This weekend, it has become a bit more clear as to just why the cast of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films has been specifically saying that the next installment of the series will NOT be like The Dark Knight trilogy’s second outing. Of course, this is in reference to how Christopher Nolan’s sequel went way darker than its predecessor, Batman Begins. What some have been saying (Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto) is that the untitled Star Trek movie would continue its light-hearted approach going forward rather than follow the current trend concerning blockbuster follow-ups in the industry.
Friday’s update from TrekMovie was that the movie would henceforth be known as Star Trek Into Darkness. The title (now confirmed by numerous other outlets) won the gig amongst a handful of choices with a few reportedly not even including a nod to the franchise. It goes without saying that we understand the need to prevent confusion from the title or the fears that J.J. may be trying to copy the success of The Dark Knight (especially when we are hearing Benedict Cumberbatch’s antagonistic role is “iconic”.) Essentially, the point is that Star Trek continues to be its own beast.
Stars of the film include Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Karl Urban, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Dark will hit theaters nationwide on May 17, 2013.