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New Star Trek Into Darkness Promo Has John Harrison Threatening Kirk

There are many things about Star Trek Into Darkness that we're looking forward to, from the regrouping of the crew from the 2009 reboot to counting the number of lens flairs J.J. Abrams can squeeze in, but above all we can't wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious John Harrison. Not only has the star proven himself to be a truly brilliant actor, most notably on the series Sherlock, everything we've seen and heard from his Trek character has been absolutely chilling - and the above promo, which comes to us from Yahoo!, is no exception.

Weirdly, it's been an interesting week for blockbuster movie villains issuing threats through the fourth wall. Not only do we have this new video for Star Trek Into Darkness, but this past Sunday we had Michael Shannon in character as General Zod from Zack Snyder's Man of Steel formally asking the citizens of Earth to hand over Kal-El (Henry Cavill), the last son of Krypton. Good to see that the studio recognizes the talent that they have and are pushing them in the advertising properly.

Star Trek Into Darkness, which also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin among others, features Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise on the hunt for a madman who unleashes a devastating attack on Star Fleet. The resulting search, however, tests all of the cocky young captain's abilities and his willingness to protect the people he truly cares about. Look for the film in theaters on May 17th.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.