Your British friends are so lucky. They watched season 3 of Downton Abbey months ago. Sometimes they find kings under their parking lots. And now they’re going to get to see Star Trek Into Darkness a week before you. As initially reported in Deadline, the Trek preboot-sequel will now open in the U.K. on May 9.
When contacted by EW, Paramount denied rumors that the U.S. release date would also be moved up; the film will still open in these bitter former colonies on May 15 in IMAX theaters, two days before the wide release. So just to be safe, you should probably unfollow all British people for that week, lest you be assaulted with lots of people tweeting stuff like, “Wow, so Benedict Cumberbatch was playing time-traveling Captain Picard all along!”
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