With today being the 46th year anniversary of Star Trek (*blowing on my kazoo*), I just knew some news regarding J.J. Abram‘s Trek sequel was going to be unleashed. And it has, just not officially. According to Comingsoon.net the sequels title has been revealed. Kirk and crew are going to need some friggin’ flash lights, because the title is -apparently- being named: Star Trek Into Darkness.
This news does not come from Abrams, the cast or anyone at Paramount Studios. Nope, just some good ole’ domain snooping. Comingsoon.net found two domain names that were registered yesterday through Markmonitor. Which is an anonymous domain registry service that has been used by Paramount Pictures in the past for recent URLs like their official G.I. Joe: Retaliation site. Those new Star Trek domain names include www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie.
So, again, this is not official. However, Star Trek Into Darkness seems an apt name, considering the dark tones actors Chris Pine had said the film was going to have. He told Total Film in a recent interview:
There’s comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there’s some serious issues being dealt with. And I’d say the threat is even greater in this one.
The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It’s relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you’d never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It’s a really big story—I can’t hype it enough!
For me, I just hope all this darkness talk is a hint that the solar or lens flare problem has been corrected. *derp*
Star Trek 2 will star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller with a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof and that it will hit theaters on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3D theaters and IMAX 3D versions.