It’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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