Many people were waiting for a Star Trek sequel as soon as J.J. Abrams released the reboot, and after a couple of years of waiting, the film got made, the May 17, 2013 release date was set, and die-hard fans started making Star Trek-themed calendars in order to mark the days off in style. Only that wasn’t really the truth, was it Abrams?
Now the U.K. fans can rejoice a lot louder, as Star Trek Into Darkness will get its IMAX theatrical release there an entire week early, on May 9th. We thought it was big news here in the states when our own IMAX release date jumped back to May 15th, but now we just look like a bunch of Red Shirts showing up late to the party. Check out Simon Pegg’s fanfare-lacking Tweet below.
Looks like Star Trek Into Darkness will land in the UK first. Release date May 9th. That’s about 8 weeks away. Not long considering.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) March 7, 2013
Just like the Brits. They get the sunlight first. They got the Beatles first. Idris Elba. I mean, what kind of a “revolution” must we have to get these guys to, uh, not release a science fiction movie six days earlier than us? Maybe I’ve taken this too far.
Of course, there’s the unbacked rumor that the U.S. might possibly decide to go ahead and release it early here as well, but that probably won’t happen, as it would be a huge phaser blast to the face of all those fans who opted for early tickets through the Super Bowl app promotion. Hopefully things stay just as they are, and if any Americans are broken up about this, maybe they can spend that week between May 9th and May 15th reassessing their motivations.