Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: Episode VII Recruits Miltos Yerolemou
Game Of Thrones alumnus off to a galaxy far, far away
24 Movie Talks Surface Again
But will it actually go forward this time?
Magic Mike XXL Starts Shooting
Steven Soderbergh tweets the first image
New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster
Anime magic returns to the big screen
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built
The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TV
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
28 April 2014
Full Trailer For The Leftovers
HBO's new Damon Lindelof drama
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tomorrowland
31 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Prometheus (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cowboys & Aliens
Empire Star Rating
Super 8 (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Star Trek Sequel Title Uncovered
Ready to go Into Darkness?

10 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MTV

submit to reddit

Star Trek Sequel Title Uncovered

Though JJ Abrams has been keeping any real details on his Star Trek sequel under his a cloaking device, we are starting to find out one or two things. Late last week, Trek Movie broke word that Abrams had decided on a title and Paramount registering domain names confirmed the news. So we have a title: Star Trek Into Darkness.

Yes, apparently that’s sans colon and without a numeral in the title either (after all, does any film want to face comparisons with the majesty that is Wrath Of Khan?)

So why no colon? At San Diego Comic-Con, Damon Lindelof explained the Abrams’ camp’s problems with colons and subtitles, saying, “There's no word that comes after the colon after Star Trek that's cool,” Lindelof told MTV. “Not that Star Trek: Insurrection or First Contact aren't good titles, it's just that everything that people are turned off about when it comes to Trek is represented by the colon.”

As for what the title actually means, we’re going to have to wait to discover that. But it certainly seems to point to a moodier, doomier affair this time around.

What say you lot? Do you like the new title? You know where to open hailing frequencies to transmit your opinion.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Cynthia Nixon Will Be Emily Dickinson
For Terence Davies' A Quiet Passion
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

RE: I Think Not!!!
There and Back Again? i'd say that was quite an apt title More

Posted by Duff2k1 at 00:19 on 15 September 2012 | Report This Post

I see what he's saying...
...but still, the title instantly brings 'Star Trekkin'' to mind. The phrasing fits. "Star Trek in-to Da-a-a-rk-ness"!... More

Posted by Galen Muffley at 00:07 on 15 September 2012 | Report This Post

At the end of the day...
...the title is really the least of it. It's the sequel to one of the few re-makes/reboots I have actually enjoyed. Abrams could've called it 'Star Trek Yet Another One All Right Yeah' and I'd still be lining up to get my ticket. For what it's worth, though, 'Into Darkness' isn't half bad. More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 22:35 on 14 September 2012 | Report This Post

Star Trek : Attack of the Colons
Star Trek : The Colon Wars Star Trek and the Temple Of Doom Star Trek and the Unbearable Lightness of Being Star Trek Does Dallas More

Posted by Riaz Ali at 19:24 on 14 September 2012 | Report This Post

A trek by any other name
They can call it what they damn well like, just make it as good as the first. More

Posted by theturk at 17:14 on 14 September 2012 | Report This Post

Even in Darkness, They'll be Lens Flare
I guarantee it More

Posted by fantastic mr ethan at 22:20 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

I Think Not!!!
I love Star Trek, but you can be guaranteed that this title will change before it's released, still, not as bad a title as the third part of The Hobbit. More

Posted by dcrow1975 at 15:08 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
Cool title. Hope it equates to a great movie. More

Posted by film man aidy at 14:06 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

Well, yes, using 'trek' as a verb is original in a ST movie title, but wasn't it first used in First Contact by Zephram Cochran when asking if the TNG crew were 'on some kind of star trek'? More

Posted by Simon124 at 13:25 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
More of the same please! The first film was a very pleasant surprise More

Posted by TwistedAnimator at 09:58 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

Although it might be fairly considered as jumping on the "dark sequels are cool" bandwagon, I can certainly understand their avoidance of Star Trek: Something. It's actually quite unique in that it uses the 'Star Trek' phrase in an organic way... as in Trek "into" darkness. And it feels mysterious. What might work against it is that there is supposedly still much fun and comedy in the movie. More

Posted by herbertwest1701 at 07:39 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: LOVE
If Abrams 1st Star Trek is anything to go by, this will almost certainly be better than Wrath of Kahn More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 03:46 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

LOVE
I like it. Just saying. More

Posted by homersimpson_esq at 03:10 on 11 September 2012 | Report This Post

darkness
something "darkness" this way comes. wearing the 3D glasses will tip the dark while watching StarTrek Into Darkness. i'm beginning to love the title "dark" for movies like these: "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" and "THE DARK KNIGHT" and saying what Darth Vader we always says: if you ever knew the power of the dark side, joining the dark side is really fun. Star Wars fame of course. More

Posted by rudyalapag at 22:46 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

Uhm, everything I've read about this title seems to suggest it isn't confirmed. Just saying it seems like an odd thing to report without actual confirmation. More

Posted by clarkkent at 20:45 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

hurry up!!
first one was about as close to Star Wars action as you can get...bring on the sequel More

Posted by BurtonWildheart at 20:34 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

Don't need to worry about darkness, there will be plenty of lens flare to go around. More

Posted by KingButtMonkey at 20:32 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

So...
Into Darkness + 3D glasses = pitch black More

Posted by Kmadden2004 at 20:19 on 10 September 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)