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Star Trek Into Darkness To Release a Week Early in the United Kingdom


In which Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto lock Benedict Cumberbatch in a cage to prevent him from making sure that the UK gets Star Trek Into Darkness before America does.

“Mwaha,” he responds, “You forgot Alice Eve and Simon Pegg are also British. STID premiered in the UK half an hour ago.”

Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week.

Earlier today Simon Pegg tweeted, and Deadline corroborates, that the UK release date for Star Trek Into Darkness has been bumped up a week from May 17th to May 9th. The question that remains, naturally, is whether this means that the US release date will also be moved up. Survey says…. nope.

As Deadline points out, just a little while ago STID ran a contest connected to their Superbowl Ad, allowing a lucky few American fans to score tickets to an early screening of the movie. That early screening was revealed to be on the 15th of May, which is now six days later than the movie’s UK premiere. Additionally:

There have also been rumblings that the movie would get a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 15-26, but I’ve heard that is not the case. The new release date would seem to support that since movies are rarely screened in Cannes after they’ve premiered big elsewhere.

So rejoice, Britons! You’ll get to know who Benedict Cumberbatch’s character is for really reals a week earlier than everybody else. If only Americans had some kind of machine that could travel through time or space to your Star Trek premiere, but apparently beat us to that too.

(via Deadline.)

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