Trekkies in the U.S, you might as well start packing your bags and start booking tickets to the U.K. because it looks like our friends across the pond will be seeing ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ a week before it premieres here in America!
Seems like our British counterparts are having all the luck when it comes to big blockbuster releases. Last year, ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Prometheus’ both premiered in the U.K. one week before opening here in the U.S. and now it’s been announced that ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will debut in U.K. theaters on May 9th (instead of the original date of May 17th) while us Yanks have to wait until May 15th when it’s released in IMAX and May 17th everywhere else.
The news was actually announced by Enterprise crew member Scotty (Simon Pegg) on Twitter:
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
So what is the hope that Paramount will also move the U.S. premiere date to May 9th? So far the studio has not addressed this but it seems unlikely as many fans had already obtained early movie screening tickets for May 15 via the ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ app. What will become of them if the film is moved up a week?
With such a highly anticipated film and a big reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch’s role to be had once the film premieres, it seems that U.S. Trekkies may have to avoid the internet and social media sites for a week if they don’t want the film spoiled for them.
After all, it would really be sad to find out Cumberbatch was really a rogue Jedi Knight sent back in time by the New Republic to help the ancestor of Princess Leia… oh wait. That’s the other Abrams movie!