It looks like Star Trek XI's move to spring 2009 isn't as free of competition as it was a month ago. Variety is reporting that the new McG-directed Terminator flick is opening just two weeks after the Trek franchise's new hope. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins will (as of now) release May 22, 2009, and will star Christian Bale. With the Wolverine X-Men spin-off opening days before Trek, could this be another Nemesis situation?
For what it's worth, I've always been a Nemesis fan. Sure, it's not my single favorite Trek film, but I suspect that its poor box-office numbers -- and subsequent fan thrashing -- was due more to release date than to the quality of the film itself. Then again, I must not be the primary demographic -- because I'm going to see all three. It's gonna be a great spring!