The sequel to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot was originally supposed to come out on June 29, 2012. We all know this didn’t happen because Abrams’ has had his hands full with a dozen other projects. Why didn’t he put Star Trek 2 on the top of his list? Who knows. Look on the bright side, at least Paramount isn’t trying to rush the project out and potentially screw it up. We’re all hoping for a good movie.
Deadline is reporting that Star Trek 2 will arrive on May 17th 2013, and will be released in 3D.
Abrams had to finish Super 8 so there was no way he could make the June 29, 2012 release date that Paramount initially had carved out for the film. (The studio gave that slot to its other sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.) Abrams had been hunkering down with writers Orci, Kurtzman, and Lindelof to work on the Star Trek script. The studio exercised its option on the cast and they would be ready when Abrams was.
It’s looking like 2013 is going to have an ultra geeky summer, as Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and the highly anticipated Man of Steel will be hitting theaters.