Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Brings the Destruction (UPDATED)


Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Movie Image

Here’s your first look at J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which, I have to admit, features a lot more footage than I had anticipated. Since it’s officially just an “Announcement Trailer”, I thought it would just be one long big reveal of the Enterprise or something similar to what Abrams did with the first movie. But nope — you get a ton of footage here, including new villain Benedict Cumberbatch being all slimy and villain-y. This is just the teaser, keep in mind; the full trailer is supposed to show in front of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit Part 1″. I can’t even imagine what they’re going to show there.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Trekking back into theaters May 17, 2013.

Get more images and videos in our “Star Trek Into Darkness” preview page.


So Apple has a bunch of different versions of the same trailer on their site, and most people (myself included) probably thought they were all the same, just subtitled for various parts of the world. Turns out, not so much. One of them, at least, isn’t the same as the others. Sam Summers pointed out on Facebook that the Japanese version of the trailer features an extra scene at the end that would seem to reference 1982’s “The Wrath of Kahn”, perhaps giving us, once and for all, the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in the sequel. Hint: He’s probably playing Kahn. See for yourself.

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  • Eagle Eye

    Fantastic, the first Star Trek took out everything i did not like about the originals and improved everything i did like, so this sequel should ROCKKKK!!!!!

    Especially with ol’Benedict as the villain…

  • Juggernaut

    Awesome!!! Can’t wait!

  • Dedpool

    I am an old school Trekkie and still loved the reboot! Bring it on!!

  • Lexavi80

    Maybe not.

    Remember… this Star Trek happens at the time of the TV Series, not the movies. The characters are young. The events with Kahn happen when they’re old.

    I know they also encounter Kahn when they’re young, but is very unlikely all that hell brake loose on they’re first encounter.

    Plus, the seeds of the ever growing friendship of Spock and Kirk are just in the land. Not sure if a “Death of Spock” would be as dramatic as in Rath of Kahn.

    My guess is that old Spock or Spock’s dad dies.

    The one man army is someone else.

  • ErickKwon

    If Cumberbatch is Khan, I get the feeling this will be more like a redo of “Space Seed” with the story extended to that episode’s worst-case-scenario of Khan taking control of a starship (not necessarily the Enterprise), returning to earth, and resuming his megalomaniac ways. That would explain the wire-fu but it doesn’t fall under the “one man weapon of mass destruction” descriptor which would imply a superpowered being along the lines of a Gary Mitchell or a Squire of Gothos. But then rumor was Alice Eve would play an alien and she doesn’t look like she is, but she does look like she could be Mitchell’s partner Elizabeth Dehner or even Carol Marcus. I hope plot details are kept under wraps for as long as possible.

    • ErickKwon

      Just watched “Where No Man Has Gone Before” on not-Nixflix, and holy crap, if you were to totally go fan-fic on its plot, I can see how some of the bits in the “Darkness” trailer could fit into it.

  • Dsign500

    Holy Crap…i just got goosebumps watching the end of the japanese version!!!!!!!!!!! i don’t know if i could handle watching that scene happen all over again.

  • TRD

    What a teaser. I love the remake and this teaser seems to make me believe I’ll love the sequel as well.

  • KT

    Looooooksssssssss gooooooooooood babesssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!