The highly anticipated eleventh entry in the Star Trek movie franchise has had its release date changed to May 2009, according to Paramount Pictures. The film was initially due to be released on Christmas 2008, but the move has apparently taken place to allow it a more competitive slot in the summer.
“Star Trek is moving to summer because its has so much box-office potential,” Paramount spokesman Michael Vollman told the Hollywood Reporter. “It does not need any script tweaks. They’re two-thirds of the way through shooting, and we would have delivered a great movie at Christmas.”
Regardless of the reasons behind it, fans will undoubtedly be disappointed at the long wait for the film and apprehensive at its running mates in the summer months, which include Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and Indy IV. The last time that a Star Trek film debuted in the summer, Star Trek V, it was resoundingly slaughtered by previous Indiana Jones and Batman entries.