Great. Now it sounds like a musical.
J.J. Abrams' second Star Trek movie – set for release on May 17, 2013 – has never been officially called Star Trek 2. The film's IMDb page has always listed it as "Untitled Star Trek Sequel." So we knew a real title was coming sooner or later. Well, much later at any rate. But now the cat seems to be out of the bag. Coming Soon has discovered that the following domain names have been registered on Mark Monitor, the same service through which Paramount also registered the domain names for G.I. Joe: Retaliation: www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie.com.
It's not an outright confirmation, but this is a common way for movie titles to leak to the general public. You'll recall that this is how we learned that the mysterious Bond 23 was called Skyfall. The title, if it is indeed real, is an odd choice. Colon usage is always important. Star Trek Into Darkness looks silly. Star Trek: Into Darkness is slightly better. Either way, the new title sounds a little like the famously troubled musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which could potentially bring the sequel into the treacherous realm of internet parody memes before it even comes out. And how they resisted Star Trek in 2 Darkness is thoroughly beyond us.
With the film's release date on the horizon, and an official trailer expected in the next few months, we anticipate an official title announcement very soon.
CraveOnline will be back with more Star Trek: Into Darkness news after we find the devil in the dark.