This is a title that comes out of a long process of discussion amongst the creative team. As reported earlier, Paramount tested a number of titles for the film over the summer, including at least one title that did not include "Star Trek." Also noted in our earlier article, the title (by design) does not include a colon, like were used for the Next Generation films such as "Star Trek: First Contact" or "Star Trek: Nemesis."
According to sources, the creative team are still working on how they will officially roll out this new title. The first acknowledgement will likely be made with some kind of visual treatment, either a type treatment for the title or possibly even a teaser poster or image. Indications are that this official roll out should be coming soon.
Paramount Pictures has already secured the domain names that include www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie. These are what tipped everyone off about the title in the first place.
So it looks like the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will be heading into darkness in the next film, what lurks in that darkness has yet to be seen. In a previous interview, Chris Pine talked about the sequel saying that the crew is going to face off against a greater threat.
There's comedy, which I think J.J. does a great job of, but, like the first one, there's some serious issues being dealt with. And I'd say the threat is even greater in this one.
The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening. It's relentlessly action-packed and in terms of character development it goes places you'd never expect. The arc is huge for all the characters. It's a really big story—I can't hype it enough!
I loved Abrams' first film, and I'm excited to see what's in store for us in the sequel! I don't think Abrams is going to disappoint. What do you think of the new title?