Trekkers, J.J. Abrams fans and anyone who just likes seeing Zachary Quinto with pointy ears have been jonesing for the follow-up to 2009’s hit “Star Trek” reboot ever since… 2009. And now that sequel has a title: “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Abrams’ take on the franchise continues to veer away from the familiar. The title, confirmed by TrekMovie.com, is no “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” There’s no number, no colon, just a vague two-word phrase that maybe means Abrams wants to nod to Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight.”
Honestly, you can read into it as you will, because details of the movie, its plot and new characters remain shrouded in secrecy — even for a J.J. Abrams project, they’re keeping a tight lid on this thing. And “Into Darkness” doesn’t tell us much of anything, which is probably just how Abrams likes it.
Among the limited information we do know: Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho will reprise their roles as the Enterprise crew, and they’ll be joined in some capacity by Benedict Cumberbatch (who is probably playing the bad guy, but no one will say for sure), Alice Eve and Peter Weller.
We also know “Star Trek Into Darkness” opens May 17, 2013. And it will be in 3D.
What do you think of the “Star Trek” sequel title?