JJ Abrams loves Star Wars. And so do a lot of people that love him. And because Abrams loves to slip things into his movies that fans will find while re-watching them, he inserted R2-D2 into 2009′s Star Trek.
So guess what? He did it again with Star Trek Into Darkness. io9 reader Rafael Oca found the little guy and promptly sent it over to the good people at io9. You’ll be able to find R2 at about an hour and 17 minutes into the film, when the Vengeance fires on the Enterprise while in warp. R2 gets sucked out of the ship with some other Enterprise crew members.
Something tells me we won’t have to look to hard to find R2 in JJ Abrams’ next space adventure though. [io9]