It’s been announced, redacted, re-announced, and cancelled, but now it looks as though Paramount Pictures has settled on May 17, 2013 as the release date for the second Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams.
There is still no title for the movie, though rumor has Benicio Del Toro as playing a major villain in the film.
Abrams wouldn’t get into specifics regarding the role he has in mind for del Toro. Speculation has ranged from del Toro tackling the iconic role of Khan Noonien Singh to him putting that prominent forehead to good use as a Klingon villain. But the Star Trek director would only offer that whoever the character is, del Toro is perfect for the part.
Abrams is sharing writing duties on the movie with Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers).