t heard of yet gets slapped right next to it.

Apart from the fact that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are returning to write the script – with Lost co-creator/writer/exec producer Damon Lindelof jumping on-board to help out – and that most of the cast will most likely be returning, we don’t really know anything about the Star Trek sequel. Will Abrams return to direct? Who will be the villain this time around (there’s been rumblings of Khan making an appearance possibly in the same way old Spock did last time)… Heck, what will the basic plot be?

It’s all speculation at this point – but that’s what Screen Rant‘s comment section is for!

What do you think of the Star Trek sequel getting a summer 2012 release date? Were you hoping for sooner? What are you expecting from the next film – a better villain? More action sequences or more character interaction? We’d love to hear your thoughts and speculation.

As stated, the currently untitled Star Trek sequel is tentatively set to hits theaters on June 29th, 2012.

Sources: Paramount Pictures and Coming Soon (special thanks to /Film)

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  1. IT’S A GOOD INTERVAL, YOU JUST HAD A HUGE SUCCESSFUL REBOOT, THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS RUSH A 2ND ONE.

  2. Can’t wait.

  3. Sounds good to me. I really hope that they DON’T use Kahn in this one, though. I would really like to see a new story with the Klingons. I love the original Kahn movie, but let’s move on to something else. I also think that 2.5 years is enough time to make sure they do it right.

  4. Give JJ as much time as he wants. The Quality is worth it.

  5. @ROSS MILLER

    I base all of my movie watching experencies in the future to the myan calender every time I c a movie coming out im like sweet I can watch that one 2 before I die. Theres enough good stuff coming out before then so I can die in peace after I c the avengers im good to go.

  6. that wont happen. the myan calander never said the world was going to end in 2012. maybe the myans died out before they could extend there calander. also theres no scintific evidence to support a drastic pole change.

  7. I think it would be cool if they took on the a 2nd Romulan war coinciding with the colinazation of a new Vulcan homeworld.

  8. “colinization” my bad

  9. Actually Taz, “colonization.” I like the idea, though. I bet they do expand on the new Vulcan colony, but I would still love to see Klingon intrigue and their warbirds!

  10. One word… KLINGONS!!!

  11. hudson u never know

  12. I wish it was sooner, it was SOOOOOO GREAT! And I also really hope JJ Abrams is back to direct. I wouldnt want to mess anything up! Sequels usually suck-lets make sure this one doesnt!

  13. I was hoping for a much sooner release, either late 2010 or early 2011, or summer 2011 at the very latest. With it being so far away I think that they will lose a huge fanbase, as the hype from the first one is still here. Of course I am sure it is all designed to maximize profit from the first movie. I suppose they will get a ton milked over the 2.5 years before the next star trek hits the screens.

  14. I'm in no hurry at all to see a sequel to the worst movie of all time. Let me know when you have some *good* news – like Kurtzman, Orci and Abrams being hit by a meteor, and people with actual talent (not to mention respect for the franchise, and/or the intelligence of their audience) have taken over.

  15. I'm in no hurry at all to see a sequel to the worst movie of all time. Let me know when you have some *good* news – like Kurtzman, Orci and Abrams being hit by a meteor, and people with actual talent (not to mention respect for the franchise, and/or the intelligence of their audience) have taken over.

  16. I'm in no hurry at all to see a sequel to the worst movie of all time. Let me know when you have some *good* news – like Kurtzman, Orci and Abrams being hit by a meteor, and people with actual talent (not to mention respect for the franchise, and/or the intelligence of their audience) have taken over.

  17. A sequel would be a great opportunity to fix JJ Abrams’ Mistake

  18. Timing is good if we are given;
    Great Acting
    Great Story line
    Great Action & Adventure
    Great Cinematography
    Great CGI and Effects
    And no re-using of old villains keep it new since the Series was Rebooted
    Give us a Great Sequel Movie not a washed up lame one like comes at times from Hollywood

  19. I admire JJ Abrams’ dedication to his craft; the end products are usually worthy of great praise. As an aging science-fiction fan (not Trekkie nor Trekker), I am ever cautious when someone fiddles with canon and to be completely honest – destroying Vulcan and killing Amanda Grayson seemed unnecessary at the time; and felt like mere plot points. I’m over that now.

    I think pulling “Wrath of Khan” reboot would be a waste of time, talent and money (something Paramount is surely watching). That said, I think it would be better to see the young crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise head off on the first leg of it’s 5 year mission and encounter some KLINGONS and oh, oh, – wait for it… Those Vulcan-Like ROMULANS! :-) Intrigue. Drama. Controversy.

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