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02/04/2013 09:52 am ET Updated Feb 04, 2013

'Star Trek Into Darkness' App Unveils New Release Date

Super Bowl Sunday was a great time for "Star Trek" fans. Not only did Paramount reveal a new look at "Star Trek Into Darkness," but the studio announced that J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel will arrive in theaters earlier than initially thought.

Using the special "Star Trek Into Darkness" app, a "first-of-its kind movie app" according to Paramount, fans were able to "unlock movie tickets for show times on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. -– two days ahead of the film’s scheduled release on Friday, May 17." The May 15 release will happen in IMAX 3D.

The good news is an oasis for "Star Trek" fans, many of whom were upset by the fact that Abrams was recently hired to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII."

"I feel like J.J. Abrams took me out to the prom but left with the hotter girl," wrote Badass Digest contributor and all-around "Star Trek" expert Jordan Hoffman.

For more from Hoffman, click here. Watch the new "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer above. The film is set for release on May 15.

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