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Star Trek Sequel Wraps + Complete Roundup of News, Rumors & Photos

Star Trek Sequel Wraps + Roundup of News, Rumors & Photos

On Tuesday May 8th, principal photography for the Star Trek sequel was completed in Northern California. This concludes a four month shoot, which began back on January 12th of this year. Coincidentally, J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film was released exactly three years ago on the same date.

While some photos have leaked from the set and the rumor mill has been churning, few details have been confirmed for the film. Still without an official title, it’s set to be released, in just over one year, on May 17, 2013.

Let’s take a few minutes and separate what we know from what’s been rumored.

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS

What we know:

    The cast of the 2009 film will return. Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Doctor “Bones” McCoy, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, and Bruce Greenwood as Pike. 

    J.J. Abrams will return as Director.

    Like the 2009 film, it was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.

    New additions to the cast include Benedict Cumberbatch as the central villain, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Noel Clarke, Nazneed Contractor, Elly Kaye, Tom Archdeacon, Kraisit Agnew, Ser’Darius Blain and Joseph Gatt.

    The film will be released in 2D, 3D and IMAX format.

    Composer Michael Giacchino will return to score the film.

    Zachary Quinto will be involved in some kind of stunt scene wearing a protective suit. It’s been said this scene will involve Spock going into a volcano.

    Quinto along with Saldana will battle the film’s villain, played by Cumberbatch, together.

What’s been rumored:

    Cumberbatch will take on the role of Khan Noonien Singh, a role Ricardo Montalban made famous in the Original Series episode “Space Seed” and of course Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. 

    The film will recreate the “Space Seed” episode and fill in the Khan backstory.

    Leonard Nimoy will return to the role of Spock Prime.

    Klingons will be featured on screen.

On Tuesday afternoon, Simon Pegg tweeted the following photo:

with this photo:

Simon Pegg's Star Trek uniform

Previously, X17 Online provided photos of Chris Pine wearing his black top Starfleet uniform.

Chris Pine filming Star Trek 2

Chris Pine filming Star Trek 2

On May 5th, Simon Pegg tweeted a candid photo of Cumberbatch and himself, saying “As promised, Sherlock and Nicholas Angel simultaneously realise who the murderer is…”

Simon Pegg & Benedict Cumberbatch

Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the film, here on TrekNews.net.

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Founded TrekNews.net in 2011. UX, visual designer, and published photographer based in the Boston area. Connoisseur of Star Trek, sci-fi, '80s horror, synthwave sounds, and tacos. You can follow Brian on Twitter @brianwilkins.

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  1. Sam

    May 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    ONE year! I can’t wait.

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