With the leaves starting to change colors already, it’s time to look ahead at the summer to come as there are plenty of anticipatory projects hitting theaters in next year’s round of blockbuster hits. One that certainly remains one of the most high-profile right out of the gate happens to be the J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek 2, which sees our rebooted gang of sci-fi heroes joined this time around by faces such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Alice Eve and Noel Clarke. Now with the franchise celebrating its 46th anniversary this weekend, the official title for the upcoming sequel has been revealed while it takes the usual headline of the feature films into an all-new direction.
TrekMovie reports that multiple sources have confirmed the upcoming second installment in the Star Trek big screen redux will be titled Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s right: no colon, such as previous efforts Star Trek: Genesis, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and plenty other examples.
Paramount has yet to officially confirm the title right now, but the sources reportedly say that the studio’s marketing team “are still working on how they will officially roll out this new title,” whether it be an official logo reveal or “possibly even a teaser poster or image”. ComingSoon originally broke the news Friday that Paramount had registered the domain nameswww.startrekintodarkness.comand www.startrekintodarknessmovie to certainly confirm the validity of the report.
However, the title does not give any hint whatsoever as to what the plot for the sequel will consist of. The story has been kept under lock and key throughout production, with rumors regarding Cumberbatch’s villain running rampant in the past few months. “Into Darkness” could easily refer to the Enterprise venturing out into the least explored regions of space itself, while it could also hint at Cumberbatch as a serious threat to Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew.
Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and more with a script from Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci, Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theaters on May 17th 2013.