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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch's Villain Takes Center Stage In New Trailer For 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' Plus A New Poster

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist March 21, 2013 at 3:18AM

We're barely even three months into 2013, and already it feels like we're getting into the summer blockbuster season, even if it remains resolutely chilly outside. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" hits next week, "Oblivion" rolls out internationally in about three weeks, and "Iron Man 3" follows a week or so after that. That means we're starting to get the final trailers for some of these big movies, and after the longer "Iron Man 3" clip from a few weeks back, a new international trailer's arrived at an ungodly hour over at Apple for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness."
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Update: The clever so-and-sos at TrekMovie noticed a URL hidden in a frame from the trailer that led to the film's new poster, a fairly generic piece of work that makes the film look like a sci-fi sequel to "Jack The Giant Slayer." Amusingly, the URL could be found in the background of the not-at-all gratuitous shot of Alice Eve in her underwear at the 1:36 mark. Oh, J.J., you rogue...

We're barely even three months into 2013, and already it feels like we're getting into the summer blockbuster season, even if it remains resolutely chilly outside. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" hits next week, "Oblivion" rolls out internationally in about three weeks, and "Iron Man 3" follows a week or so after that. That means we're starting to get the final trailers for some of these big movies, and after the longer "Iron Man 3" clip from a few weeks back, a new international trailer's arrived at an ungodly hour over at Apple for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Lifting the veil of secrecy that's been hanging over the picture a little, the cilp places a little more emphasis on the plot than before, laying out that Benedict Cumberbatch's villain John Harrison is a top Starfleet agent who now has a vendetta against Starfleet because of some unspecified atrocity in their past, and is wreaking vengeance with a series of terrorist attacks around the world. This causes Chris Pine's Kirk to get vengeful himself, taking the rest of his crew along to track Harrison.

It all looks suitably action-packed and impressive (bar some slightly ropey green screen work), as you might expect, and it continues to suggest that it's the darker, "Empire Strikes Back"/"Wrath Of Khan"-type part two that we've all assumed it would end up being. But we're not quite feeling this to the extent that we were feeling the previous trailers. Maybe it's just because we had to get up at 6am to post this, but the clip's got a sort of disjointed rhythm to it, and it seems to us that Cumberbatch (who we adore as an actor, it should be said) is delivering every one of his lines in a similar monotone intonation.

Hopefully it's just the impression given by this particular clip, because we liked Abrams' first Trek film, and most of what we've seen of this, and have our fingers crossed that it turns out to be one of the better blockbusters of the summer. The film opens in many international territories on May 9th, before following on in the U.S. on May 16th. Watch the trailer below, or head to Apple to see it in HD.


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