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Star Trek Sequel To Be Released May 17, 2013

It’s official. The heavily anticipated Star Trek sequel will be released on May 17, 2013, the pre-Memorial Day Weekend.

As first reported by Deadline, Sony moved the release date of Roland Emmerich’s Singularity from May 17th to November 1st, leaving the weekend open for J.J. Abrams’ second Star Trek film.

Originally scheduled for June 29, 1012, the sequel will come four years after the first film, which was released back on May 8, 2009. The previous release date has since been given to another sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

While a title has yet to be announced, actor Benicio del Toro has been rumored to possibly play the main villain of the film, which will also reassemble the 2009 cast, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin.

JJ Abrams on Star trek
J.J. Abrams on the set of ‘Star Trek’ in 2009

As we previously reported, the film will begin shooting on January 15, 2012. JJ Abrams’ team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are currently working on a draft of the film to ensure their vision and the budget set by Paramount match up. Production Designer, Scott Chambliss will again lead the design team for the film.

[Source: Deadline]

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Kenneth

    November 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Yes!!!!

  2. MacBeth2301

    November 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    It took awhile, but I think it’ll be worth the wait. Let’s do this JJ!

  3. 10010100100

    November 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Pine’s gonna be Shatner’s age by the time the third one comes out.

    • Anonymous

      November 25, 2011 at 1:52 am

      No,he won’t. 

  4. Hank Hill

    November 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

    This is gonna be a looooong wait.

    • Anonymous

      November 25, 2011 at 1:53 am

      How do you figure that?

      • Hank Hill

        November 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

        Because it’s still a year and a half away.

  5. GavinD

    November 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Well at least now we have an actual date. Still a year and a half away though.

  6. Doc_raver

    April 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    when will it be out on dvd ? just got and watched star trek 2009 , want to see the next star trek movie ! thanks 🙂

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