According to Box Office Mojo, the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek just found itself some nice, official real estate on the calendar. The currently untitled Star Trek sequel is looking to hit theaters on June 29, 2012. Not much is known about the film so far, although writers Damon Lindelof, Robert Orci, and Alex Kurtzman as well as J.J. Abrams have hinted at storylines they are considering. Still, many questions remain: Will Abrams return to the director’s chair? Is there any room for a Shatner cameo? Will Chris Pine at some point look up into the sky and shout “Khaaaaaaaaaan!”?
Last summer’s reboot reignited interest in the Star Trek franchise in a major way, so hopefully the sequel can live up to the immense hype it will surely gather by June 2012.
Update – Steve here. I spoke to Star Trek producer Bryan Burk and he confirmed the June 29, 2012 release date. While it’ll be a long wait, having two plus years to make the movie should ensure a quality film. Personally, I’d rather wait longer for a great film than get something rushed.