We all know by now that May will bring sci-fi fans the highly anticipated explosion of a sequel to J.J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek reboot. And while that’s fantastic and we all wish it the best, there are some science fiction projects that people have been clamoring for a lot longer than Trekkies had to wait for any of that franchise’s sequels.
Ender’s Game, the long-awaited adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, won’t be out until November 1, 2013, but we now know when we’ll be able to see the first full trailer for it, thanks to producer Roberto Orci’s Twitter account. And you guessed it, it will be shown before Star Trek Into Darkness, which Orci co-wrote with Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. I guess it’s not a bad idea to put your eggs in one basket when there are money-flashing people frothing at the mouth to get the slightest peek at your basket. Check out Orci’s tweet below and join me in mourning the passing of the last remaining hint of journalism in the world.
— roberto orci (@boborci) March 25, 2013
Since Into Darkness won’t release nationwide until May 17th — May 15th in IMAX — it seems highly unlikely, in this world of teasers for previews of theatrical trailers, that we won’t see some kind of footage before that. Though it’ll probably be through a six-second Vine video, or a magic projector ring only found in cereal boxes in Central America. Oh, the days when only two screens ruled our lives.