Excitement has been building for J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel since the announcement of Benedict Cumberbatch as the big bad guy. But, said announcement aside, very little is known about the movie. Until now!!!
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Looking good so far then, if it’s anything like the first movie, massive time paradoxes aside, then I am very much looking forward to it. Abrams is constantly impressive in everything that he does, apart from Lost, so I can’t see it disappointing. Add to director Abrams a returning cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood plus newbies Alice Eve, Peter Weller and the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch its shaping up to be a right old talent fest.
I know what your next question is going to be, ‘When are we able to see Kirk hump his way through the galaxy in this next out of space photon torpedo fest?’ Well, the good news is that you won’t have to wait long for your slice of Spock vs. Sherlock as the release date is set for mid-2013, May 17th to be precise.
This movie seems to have been politely swept aside by all of the Star Wars news that’s been bandied about recently, but I’m sure some of you are still excited about it. Even if it is just to fill the void until the release of Star Wars VII in 2015. That’s not the way I look at it though. These two great franchises have always stood apart and been amazing on their own. I for one am just excited that there are going to be generations of kids arguing which is best for a long time to come.