Remember all those rumors about Star Trek 2 not being able to make its June 29, 2012, release date? You can pretty much take that to the bank.
Although Paramount Pictures has still not officially scrapped that release date for the sequel to J.J. Abrams' smash 2009 franchise reboot, writers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci more or less confirmed that Trek 2 will not be ready for next summer.
In an interview done by Cinepremiere in San Diego last Saturday, on the red carpet for the premiere of Cowboys & Aliens, the screenwriting pair said that they don't expect the movie to begin shooting until January 2012.
That rules out a summer 2012 release for sure—given the amount of post-production that these movies need—and even puts a December 2012 launch in question.
Theoretically, Abrams could get the movie done in time for an end-of-year release, but given that he and his team have taken their sweet time just to get to this point, the betting money says that a summer 2013 premiere is the likelier scenario. That puts the crew of the Enterprise head to head with Man of Steel, the Superman epic that also recently moved to June 2013.
The good news? After months and months of hashing out plot ideas and pitching them to the studio, Orci says,"We feel pretty strongly that we have an amazing story and we are going to be shooting very soon."
We all want an amazing Star Trek 2, so will it bother you if it comes out a full year later than originally expected but ends up blowing your mind?