2013 is shaping up to be a good year for sci-fi, with the Star Trek’s 3D sequel set to hit the big screen, as well as Roland Emmerich’s Singularity, and the much anticipated film adaptation of Enders Game. While those looking forward to Singularity will have to wait a bit longer than expected, it looks like the film’s re-scheduled premiere date has made room for Star Trek’s yet to be titled sequel.

Earlier this month we reported that production on Emmerich’s upcoming sci-fi film Singularity had to be halted so that Emmerich and co-writer Harald Kloser could work on the script. The film’s release has since been pushed off to November 1, 2013, from its original release date, May 17, 2013. According to Deadline, Paramount has snatched up the pre-Memorial Weekend date for the Star Trek sequel.

This is the second bit of news we’ve gotten for the Star Trek sequel today. Earlier today, we shared an update from the film’s director and producer J.J. Abrams on the possibility of Benicio Del Toro playing the villain in the film. From the sound of it, it’s little more than a possibility at this point.
"It's not even negotiations -- just in discussion," said Abrams. "But I would love to work with him. I've wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity."

Still, “in discussion” is something, right? While casting for the villain has yet to be determined, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana are on board to return. In the meantime, Trekkies should keep May 17, 2013 clear if they’re planning to line up to see the sequel.

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