Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Trailer Is Better At Everything
Star Trek Into Darkness was going to be our most anticipated trailer of the entire Super Bowl, but now that it's gone online early, we might not even need to watch. Take a look below at the Big Game spot, which puts a lot of the focus on Benedict Cumberbatch's silver-voiced villain character, and gives us new looks at the chaos he presumably wrings to the futuristic San Francisco.
"I am better." "At what?" "At everything." Yup, that's the kind of confident Star Trek villain we've been waiting for-- sorry, Eric Bana's Nero-- and the kind of guy that Benedict Cumberbatch can play better than virtually anybody else. Even Super Bowl viewers who aren't familiar with Cumberbatch's work as Sherlock will probably sit up and pay attention when this ad comes on their screens. And while the stigma has probably come off Star Trek after the huge success of the 2009 movie, I think this ad is really well-calibrated to bring in even viewers who might scoff at Trekkies. This isn't high school anymore! Jocks and sci-fi geeks can unite!
Star Trek Into Darkness is heading to theaters on May 17, with Alice Eve joining Cumberbatch as a notable new addition to the cast, which has Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and Bruce Greenwood all reprising their roles. Here's the official synopsis, and you can also click here for everything else we know about it.
In Summer 2013, director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. 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.
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