Star Trek 2 gets an official title: Star Trek Into Darkness

J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel has finally received what appears to be an official title, with Star Trek 2 now becoming Star Trek Into Darkness .

That lack of a colon isn’t a typo on our part, but rather the way the title will be presenting itself, which sounds a little clunky to us. Still, we’re probably just nitpicking.

As is the fashion with sequels, we’ve heard a lot of chatter about how this second instalment will be a lot “darker” than the first, a claim that appears to be borne out by this moody new title.

“There’s comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there’s some serious issues being dealt with,” said Chris Pine when we caught up with him earlier this month. “And I’d say the threat is even greater in this one.”

“The force [ the Enterprise crew ] are met with is much more frightening. It’s relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you’d never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It’s a really big story – I can’t hype it enough!”

Star Trek Into Darkness opens in the UK on 17 May 2013.

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For more from Chris Pine on Star Trek 2 , pick up the latest issue of Total Film magazine (opens in new tab) , which is out now (and comes with four incredible free posters!)

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