The next Star Trek movie, which still doesn’t have a title, finished principal photography this week in California. Now the footage is off to special effects artists and editing bays, where they’ll add lens flares and turn it into a finished JJ Abrams product.
But since it is a JJ Abrams product, even though it’s been filming since January, we’ve seen almost nothing from the set. Some directors, Peter Jackson for instance, like to engage with the fans. Abrams, notoriously, likes to hide his movies from them. So that makes these two pictures, tweeted by Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Simon Pegg (Scotty) far more noteworthy than they would be were this movie helmed by almost any other director…
The pics are their way of celebrating the end of filming and, Abrams’ penchant for secrecy being what it is, these are also probably the last visible evidence we’ll see that Trek 2 exists until he’s ready to release the movie’s first trailer.
No one knows when that first trailer will appear but set to beam into theaters on May 17th, 2013. So expect the first trailer, well, before then.