Star Trek into Darkness is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci. It is the twelfth film in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho return to reprise their roles from the previous film. It is set to be released on May 17, 2013.
J. J. Abrams has stated that unlike the original series' Trek films, this film will have a subtitle with no number following the series title Star Trek, like The Next Generation's film series. This will avoid repeating the sequel number of the acclaimed Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or making a confusing jump from Star Trek to Star Trek 12. On September 7, 2012, bloggers revealed that the film's title was expected to be Star Trek into Darkness. Cast member Simon Pegg also posted this title to his Twitter feed.
- Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
- Zachary Quinto as Spock
- Benedict Cumberbatch as the villain
- Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
- Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
- Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
- John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
- Simon Pegg as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
- Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Christopher Pike
Noel Clarke, Alice Eve, Peter Weller, Joseph Gatt, Nazneen Contractor, Anjini Taneja Azhar and Nolan North have also been cast, but their roles are currently unknown.