'G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes' Takes 'Star Trek 2' Release Date

J.J. Abrams is close to signing on to direct 'Star Trek 2', although Paramount is now eyeing a late 2012 or summer 2013 release date.

J.J. Abrams close to signing on for Star Trek 2
J.J. Abrams close to signing on for Star Trek 2
Paramount Pictures is still in early development on Star Trek 2, and now it seems that director J.J. Abrams is finally ready to commit to the sequel. However, Paramount is ditching the planned July 29, 2012 release for Star Trek 2, handing that release date over to G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes.

G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes has recently landed cast members such as Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, and Joseph Mazzello as Mouse. Jon M. Chu is directing G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

J.J. Abrams has just returned from a vacation and is working with screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, to lock down the Star Trek 2 script for a January production start. J.J. Abrams hasn't officially signed his deal to direct Star Trek 2, and has not approved the script yet. However, Paramount has exercised its options on the cast members, which means Chris Pine will return as Captain Kirk before he shoots the Untitled Jack Ryan Project.

No concrete release plans have been made for Star Trek 2 yet, although the studio is considering either a late 2012 or summer 2013 release for the sci-fi sequel.

Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

G.I. Joe Retaliation was released March 28th, 2013 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona, Adrianne Palicki, Channing Tatum. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (16)

  1. Derek Smith

    The GI Joe franchise could have been such a wicked awesome movie series... *sigh*

    4 years agoby @derek-smithFlag

  2. ChiRep_1

    Eh, no production date set, JJ Abrams isn't confirmed yet and they're still juggling around with the script.No surprise here, take your time and do it right.

    and P.S G.I Joe can suck it... :)

    4 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  3. Kazuma_47

    F*CK THIS STUPID SH*T! G.I. JOE IS GONNA BE PURE SH*T! THE STUDIO IS SO F*CKING STUPID!! JESUS CHRIST! Star Trek should be released before stupid G.I. Joe!!!!!

    4 years agoby @kazuma-47Flag

  4. aceinthehole12

    I keep hearing Star Trek 2 will be in 2013. As long as JJ directs I won't mind.

    4 years agoby @aceinthehole12Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Better to have a quality sequel in 2013 than a rushed Transfallen in 2012

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. MovieManiac

    @phil-mata Sure the movie sucked ass but how can you get a better picture of Stevenson then of him as The Punisher?

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  7. MovieFreak97

    Thumbs up for the fact that Star Trek 2 is being taken seriously :)

    4 years agoby @moviefreak97Flag

  8. skorpion

    Star Trek would have been better for 2012, G.I. Joe is not really a grabber.

    4 years agoby @skorpionFlag

  9. Phil Mata

    Really, MW? You couldn't find a better image of Ray Stevenson?

    4 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  10. moviegeek

    Wow, GI Joe is SO not going to stand out in the middle of the summer. August was their only shot at a mild success.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  11. Ghostman

    Man, 2012 is going to be one stuffed summer movie season that they already pushed 3 films into summer 2013!

    4 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  12. CUPID

    @Brizzy Agreed.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  13. Rudy

    Jesus, it's gonna take forever for star trek 2 to come out. I just hope they REALLY WOW everybody with what they'll have in store for it!!!

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  14. ejk1

    Bummer all the way around. Star Trek 2 is somewhat up in the air, and we get this sequel to one lousy film.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  15. Brizzy

    Can't WAIT too see The Rock starr in Cobra.. Damn!

    4 years agoby @BrizzyFlag