Must Watch: First 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Announcement Teaser!

December 6, 2012
Source: Apple

Star Trek Into Darkness

"I have returned to have my vengeance!" Paramount has unveiled the first announcement teaser for J.J. Abrams' sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. This isn't the full trailer, but just an intro teaser, giving us a taste of some of the sci-fi this time around. Chris Pine returns as Kirk, Zachary Quinto is back as Spock, chasing a villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch. We're still getting an IMAX 3D prologue for Trek 2 in front of The Hobbit (IMAX only) starting next week when it opens, in addition to the full trailer before The Hobbit (now available here to view). This looks awesome so far, one of my most anticipated movies of 2013.

Watch the first short announcement teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness via Apple:

Note: We've discovered that the Japanese trailer (also found on Apple) has 15 seconds of extra footage, including a few shots reminiscent of the Kirk/Spock death scene in Wrath of Khan. This frame. Watch here:

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated everything the fleet stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a "one man weapon of mass destruction."

Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to the J.J. Abrams-directed reboot of Gene Roddenberry's original science fiction series. The screenplay this time was co-written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof. Most of the crew is back, including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin & John Cho. Paramount is bringing Into Darkness to theaters May 17th next summer.

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Reader Feedback - 82 Comments


I have wood. on Dec 6, 2012


hol-ee ballz.... sherlock has gone ape shit. kee-yant wait.

duane on Dec 6, 2012


bwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum bwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum bwuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum every fucking trailer

ak on Dec 6, 2012


haha, so true

antenor on Dec 6, 2012


I'll never complain, it's fucking awesome!

Nick on Dec 6, 2012


not inception, that was all baooooooow baooooooow baooooooow

Richie G on Dec 6, 2012


only inception and prometheus really got it right. every other trailer that has tried to use it has failed miserably.

Alejo on Dec 6, 2012


hahah true. So funny that it is overused like crazy. BWUUUUUUUUUUUUUM!!!!

hi hello on Dec 6, 2012


It's the official anthem of Hollywood movie trailers.

castingcouch on Dec 10, 2012


Tabor Brown on Dec 6, 2012


I heard that Abrams would be showing 9 minutes of footage in front of The Hobbit is this true?

Cody W on Dec 6, 2012


it's in the article, only in front of imax

Richie G on Dec 6, 2012


who has the time to read when you can blindly click links and post comments...

Akirakorn on Dec 6, 2012


Damn straight...douchebag.

Cody W on Dec 6, 2012


does anyone else think his voice sounds like Patrick Stewart's? Also, awesome!

syntaxterror on Dec 6, 2012


Yeah, he does sound a bit like Patrick Stewart, hehe. Lend an ear to this, and you can hear more of Benedict Cumberbatch, search for: "Benedict Cumberbatch - All of his Jaguar Voice Overs" on youtube 🙂

David Banner on Dec 6, 2012


Sherlock must've been pissed something fierce

Armeetapus16 on Dec 6, 2012


And the lens flares are back!

Burtes on Dec 6, 2012


Didn't see any...but maybe I didn't clean my glasses....

Scopedog on Dec 6, 2012


This looks fucking legendary!

Jon Odishaw on Dec 6, 2012


Am I the only one who noticed what looked like Spock and Kirk's hands on opposite sides of some kind of glass?

BloodwerK on Dec 6, 2012


I believe anyone with a pair of eyes noticed that.

Efterklang on Dec 6, 2012


I don't mean it just being there, I'm talking about how much just that looks like Spock's death in Wrath of Kahn. I'm guessing you probably knew that, though, and just wanted to be a smartass...

BloodwerK on Dec 6, 2012


Most likely as its in the text between the trailers....

Steven on Dec 6, 2012


I'm back from the future and.. and PEOPLE: HERE MY VOICE: This movie sucks !!! Trust me ! you'll waste your time, your life and your money by watching it ! I warned you

UnknownX on Dec 6, 2012


He's lying. He is not from the future. Time travel has not happened yet. Do not listen to a word this lying man says as he is trying to mislead you.

Tyson on Dec 6, 2012


It doesn't matter when it happens. It doesn't need to have happened yet for someone to come here from when it is invented.

OfficialJab on Dec 6, 2012


That's the point of the joke.

Aaron Burns on Dec 6, 2012


I apologize for playing along.

OfficialJab on Dec 6, 2012


Time travel hasn't been invented yet, but 30 years from now, it will have been.

Adversary on Dec 6, 2012


My eyes are opened. Thank you so much. I am so pleased this man has travelled through time armed with his opinions of Star Trek movies and crude knowledge of the English language to warn me off Star Trek at night. Cheers for preventing me from wasting another two hours of my life on a Star Trek film.

Tyson on Dec 7, 2012


I'm HERE from the past! HEAR my voice: you need to take remedial English classes immediately!

octopus9498 on Dec 6, 2012


ahah you're so right ^^ shame on me ! +1

UnknownX on Dec 9, 2012


So...who wins the World Series for the next 25 years, Mr. Time Lord wanna-be?

Scopedog on Dec 6, 2012


Doubt he has time to remember baseball trivial with all 'dem Trek shows to re-re-re-watch

Akirakorn on Dec 6, 2012


I'm back from McDonald's and... who had the Big Mac with fries?

syntaxterror on Dec 6, 2012


Umm. okay...

Akirakorn on Dec 6, 2012


somebody didn't bother to read the thread completely.

syntaxterror on Dec 7, 2012


If you're from the future, doesn't that mean we're supposed to kill you to get the gold?

vampirarchist on Dec 7, 2012


OMG vampirarchist you can't just ask people if we're supposed to kill them to get the gold...

sh on Dec 11, 2012


The dumbing down of greatness which was Star Trek continues. It looks like a fun cock porn I mean pop corn action movie but nothing like The Next Generation which was really the greatest Star Trek period .Imo.

eh on Dec 6, 2012


"The dumbing down of greatness which was Star Trek continues." Yep, that's just your opinion. Let's forget that the original series, while damned good, had just as much "dumb action" in it along with great SF themes. And DS9 was the greatest Trek, period....imo.

Scopedog on Dec 6, 2012


Now i am really excited, J.J has done it again

Tyler Cobaugh on Dec 6, 2012


Star Trek: Into Darkness, more like Star Trek: Into Awesomeness!

Fidel Reyes on Dec 6, 2012


the special effects look spectacular......really can't say much on the movie yet - full trailer will probably help.

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


You didn`t wiggle in excitement just a little??

mmmmmmmmm on Dec 6, 2012


hells, yea - the effects were awesome and i'm very curious as to who the villian is......i'm just hoping for a great story too!

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


Yeah, agree with you there...the starship crashing in the ocean? Looks insane! Something tells me that ILM is pulling out all the stops for this (plus they've got IRON MAN 3 and who knows what else...).

Scopedog on Dec 6, 2012


the starship in the ocean looked AMAZING!

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


Judging by the 1st film, its gonna be a event let me tell you, especially in IMAX. The volcano sequence looks like a complete mindfuck o_O

mmmmmmmm on Dec 6, 2012


hey, the effects do look great!

beevis on Dec 6, 2012


OH SHIOT. This will be more than worth waiting for o_O

mmmmmmmm on Dec 6, 2012


Oh no. Is Spock going to die again? I'm not made of enough emotional strength to handle that twice.

PBGray on Dec 6, 2012


I am far less emotionally invested in this Spock that the "real" Spock. If he dies I am ok with that.

Brian Sleider on Dec 6, 2012


JJ Abrams has a way of getting his audience emotionally invested. When I saw the first JJ Star Trek I took my wife who was not enthusiastic at all. She was balling in the first 10 minutes when Kirk's dad died and at the end of the movie thought it fantastic. I'm sure what we all saw was a homage to Wrath of Khan and not Spock dying. None-the-less, I'm gripped already. Can't wait. What has 2 thumbs and is "emotionally invested"? THIS GUY!

PBGray on Dec 6, 2012


No offense, that's not emotionally invested, that's an audience member that's emotional. You can't compare how invested you are in someone you've just seen on screen for 5 minutes to the death of Spock, a WORSHIPED character we had been obsessing over for 16 years before Wrath of Khan. There is nothing Abrams or anyone else can do in four hours of screen time that can develop a character enough to create that kind of emotion..besides, THIS SPOCK looks and sounds like a California kid, he's really nothing compared to Nimoy. And I don't mean that to be offensive, I think the new character is good, he's just not THE Spock, with that sense that he's an 80 year old wisdom in a 35 year old body. With Quinto we get an arrogant, snotty teenager forcing himself to act's just not something that inspires AWE. Grown men were leaving the theater with tears running down their face after STII, (or so I've heard, lol) And THAT was because of how REAL the relationship between Kirk and Spock and McCoy felt.....they barely know each other in this new incarnation. They had put their lives on the line for each other 79 times before Wrath of Khan.

Dave Melges on Dec 8, 2012


The character of Kirk's dad was on the screen mere moments, yet JJ was able to make us feel something deep for that character. He established an emotional connection quickly. My wife wasn't the only person crying in the theater at that moment. I'm sure he will do the same if this is Spock's demise...again (Although I've read others say it may be Kirk who dies). I think you underestimate the power of film making to think JJ can't create that kind of emotion in minutes. That's the power of film. JJ's done it before. He can do it again. True, I don't feel as much for Quinto's Spock as I do Nimoy's. Nimoy established Spock on television, which I loved that show as a kid, and then on film. As was a teenager, I saw ST:WOK and wept in the theater with many others. However, I trust JJ will do more to develop the relationship between all the characters, including Kirk and Spock, and tear our hearts out if we witness another Star Trek death, no matter which character it is. But, that will happen on JJ's work, not because I see this ST universe as anything related to the TV show or Shatner/Nimoy films. But I get it everyone. I get it. No one wants to compare emotions between the old crew and the new crew. Personally, I love Star Trek...period. I care about these characters now. I don't want to see any of them take a screen death. Too much for my little ST lovin' fanboy to take!

PBGray on Dec 8, 2012


Kirk dies in this timeline.

Spock on Dec 7, 2012


Spock? Spock! Nooooooooooo! 😉

PBGray on Dec 7, 2012


Did anyone else notice that Cumberbatch is wearing a Starfleet uniform, complete with insignia at 0:46 of the trailer? Why would Khan be wearing a Starfleet uniform? I have a feeling the Abrams may be screwing with us a bit. Has anyone considered that he could actually be Garth of Izar instead?

Jedi on Dec 6, 2012


Garth certainly makes more sense than Khan or Mitchell. Right now, though, there's nothing but speculation. We'll see more in the coming months. Not too much, I hope, since I want to be surprised and enjoy the film on its own, which was the case with the 2009 reboot.

Scopedog on Dec 6, 2012


I don't remember Khan even being confirmed, just guessed at.

OfficialJab on Dec 6, 2012


That was kind of my point. He hasn't been confirmed, but everyone seems so convinced that he's Khan, especially with the inclusion of the "Spock's Death" scene reference. I actually hope that he's NOT Khan. Khan has been done. They did a great job in the first film to explain the possibility of an alternate time line, I hope they stay consistent with that and don't go back to just remaking what has already been done, e.g. Khan, Spock's death, Genesis.

Jedi on Dec 6, 2012


Well I agree insofar as I believe they should do any remakes, but despite the universe being irreparably changed in several ways, Khan still presumably exists somewhere. And unless he was involved in the alternate events, would probably be mostly the same person. He's a strong character, and I wouldn't really have a problem seeing him again.

OfficialJab on Dec 6, 2012


I cannot wait to see this movie, but I am a little underwhelmed by this teaser, I was hoping for some major space battles this time around... Looking forward to the trailer

Tester on Dec 6, 2012


Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! Badass.

DAVIDPD on Dec 6, 2012


Holy Shit snacks!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!

silentjay on Dec 6, 2012


Oh, you know Kirk's gonna be shouting it! Khan! Khaaaaaaaaan! Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Thexn on Dec 6, 2012


I think the bad guy is the character Gary Mitchell, and the blond is Elizabeth Dehner, originally played by Sally Kellerman.

Chris Giebler on Dec 6, 2012


I don't think I'm ever going to get used to that title. Movie looks great, I always trust JJ.... far....

OfficialJab on Dec 6, 2012


1:09 Spock caps the reactor. Next film Star Trek:Genesis...calling it!

MITNG on Dec 6, 2012


Honestly, they should stop at this. I am willing to bet upcoming official trailer, trailer 2 & 3 and all those tv spots are just going to be too much revelation and ruin the movie for a lot of people.

Guest of Honor on Dec 6, 2012


I'd be willing to bet that J.J. Abrams is trying to throw us off with that last shot in the Japanese trailer. No way this plays out EXACTLY like TWoK. That said, this certainly whets my appetite and I can't wait to see the full trailer in front of The Hobbit when I see that on the 15th.

Edward Curtis on Dec 6, 2012


pretty sure it's Gary Mitchell

bat0u on Dec 6, 2012


Can't they just go to a new planet every week and make peace like they did in the old days? Just kiddin, looks fun times.

Carpola on Dec 6, 2012


Notice his eyes change from brown when hes got that big rifle to blue when hes in the starfleet uniform later on. It's the pilot storline where Mitchel gets super psychic powers. And the end part it's Spock outside the glass not inside so he won't die.

kwd1968 on Dec 6, 2012


Love. The. Voice!

Benjamin on Dec 6, 2012



Smurfman Sassafras on Dec 6, 2012


The first one was a needlessly overly complicated mess that although a reboot was desperate to have an old face in just because it was believed the audience wouldn't handle the transition without it. I really hope that this tries a little harder, dials down the lightening quick editing and just, well, takes its time.

Payne by name on Dec 6, 2012


I don't think Abrams will give up his bag of tricks that easy.Besides,it's for the ADHD generation.

oldfart on Dec 6, 2012


I notice no one's mentioned the LAST line of the Japanese trailer . Did Abrahms rewrite Mitchell to be Kirk's relative ? Cause we know it's someone from kirk's past . ( it's not khan basically because we've seen no indicators of a genetic war storyline - you gotta SEND him into exile before you bring him BACK too long for 1 movie) Chris Giebler is right that's gotta be Elizabeth Dehner . ...But who goes to a movie for plot anymore ?? anyway :o) the visuals are going to be awesome , even with this early-spaceflight , functional drab gray /shiny blue theme in the scenery and apparel . The 1st is more red and green and Enterprise white . Picking a certain color pattern seems endemic to all the movies , somebody's job .....

Dominic A on Dec 7, 2012


Trek was always about this wonderful future you would want to live in, this is not that.

Yuggg on Dec 7, 2012

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