First Teaser Poster for J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' is Here
by Alex Billington
December 3, 2012
Getting anxious to return to the USS Enterprise? Paramount has unveiled the first official teaser poster for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness sequel, which we've all been patiently waiting to see any footage or photos from. Don't go too crazy over this poster though, while it is a dark, gritty design, something about it may look a little familiar. Our friends at SlashFilm point out how similar it is to the silhouette designs for Battleship, The Raid and Battle: LA. Plus, who exactly is that in the futuristic trenchcoat? The Playlist says it's "Benedict Cumberbatch" as the villain overlooking a ruined London, but are we sure it's not Captain Kirk? Interesting, but nonetheless exciting, at least they're starting up real marketing for this sci-fi sequel.
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.
Reader Feedback - 29 Comments
"The Star Trek Rises"
Nathan Gale on Dec 3, 2012
As much as I have tired of people trying to compate everything to Nolan's Batman trilogy, as if it was the first series of movies to do pretty much anything, I can't deny this one. That poster is TDKR all the way...
BloodwerK on Dec 3, 2012
when the enterprise is ashes you have my permission to die...............am i over doing it
me on Dec 3, 2012
I love the symbolic Star Trek symbol within the ruins. Captivating.
PBGray on Dec 3, 2012
The Dark Spock Rises.
Manuel on Dec 3, 2012
Its a very Karl Urban like hairstyle from his other films
Alleycat4444 on Dec 3, 2012
I agree looks like Karl - physique matches too
nha on Dec 3, 2012
I agree, but I doubt they'd put a supporting character on their first teaser poster.
Matt Peloquin on Dec 3, 2012
You're all wrong. It's Adam Lambert.
MITNG on Dec 3, 2012
For my money it's Kirk. Feels more like a heroic/despairing look than victorious. Plus Cumberbatch has longer hair than that surely?
blargh on Dec 3, 2012
Come on. It's Ben. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/benedict-cumberbatch?before=1344336199
Duane on Dec 3, 2012
What is the Gurkin doing there?!
Ashley Temple on Dec 3, 2012
So have we actually confirmed it's Gary Mitchell?
bat0u on Dec 3, 2012
Ooooh they went daaaark. Turned that brightness waaaay down.
Carpola on Dec 3, 2012
Okay guys pretend for a second that this isn't dark knight-esque. This might be one of the coolest posters ever.
Jon Odishaw on Dec 3, 2012
I'm not much of a Star Trek fan (my knowledge is limited), but this looks badass. Definitely gonna see it
Richie G on Dec 3, 2012
It is Benedict, same jacket from the scenes.
truong18 on Dec 3, 2012
If it weren't for the title, I would think that it is a remake of Darkman or a New Gritty Dick Tracy re-imagining by Christopher Nolan.
moviecapone on Dec 3, 2012
i like it! great poster and i hope it's cumberbatch because he did a awesome job in shetlock!
avi on Dec 3, 2012
is that london in the BG?
Nightwing on Dec 3, 2012
It certainly looks like the Gherkin on the right.
Chris on Dec 3, 2012
Xerxexx on Dec 3, 2012
I love it.
Chris Groves on Dec 3, 2012
Is it strange to anyone else that all the letters in the title are capital letters except for the n? Otherwise I like it a lot. Can't wait to see the movie in IMAX 3D
rodneyjohnson on Dec 3, 2012
Star Trek Into Darkness a.k.a. The Dark Star Trek Rises
Fidel Reyes on Dec 3, 2012
Cross between a Nolan-Batman poster, a Bayformers poster, and a JJTrek poster.
castingcouch on Dec 4, 2012
The title's kinda weird to me. Not a Star Trek fan though, so maybe it makes sense.
Nielsen700 on Dec 4, 2012
skyscrapers from cities around the world thrown into one setting for a bg looks weird. London, Shanghai, NYC, Jakarta...
Jordan on Dec 4, 2012
Hope it's JJ as the pile of rubble underneath the figure gazing upon the destruction....not much originality to this poster...
Yasmine on Dec 5, 2012
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