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.
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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.