‘Star Trek 2′ Reveals Title: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

ALTIt’s not unusual for Hollywood’s most anticipated sequels to go “dark.” There’s 2008’s The Dark Knight (and 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises). There’s 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And 2013’s upcoming Thor: The Dark World. So it’s no surprise that Star Trek is now digging into the “dark” trend with its own buzzed-about sequel set to hit theaters May 17, 2013. Previously referred to only as Star Trek 2, Paramount announced today that J.J. Abrams’ follow-up will be called Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s some punnery Chris Pine‘s jovial Captain Kirk would appreciate!

Little is known about Star Trek Into Darkness — rumors initially pointed to the film being a Khan-centric project, but, in July, Karl Urban seemed to let slip that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play a different villain, Gary Mitchell. So, sorry, we might have to wait until we can trek into Star Trek 3 before we can greet Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.

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Kate Ward is the current Executive Editor for Hollywood.com, a former editor and writer for Entertainment Weekly and EW.com, and a forever fan of pop culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in Glamour magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.