After last week's brief teaser, a nine-minute prologue in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and a bunch of journalists writing about their trip to Bad Robot headquarters, the official trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has finally, finally arrived online. You can watch it below.
Unlike the teaser trailer that emphasized the action and destruction wrought by Benedict Cumerbatch's villain, this trailer starts off pretty mournful and melancholy-- until, of course, offering all the action beats for the very end anyway. And while Cumberbatch's voiceover took over the entire teaser, this new one opens with voiceover from someone else-- is it Bruce Greenwood's Captain Pike, once again trying to give Kirk some tough advice? His suggestion that Kirk is going to get everyone under his command killed some day certainly seems ominous given all the destruction we're shown later in the trailer.
And not to continue all the speculation about Cumberbatch playing Khan, but there seem to be some major Wrath of Khan references at the end here-- namely the line "Is there anything you would not do for your family?" and the two hands touching through glass, which is at least a nod toward Spock's memorable death at the end of that movie. With Alice Eve confirmed to be playing Carol Marcus-- who in Wrath of Khan is revealed to be the mother of Kirk's son-- are the piecing lining up? Or is this a classic Abrams red herring?
Star Trek Into Darkness comes to theaters on May 17 next year, with all the cast of the first film-- Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin-- back on board, along with additions Alice Eve and, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch. You can click here to learn much more about it.
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