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?