Abrams Set for 'Star Trek 2', But 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Takes Its Spot

July 27, 2011
Source: Deadline

J.J. Abrams

Well this isn't anything we didn't expect, but now there's some confirmation. Deadline is reporting that now that Super 8 has earned an impressive $125 million, J.J. Abrams can finally move onto Star Trek 2 and things are in the works with the writers to finish up the script. But in the meantime, as was rumored, the release date is being pushed back until "the fourth quarter of 2012 or summer, 2013." So instead, Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which finally seems like the real title for the G.I. Joe sequel since it wasn't actually Cobra Strikes, will be filling Star Trek's original summer release date June 29th, 2012. Read on!

This is good news for Star Trek fans, as it means it's definitely coming soon, just not too soon. Deadline adds that the studio has "exercised its option on the cast and they will be ready when Abrams is," so the cast will be back, including Chris Pine. We know that Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are currently working on the script and getting that ready for Abrams to approve, as they mention he "hasn't approved a script yet." We also know that Jon M. Chu's G.I. Joe 2 has been casting and gearing up recently, and now includes Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, RZA and even D.J. Cotrona. We'll definitely keep an eye on both of these high profile projects as pre-production continues.

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  • Jedi
    Star Trek II:  The Wrath Of Khobra? How disappointing that it's getting pushed back for this.
  • Voice of Reason
    Post-production for the lens flares alone will put give this a 2014 release date
  • Jericho
    aw the movie was the first thing about star trek i ever actually liked....
  • dim2thesum
    Not really feeling the name but I am looking forward to the movie, bring back Rachel Nichols 
    • Jedi
      Did you mean in Star Trek or G.I. Joe?
  • Finally some actual news about Star Trek, even if it is a scheduling thing and the fact that Abrams is that much closer to directing it.
  • Anonymous
    I'm surprised Dwayne Johnson would want to be attached to a movie with such a goofy start. He has a good track record being in satisfactory action films so either he's desperate for action films or the script is pretty darn satisfactory...Either way I need a trailer.
    • Anonymous
      Yeah I don't want a repeat of Doom.
      • Anonymous
        I think he turned a corner with Fast 5...  doom was like a dip in the stock market 😉 
        • Anonymous
          Sadly I haven't seen that one yet, but will mos def when it comes out on blu ray
  • James
    G.I. Joe 2 is scheduled to start filming next month.
  • WB Exec
    Can someone tell me why they are not having JGL as Cobra Commander?
    • Anonymous
      He knows better I think since his stock is rising. Get out while the getting's good sort of speak.
  • Hell yeah! This is such a great article and it would  save my ass more times than I can think of. I love it.  I also wanna share this christmas lights that we have. This would surely be of great help to you.




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