Everyone waiting for the next film about the crazy parallel (and beardless) Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise will have to wait a little bit longer — a whole year longer, in fact.
In an interview this past Saturday with Cinepremiere, writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci practically confirmed that Trek 2 will not be ready for summer 2012. While it hasn’t been officially noted, Paramount Pictures might as well update their intended start date to January 2012 for J.J. Abrams‘ sequel to the rebooted Star Trek franchise. I’m pretty sure letting the news slip before Abrams can let it go will guarantee more than an hour in the agony booth.
That rules out a summer 2012 release for sure; Abrams could get the movie done in time for an end-of-year release, but there’s no way that’s gonna happen now. Given the history of just getting the film to this point, it’s safe to say that the movie won’t be released until 2013.
The only thing that is good about this news is that fact that they’ll actually be filming again. Maybe they’ll actually let Kirk sleep with a green woman this time… fingers crossed!