Next Summer, J.J. Abrams is going to make your head explode with Star Trek Into Darkness. The first teaser trailer is loaded with epic eye candy, and we’ve got screengrabs of every clip.
If you haven’t seen this “announcement trailer” yet (it’s considered a small preview before the actual teaser trailer, which will be attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), then please go watch it now over at iTunes Trailers, because everything you’ll see below could be considered spoilers for the trailer — not to mention the movie. That’s right, kids: potential spoilers ahead.
Personally, I’m excited to see Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as the yet-unnamed villain. Paramount’s official info describes his character as a “one man weapon of mass destruction,” and this trailer is all about selling that to viewers. Cumberbatch himself does the trailer’s voiceover, but it’s unclear if these are lines he recorded just for the trailer, or if they were lifted from the film.
Who do you think he’s playing? Is he a new villain? Or someone we’ve seen before? Khan? Gary Mitchell? Someone else?
Oh, and here’s something interesting: this trailer was released in all major languages, internationally, and was exactly the same for all of them. Except one. The Japanese version includes about ten seconds of additional footage at the very end of the trailer. I’ve stuck a pair of stills from this footage in as well, and have labeled them as such.
Enjoy the stills, and click on any of them to enlarge.