The sequel to Star Trek Into Darkness will likely be released in 2016, but not necessarily in the form you’ve come to expect.
A new report from the Financial Times, which cites “multiple sources familiar with the matter,” suggests that the studio is preparing to release a third installment of the beloved sci-fi franchise in 2018.
The first, Star Trek: Nemesis, was released in 2008, but the sequel didn’t exactly live up to expectations, selling over 10 million copies worldwide and spawning two spin-offs and a live-action feature.
That film also failed to live up the high expectations that fans had for the new film, and some were concerned that Paramount’s planned reboot would not live up.
That hasn’t been the case, however, and Paramount is looking to release the reboot in a form that is more palatable to fans.
“This is the first of several films that Paramount has planned to release this year, with the rest of the slate expected to be announced at a later date,” the Financial Express article reads.
“It is not known when those will be.”
Paramount, which has yet to reveal any of its planned slate, is reportedly working on several sequels and spin-off films, including a potential “Star Trek” spinoff film.
Paramount has not yet said when the third installment will be released.
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That new movie would likely be directed by J.J. Abrams, and while Abrams has previously said that the new series is “in the pipeline,” he has not specified what it will be about.
Paramount is reportedly planning to launch a new Star Wars series as early as 2020, and the company is reportedly considering a slate of sequels.