The ‘Star Trek’ Sequel Gets A Release Date


Over the weekend there have been some rumors going around about a tentative release date for the sequel to JJ Abrams’s Star Trek film and today Paramount Pictures has confirmed those rumors … Star Trek 2 will be released on stardate June 29, 2012:

This counts as news, but there’s not much to it. We all know there’s a “Star Trek” sequel coming. Hell, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writers/producers of the May reboot, were talking about sequel possibilities as far back as the week after the first movie came out. Now we have a date to pin our hopes to: June 29, 2012. Nothing else is known or announced, so don’t ask. Maybe director J.J. Abrams will return to helm the sequel, maybe he won’t. Maybe Khan will be the villain, maybe not. For all we know, the plan is to give us an epic “Star Trek Meets Star Wars” crossover. Could happen, right? The news comes from a variety of sources, including Ain’t It Cool News and Box Office Mojo … UPDATE: Paramount has confirmed to MTV that the projected release date for the “Star Trek” sequel is indeed June 29, 2012.

And there you have it. A few of the Star Trek actors, including Zachary Quinto, have been tweeting the news (the flag has been planted. june 29th, 2012. sequel. trek it out.) but until Paramount confirmed the date it wasn’t a done, done deal. I think we all knew that Star Trek 2 would be happening, there’s no surprise there, but now we know when part deux will be unleashed upon the world. I’m excited, are you?


  • Jess

    JUNE 29, 2012????? why sooooo faaaarrrrrrrr


    That is ridiculously far! I can see 2011, but not 2012!

  • Diana

    Too long to wait! Okay, not too long, if it ends up being as good as the first, but still…. wow.

  • Mike

    About time, at least we’ll get something great before we all die!

  • Mr. Gyllenhaal

    I am excited but that is so FAR away!! That is two and a half years!!

  • annettemarie

    @Mr. Gyllenhaal IT WILL BE SO WORTH THE WAIT.

  • Jen

    Yeah, sooooo far away!! I will probably have my first child by then! That is a whole other life!!

  • Vicky

    @Jen… I was thinking that too. Haha. Even though that is forever away… Star Trek is timeless unlike say Twilight which (even though I love it) is probably just a passing fad. Which is why the franchise is trying to crap out the movies as quickly as possible. Plus in 2012 it won’t be competing with the Harry Potter movies at all. I can’t wait!

  • Masher

    I was just thinking that they should film two films at the same time. Then we don’t have to wait so long for number three! Yes, already thinking about number three!