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).

via Deadline



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  1. Okay, I liked JJ Abram’s Star Trek movie, but the gap between movies is too great. If they are going to do more Star Trek they either need to get off their backsides and do it, or plan to film three movies or so at the same time like LOTR. Look what happened to George Lucas, waiting so long to do three more SW movies – he pretty much lost his audience with hard core fans thinking the new movies were junk when compared with their sugar-coated memories of the original trilogy (even though the new movies were on par with the original). By the time the next movies comes out (two flipping more years!!!) the original generation of Star Trek fans will probably be dead of old age. There is a an expression that applies here, Mr. Abrams – either $#!+ or get off the pot!

  2. I’d rather wait; and get a good movie than get it rushed and get one that is ok. (a.k.a. Dark Knight). I prefer that they do their own characters and not rehash Khan or some other that has been done before. I get tired of Batman movies having the same villains over and over.

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